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Creative Portfolios...

I can't possibly be starting yet another blog with Covid related observations....and yet...here I am!  For so many reasons 2020 has been a bizarre year, not least because as we saw the recruitment market pick up from June onwards, we at PMP have also seen a higher than average number of creati…

Is 2020 the year for a career change?

The internet nearly exploded last week after a government advert went viral. If you've not seen it then just Google Fatima.  The name #Fatima was trending on Twitter; memes and reactions to the ad circulated on every social media channel and blanket coverage in online titles critiqued the blata…

Avoiding job hunter despondency...

I’ve spent the past few blogs sharing my observations about the recovery of the recruitment market and how creative agencies and employees are adapting to remote working and finding new and innovative ways to keep morale and productivity high.    We’re now in September (I know….) and recovery does …

The need for a Positive Outlook

I was determined that this month's blog would not have anything to do with Covid.  Fat chance.  The world is still revolving around Covid and it almost feels like the UK media is gleefully giving us doom laden reports on recession, second waves, lockdowns and quarantines.  So I'm afraid I c…

Work from Anywhere...

Like most people, at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, I feasted upon news stories and was gannet like in my search for new angles, reasons to be positive and ideas of how to be and stay upbeat during this weird time.  Maybe naively I didn't expect the virus to last this long but clearly som…

The Green Shoots of June?

June.  June!  How did we get here.  In fact, we're more than halfway through June.  The days seem to merge into weeks and the weeks into months.  I'm sure we've all learned about ourselves in recent months and I'm no different.  I've realised that I work too hard but that I lov…

Finding other 'useful stuff' to do under lockdown...

I feel conned.  Over the past 11 years, I have totally nailed the working from home ‘thing’.  It’s therefore very annoying that at this time, I really have very little work to do.   It has been an interesting few weeks and my mind-set has shifted a little as the weeks have gone on.  From initially …

Recruitment in Lockdown...

Well, what a difference a month makes.   I got back from my skiing holiday on the 7 March.    My training plan for a 70.3 Ironman race in Finland began on the 9 March.  My focus for the next few months was basically going to be work and triathlon training.

Working from Home....the reality!

I set up Perfect Marketing People (PMP) 11 years ago - hard to believe it's that long but the anniversary was last week and Mr PMP reminded me and I had a nice card from the lovely people at  Funding Circle.  Completely irrelevant to me but hey, at least they remembered. (Ha).

Anyway, I'm …