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Thing 23 – Reflection, what next?
November 2, 2011, 13:01
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Too many blogs, not enough time. ~  Use the right tool when appropriate. ~ Don’t panic! Just have a go. Continue reading

Thing 22 – Volunteering
November 2, 2011, 12:42
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I volunteered in a charity shop one summer during my undergraduate degree which served to fill up some time in a useful way (I had a paid job too but that was evening bar work, so I had plenty of time to spare and no money to do anything interesting with it!). I enjoyed my time there but I didn’t gain a huge amount of new experience, and it only featured on my CV briefly. As far as I can remember the shop manager was paid but the rest of the staff were all volunteers. Library-wise, although I never did this myself I’m sure that relevant volunteering can be a useful way to get experience at the start of a career, especially if you’re not 100% sure if the job is for you. Continue reading

Thing 21 – Promoting yourself
November 2, 2011, 12:40
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This Thing has really got me thinking. I’ve been in my current job for almost three years now, and things have changed somewhat since I started. I’ve also just finished working on a big project and the time is ripe for some reflection. I completely agree that it’s good practice to keep the CV up to date, and I’ve certainly got some work to do on mine, although I must say I’m not feeling the urge to move on just yet! Continue reading

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