Your holiday job is not ‘just a job’

Why choose the hospitality industry? I coached a young postgraduate recently who was searching for his first permanent role after gaining his degree. Among other things we discussed his skills and what he could offer to an employer Me: ‘Let’s talk about your skills. What do you see as your strengths?’ Pgrad: ‘Not sure really.

Continue Reading

[NOT] Just a…

I know when I was at school my English teacher would ask us in September to write an essay on what we had done during the six weeks of our summer holidays. You might have had to do the same. I also remember when I was working at Durham University asking a similar question to

Continue Reading

The benefits of a seasonal job

When I was a student oh so many years ago, my main seasonal or holiday job was working as a labourer in a cement works in Weardale, County Durham. Readers might be thinking at this point this is a trip down memory lane and this has nothing to do with me…but persevere – read on

Continue Reading