I just paid nearly £100 to renew this site so I thought I’d better write a post

I just paid nearly £100 to renew this site so I thought I’d better write a post

Don't worry, I'm not going to be complaining about the price of hosting a blog. But I didn't lie... I just spent a lot of money automatically (accidentally) renewing this website. A website I haven't written on in at least three months. What is it about this obsession I have with thinking that if I [...]

What do employers really want in a cover letter for creative jobs?

What do employers really want in a cover letter for creative jobs?

From: no-reply: Unfortunately, we have decided to progress other candidates at this time. And no, we don't provide feedback. Much like anything you produce online, you don't have long to make an impression before people close the tab and move on. Nothing much rides on whether someone reads this post, likes my pic, or shares [...]

How has job hunting changed in the age of COVID-19?

How has job hunting changed in the age of COVID-19?

Zoom meetings in pyjama bottoms are the new normal. I have been looking for work in the creative industry for about six months, and I am trying desperately to stay motivated to keep applying for roles during the pandemic. The interview process has evolved in recent months, but what has actually changed? First of all, [...]

Lockdown reflections: Getting tired of feeling uninspired

Lockdown reflections: Getting tired of feeling uninspired

Writer’s block is no laughing matter; it’ll leave you feeling deflated and unimaginative. I’ve taken an unintentional media hiatus for a few weeks and this is why: having spent the last three weeks applying and interviewing for jobs, I’m subsequently struggling to find any inspiration for things to write about. While it’s a rare occurrence [...]