Christmas is coming, and fast. But we all know that! Have we all finished Christmas Shopping? A lot of people I have asked have said they have,or that they only need to get the odd thing. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has only started recently. I  started wondering just how much people spend on Christmas. From my experience, my parents have always gone over the top, and still do even though we’ve all grown up, but then I guess it’s always hard to admit your children are now old enough to cut back. I have always wanted my presents to appear amazing and look like I’ve spent a lot, so perhaps this is from my upbringing; but normally this is still budgetted…

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Last night I had my first ever work event … yes first ever, apart from when I worked at the wacky warehouse, but I’m sure conferences where they imitated what a kids party should be like – you playing conga, musical chairs, dressing up games and eating buffet food doesn’t really count as a proper work event. Last night I attended the SmartCookie party at the Covent Garden Hotel – Very swanky location, gorgeous place to have an event! When I first left the office, I felt nervous. I didn’t know how well I’d perform at a networking event, all I could do is think POSITIVE, CONFIDENCE and cross my fingers (and toes!! Which, just to let you know, were freezing..silly weather). Me and my…

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When you’ve been living away from home for a while, you miss certain things – being made cups of tea when you wake up (No I wasn’t spoilt), Cuddling up on the sofa in front of the wood burner, having family there whenever you need them. One thing I really do miss is having my dogs around. For all you non-dog owners out there, dog owners get so used to having dogs around; Laying their head/paws on you for attention; watching over you when they think something is wrong, just generally being around. They are like an additional member to the family. So for all of you who miss your family, think about having another person you miss. Currently having an evening where I’m thinking…

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Should people really do unpaid work experience? Does this mean the company won’t value the work you do for them? Will managers take advantage of having someone doing unpaid work experience with them, giving them all the jobs they don’t want to do? Preparing to do unpaid work experience, the planning and research through to budgeting, does take time and a lot of consideration. Money being a huge factor – especially if you’re supporting yourself, like I am (AND living in London). In September, after 5 months as a resourcer in PR recruitment I decided that the career really wasn’t for me. It was boring, and I found myself doing the same tedious jobs day in-day out. That wasn’t what I wanted to do for…

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Alarm goes off… (This week it’s constantly set for 6.50am, but it depends on where I’m working that week, as currently doing work experience); Then comes the big decision, as I only just reach consciousness…Do I snooze? Does snoozing really make you feel worse? I always debate with myself in the morning whether I really need to snooze, which probably takes the same amount of time as a snooze, so really I’m just delaying the process of sticking my feet out of the duvet, and dragging the rest of me from my cosy bed! Once I’m up it’s never too bad, and I suddenly have a burst of energy whilst getting ready, even though it’s still dark outside. I leave the house and the fresh…

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