Upside down watches are the new black. (Or – why nursing may be the only career you’ll ever need and it’s both recession and future proof.)

Simply tick a magic box marked Brexit and all the ills, concerns and suspicions you have of the European project and that filthy Johnny Foreigner can forever be eradicated. Money will pour like manna from the heavens into an enormous ever full treasure chest, the NHS will operate like never before awash with cash and [...]

All in favour say Aye (think you’re all missing the point)

As the general election approaches there has been an enormous amount of promises, guarantees and quid pro quos offered, mooted and suggested. Indeed there have been any number of inducements offered up to the electorate gods to curry favour. A lot of talk has been about education, the funding crisis and so on - but [...]

Taking kids out of school is terrible (unless I do it).

As a committed and aggressively pro-Education hectorer I assayed a certain kind of moral superiority over those taking children out of school during term time.  Alas I too have now joined those shameful ranks and no more can I sneeringly judge those that do. In my slight defence mine was an error of timing not [...]

Top 5 tips for interview attire. Suit up! Or why quirky is not the new black.

“It is both delusional and stupid to think that clothes don’t really matter and we should all wear whatever we want. Most people don’t take clothing seriously enough, but whether we should or not, clothes do talk to us and we make decisions based on people’s appearances.” – G. Bruce Boyer When I was a [...]

Money for old rope. Why CV writing services are the modern day flea circuses.

I'm sure there is a purpose for Nigel Farage, I've just never really been able to understand what it is. Similarly, the burgeoning cottage industry of CV writing companies must have some reason to exist but I'm really struggling with what that might be. It feels like a heady mix of the Emperor's new clothes [...]

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The Art of the Handshake.

Someone, let us call him Pontoon because of his oddly sized feet, has grown up isolated from the world, one day through a conveniently vague confluence of circumstances he somehow emerges into the real world. Indeed no less a place than the offices of Law, a large subtly named solicitors. Bob Law the owner, delighted [...]