Tag Archives: employment

Work and Social Networking

Social networking sites bring up a whole load of complications as they can lead to a blurring of the line between personal and professional. In a post on the topic of social networking I wrote a while back, a commenter, Chris, alerted me to a powerpoint slideshow on social networking here. It’s worth looking at […]

If you reference this reference…

you’ll notice this reference is not worth referencing. (*Boom Tish*) [Sorry I haven’t been around much — have been struggling with yet another chest infection verging on pneumonia, but hopefully on the mend now.] Anyway, I’ve been brewing a post on job references after a friend contacted me to tell me that she’d been refused […]

A rose by any other name

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet… (Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, 1594) Or not. I remember when a friend’s husband was employed by a large telco, he was asked to change his Islamic sounding name to “Michael” when taking calls from customers. Being a […]

Through a glass, darkly

An online persona is an interesting thing – a reflection of the self in a very public forum. One of my old bosses used to say, “Never write anything in a file of which you’d be ashamed if it needed to be produced before the Court.” I tend to employ the same principle with regard […]

The information arms race

Like most Oxford graduate students, I subscribe to the UK’s ‘Milkround’ newsletter, which among other things is designed to give graduates useful employment tips and ‘inside’ information. Most of the time it’s anodyne but useful: I’ve secured some consulting work through it, as well as some legal work. Every now and again, however, something within […]