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How to manage your Estate Agent: Stats, Viewings, Feedback

You've picked your estate agent, your spec is up and running on the internet, now what? Well, you need to be getting as much information as possible during the house selling process in order to make decisions on price and negotiations. I'm always hungry for stats. I'm a stat girl. Get stats! I asked for web statistics on my property compared to other [...]

How to manage your estate agent: Setting up your listing

So you've selected your estate agent, it's time to get your spec created and your listing online. First up you need to get your listing sorted. For that, photos will need to be taken. Clear up your house. Remove clutter, but don't make it look too sparse. People like to be able see how their things look in the house, but don't appear [...]

What to look for in an Estate Agent when selling your house

Recently I've sold my house. It took about 4-5 months from putting it on the market, but it could have been a lot easier a process if we'd picked our Estate Agent based on different criteria. If you're selling a house, do a bit of research on your potential estate agents first to pick the one that's going to be best for you, [...]

Job Recruitment Mistakes Made By Recruiters

I've been looking for a new job recently which means I'm coming across lots of job adverts, job descriptions, recruitment consultants and potential employers. During this period, I've noticed some mistakes that are being made which might mean the difference between hiring and losing the perfect candidate. By not including the salary, people won't know if a job's worth applying for or whether [...]

3 Tips For Making You Feel Better About The Job You Hate

This seems like a good topic for a Sunday night, as Monday morning approaches and you're facing another week at work. I've had jobs I didn't like. Some of them I powered on through and they got better, others came to an end and I moved on to something else. Feel like you're stuck in a bit of a rut. Try these things [...]

2012: The Year of Unfortunate Choices

  I'm categorising this year as 'bad.' 2012 you weren't kind to me and I'm glad you're reaching your conclusion. However, you haven't been without a few redeeming features. You have taught me a lot with your wicked ways. Notable incidents in no particular order At the bad end of 2011 I was offered what I thought would be my ideal job, Social [...]

What a week?

It's been one hell of a week and I'm glad that I'm tucked up on the sofa with the fire on, a cup of tea, my laptop and my housemate soothingly banging about in the kitchen. I've worked my...mmm...which bit of my body is it most appropriate to have worked off this week? I've worked really damn hard this week, long hours, hardly [...]

Rate My Hire Car: Vauxhall Meriva

I've been travelling a lot in my new job and therefore have been lucky enough to be test-driving some of the newest cars on the market. Most of the cars are less than 12 months old. I am not a car expert, I just know what I like. I buy French when it comes to cars. Here's what I think of my most [...]

Improve Your Digital Experience (for your CV)

As you may know, every now and then I write a bit about jobs, because, you know, I go and do one Monday to Friday. Anyway, I'm doing OK and more importantly, I actually enjoy my job. We spend a substantial part of our lives at work so I'm damn sure I'm going to have a crack at something I want to do, [...]

Job Hunting: Curriculum Vitae (CV) / Resume

It's that time of year again. Yes, I know it's Christmas, but it's also a time of year for evaluation of what you've achieved and where you're going. You don't have to wait until this time of year to try and make changes to your life, but the turning of the calendar does feel rather poigniant. The first thing you need to start [...]

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