Should I disclose my disability to an employer?

Another way of putting that could be: is equality real now? Dan Brooke, Channel 4’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, said recently, “Employing disabled people drives innovation”. At Channel 4, it happens behind the scenes in production roles but increasing diversity across society is also reflected in its programming. For instance, Hollyoaks recently had wheel … Continue reading Should I disclose my disability to an employer?

Three months off during the summer? I hope you’re going to get an internship!

Are you in your penultimate year or perhaps earlier? Have you been hit with questions like this from a "well-meaning" friend or relative? There’s no doubt it can be extremely useful to get an internship. Lots of major graduate recruiters use summer internships as a two to three month interview, and more and more interns … Continue reading Three months off during the summer? I hope you’re going to get an internship!

5 questions to ask to end the interview on a great note

It’s the end of the interview and after nearly an hour of pouring your heart (and work experience) out to a potential employer, the hiring manager asks if you have any last questions before finishing. It’s meant to be a formality, of course—a way to end the conversation but it’s also an opportunity, to make … Continue reading 5 questions to ask to end the interview on a great note

Employer feedback – what to expect

I recently starting rewatching my favourite noughties show “The Gilmore Girls” in preparation for the upcoming revival. There’s an episode  where young Rory Gilmore receives undeservedly  critical feedback from her boss at the end of her newspaper internship (he also happens to be her boyfriend’s dad). Watching this again, I remembered how angry  I got when … Continue reading Employer feedback – what to expect

Spoiled for choice! Dealing with multiple job offers

Some years ago, I got offered a postdoctoral research fellowship in a Department of Psychology. The position was interesting, clinical in nature and would involve country-wide travel examining stress and its causes in a particular occupation. It was to last two years. I happily accepted and then they told me: they had outgrown the two … Continue reading Spoiled for choice! Dealing with multiple job offers