Month: November 2019

7 Negative Interview Words That Make You Look Bad

I believe that in certain stressful situations, our language reverts to a set of stock phrases that have carried us through life. If these patterns of our language tend towards pessimism and self-deprecation, it can cause issues. Particularly during a job search. During an interview, we know that we should choose our words carefully, but…

By pauldrury 25/11/2019 Off

Be The Change. Until You Decide Not To.

When you are looking at making a change in life, you owe it to yourself to give it everything that you have got. Certain motivational speakers suggest that you “be the change.” I guess this means that when you focus your mind on the person you would like to become, the process of becoming that…

By pauldrury 18/11/2019 Off

A Horror Story of Forgotten Dreams and Dust

Dust is a microscopic collection of fine decayed matter that has lost its purpose. Aged particles of hair and skin, fibres from textiles and pollen from plants, microscopic pollutants and deposits from far-away lands. Dust is the stuff that is surplus to requirements, that collects mournfully in forgotten corners to reminisce. Dust was something useful…

By pauldrury 15/11/2019 Off

Act Like an Underdog in Your Job Search

The weak sometimes win and the strong never learn. There is something incredibly powerful in adopting an attitude of humility at certain times in life. When you cannot know for sure that you are “the best,” it is arguably psychologically more beneficial to assume the mantle of the plucky challenger. In a job search, there…

By pauldrury 11/11/2019 Off

The Dangers of Gaming During Your Job Search

I assume that you are most likely long past the spotty teenager stage, but the fact remains that a huge percentage of “adults” are also easily seduced by the addiction of gaming. The thing is that gaming tends to get the endorphins flowing. I must admit that I play the odd game of Fortnite with…

By pauldrury 06/11/2019 Off

12 Ingredients of a Likeable Interview Story

Being likeable during an interview is a good starting point. However, unless you can convince your interviewers that you are likeable in your daily interactions with your colleagues, doubts may linger. The stories that you choose to tell during your interview are critical for demonstrating all sorts of competencies, but you should not forget to…

By pauldrury 01/11/2019 Off