I’ve had a few interesting experiences recently where I’ve found myself comparing what happens to students now vs. what I experienced at the same age. I’m the grand ‘old’ age of 37 which isn’t ancient but I’m obviously a few years on compared to the 18 – 21 year olds I commonly sit down with […]

It’s an issue that affects all of us at one time or another, but can be especially prevalent at a time when society says we should be most social. Why does loneliness affect so many young people? This article https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/why-loneliness-affects-so-many-young-people explains it well. It can affect our performance at university and mean we don’t get […]

We have just come to the end of a really great series of Careers in Focus seminars, held jointly with the Victoria University of Wellington Law Students’ Society and the Faculty of Law. We looked at all those *other* things you can do with your Law degree, from working in small to medium-sized firms, the […]

In several previous posts I have mentioned some of the technical developments that are changing the recruitment landscape for both candidates and recruiters. In the labour market and recruitment domains, it is creating new jobs, valuing new capabilities and skill sets and making possible the emergence of a range of recruitment and selection tools such […]

“Don’t worry if your first job isn’t where you want to be – the important thing is to start somewhere” Starting with such sound advice, this article from the Guardian goes on to identify five tips for people entering the workforce: Get as much work experience as possible Keep an open mind when it comes to […]

Sometimes I just need to pause for a moment. Take time out from this busy life to recharge. Make myself unavailable for a day. No plans. No alarms. No schedules. And without this downtime I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the pace of every other day. I can’t always be striving, be rushing, be […]

I loved going to University. I felt like I was a ‘proper adult’ having finally left school and I was completely confident that all it would take for me to be successful in my working life was a degree. Because that’s what everyone told me. It certainly helped, however, I soon found out that a […]