First impressions

We all know the importance of first impressions. Some people may care less about them than others, but there’s no getting around them in the world of work where time is moolah. Within a few minutes of meeting a person, we’re deciding whether they are interesting, valuable, attractive, funny or dull as dishwater. You can…

Negotiating your first salary

You did your gap “yah”, you have your degree. You’ve interned for the EU, the UN and everything in between. After months of sending late night applications, you finally land an interview. Get in! You go to the interview… and woop woop! Three to five short years later, you finally have your first job. Get…

Tickled Pink

My first ever job interview? Textbook and utter failure. The application? For an intimidatingly interesting internship with a United Nations office. My expectations? Not many. With interest bound to be high, when they did call me in for an interview, I was hugely excited. I was on top of the world, I had climbed the…