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Overwhelmed

I was reading an article online recently in the Sydney Morning Herald by journalist Jill Stark talking about the paradox of choice. It was about Netflix having too many choices, and that it can lead to anxiety about making a decision, building to a crippling sense of buyer’s remorse on choosing the wrong program to

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In the olden days ….. and what’s happening today

Do you often not get a reply from employers or companies when applying for a role? Are you applying to so many jobs that you have lost track of the role and the company? Do you find there are so many places to look it’s overwhelming? Maybe you can’t find the jobs that suit you,

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Why not me?

What does Google, PwC, PayPal and Pickled Egg Records have in common with me? We all started in 1998. As I like to say, it’s when I started in ‘my career in the careers of others’. Since then, I have remained fascinated by what people do for work. I can’t help myself when I meet

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Stone Throwing

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will harm you. For one week I collated the emails addressed to me: Marylyn, Marylin, Merrilyn, Mariilyn, Merilyn, Sir/Madam, many with nothing at all. And the winner is Marylyn. It was used more than 15 times. My favourite was ‘Dear Sir’. Yes, I am a ‘Sir’.

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Recruiters Behaving Badly

Recently, I heard more bad recruiter stories from candidates searching for new roles. When recruiters behave badly it damages all recruiter brands, the company brand (including yours, if you’re hiring) and the candidate brand (you, if you’re job searching). You may like to think that everyone is ethical and there to help you. Alas, that

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To cover or not to cover…

I am often asked if a cover letter is still important for applications. Some employers no longer ask for them however I always do, as do most of the companies I work with. I particularly like them for a number of reasons: It shows you have taken the time to look at the role and

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