This year, I’m turning 25 (the same age as young Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode I), and I’m also about to enter into my first Mentor-Mentee relationship (like Obi-Wan Kenobi had with Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I). Many of you will be in the same boat, albeit a much younger boat which […]

Here it is – the day of your job interview. You’ve sorted out your lucky charms, listened to your inspirational song, visited Dress for Success for your snazzy new outfit, re-read your CV and the job description, checked our resources for common interview questions, and you’re all set to Loki your way through to the […]

We’ve written a lot of blogs about how to prepare for interviews over the years. What to wear, what to say, how to cover for that gap in your CV when you ran away to join the circus, or that bad grade you got because you didn’t realise that Godot is never actually going to […]

Everyone wants to know what they’re going to be in the future. When you were younger, it may have been something like a ballerina or an astronaut or a dinosaur, and when you got older, it was probably more along the lines of chartered accountant, IT technician, or lion tamer. What we rarely ask ourselves, […]

While any of you triskaidekaphobics out there might want to sit this day out, for the rest of you, happy Friday the Thirteenth! I hope that none of you will try to walk under a ladder, inside with an umbrella up, while breaking a mirror and holding a black cat as you spill salt and […]

Happy January everybody! If you’ve made it past January 17th (the most common day to give up on New Year’s resolutions) and are still managing to keep to your goal of doing 1,000,000 sit-ups every day, boycotting chocolate in favour of no-fat, no-sugar, no-taste alternatives, and submitting all of your assignments on time instead of […]

Hold on to your Humbugs! Today is the 171st Anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens’ all-time classic A Christmas Carol. Continue reading

Last month, I talked a bit about how to be like Loki and ace a job application by telling the truth. Using the Norse god of lies as a case study, we talked about what not to say in a job interview. So now let’s look at part two of the Loki Model: asking the […]

Years ago, before Tom Hiddleston picked up the helmet and destroyed New York City, a friend of mine told me a story about Loki. The story goes that one day (probably due to boredom) everybody’s favourite Norse god went down to the mortal realm to get a job working for a King. The King, while […]

Have you ever had to go to a presentation or a lecture and felt as if you’d wandered into one of Charles M Schulz’s Peanuts comics? Learning a new skill often requires learning a whole new vocabulary, so with that in mind, I’ve gathered together a list of words which are often used here at […]