Tag: First Job
Fighting the ‘prove branding works’ brigade
The thing that angers me as a planner is having to spend so much of my time justifying why people should invest money in their brand.
A lesson in being humble, presenteeism, and writers networks
The 9-5 mindset is so outdated. Measuring someone’s performance based on how many hours they’ve been in the office, will get you nowhere.
Climbing the ranks, and how long it takes to become successful
I was managing 9 staff and 250 rental cars with next to no experience, and I was shit at it. I was working ridiculous hours, running myself into the ground and hating life.
Losing your life savings and where it can lead you
Immediately after my MBA at Manchester Business School, I joined a tech startup as an investor employee, investing £50k into the business.
Losing respect, unethical advertising and the wisdom of age
I would like to see more media owners taking a stronger stand on whom they’re affiliated with through their advertisers.
Spending a lifetime deciding on a career
I had little to no clue what I wanted to do with myself when I left school. My biggest fuck up is the time it took me to decide on a career.
Candidates not ready for the commercial world
We live in a cut-throat world so when at work, the primary focus should be delivering amazing work. I'm not sure the younger generation has worked that out.
How not to be an arrogant prick
Lessons learned: don’t be an arrogant prick, never show off, engage brain before mouth, and ALWAYS have empathy and respect for others.
The perils of pleasing everyone
I had massive anxiety that everything else I was doing at work was shit. The biggest thing I learned was to make a decision early and stick to it.
Looking down on job hoppers
Don’t cram your to-do list! Half of it is lower priority crap anyway. Do fewer things well rather than loads of tasks half-arsed.
Everybody hates feedback
I didn't seek out feedback early in my career and certainly didn't welcome it if it was given freely. I thought I knew everything and couldn’t see that you never really do.
Confessions of a HR Professional
I spent too long ensuring that the captains of the industry got free rein, encouraging toxic cultures.
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