This is my last day here at Vic Careers and part of my clearing out process is gong through and looking at the blogs I started writing but never posted. I came across this one on formatting and structure – half the battle with a CV I think. I didn’t post it because it was so […]

Every now and again while having a look around on the Career sites I find some little gem that sums up a concept so well and concisely that it sticks in my mind and becomes part of my personal philosophy. I had such a moment recently when reading the Career NZ blog post Career conversation with […]

if someone were to say to you “It’s Wednesday – hump day!” which of the following are you most likely to do? a) Cringe in awkward silence and think “I don’t know what they mean and don’t want to ask” b) Agree and say something like “It’s been a long week so far” c) Say […]

I’ve been inspired by so heres my (not entirely serious) advice Of course thats entirely tongue in cheek as I’ve already given you a link to keep you surfing for a while and of course you’ll want to keep checking out our blog as well. And what if you work on the computer? For some […]

In keeping with my recent posting Geeks vs Nerds I’d like to present another infographic on the subject of geeks, this time from We all know about geeks – they love Star Wars, computers and witty t-shirts – but being a geek is more than just the stereotype we usually think of. If you have a passion […]

Preparing for a job interview can be a daunting task – if only someone could sum up key points in a stylish informative graphic – or an infographic if you will. Nice – thanks!

I woke to the alarm this morning and reached over to stop it as quickly as possible so that it would be the least possible interruption to my sleep which I planned on returning to immediately. But by the alarm going off when it did and me hitting snooze when I did a single lyric […]

I’ve always maintained that there’s an important distinction between being a geek and being a nerd. This is probably because I for one strive to be a geek but would be offended for days if you call me a nerd – seriously, what a great way to send me into a spiral of introspection – I’d be awake at night wondering whether my pants we hitched up too high or if maybe I should lose the pocket protector (but as uncool as the protector is, ink stains are way uncooler).

If you also feel the need to determine whether you’re a geek or a nerd for once and for all then here’s an infographic on Geek vs Nerd which attempts to draw that line in the sand. I find it fun and informative enough to include here and the more I look at it the more I find that line blurs again.

On first glance it seems the overarching difference between geeks and nerds is social awkwardness versus hip factor. It’s entirely cool to be a geek these days, but geeks who can’t take advantage of this new-found popularity because their social ineptitude is too overwhelming to get over… well, sorry, you fall back into the category of nerd.

Is it me or is the nerd less annoying?

Continue reading

Our surroundings can affect our emotions; if a workspace is sparse and devoid of features of interest it can be hard to feel creative in it. With that point in mind I present this tumblr image blog dedicated to workspaces. It mostly features photographs of the workspaces of people who work in isolation and in […]

Well the work year is winding back up and there’s still a few people trickling back to work. The process has been made so much easier by having a long weekend after only two weeks back into the grind. For a long time I didn’t really know how to take long weekends to relax – […]