this has been going on in the background again. I was in two minds as to whether I should mention it, but it does help explain why I've been a little rubbish of late. So I'm in the process of updating my CV, speaking to recruitment consultants and putting the world to rights. I'm taking things at a leisurely pace and working out which path I want to take. Lots of big questions need to be answered - location, commute, degrees of stress, job satisfaction and the like.
Blowing one's own trumpet can be rather tricksy, can't it? I don't know why. Society? Education? We had a fantastic work experience girl in the office last year - her confidence at the tender age of 16 was incredible. She didn't think twice about standing up in front of a group of people, two if not three times her age, and rattling off a presentation. Talking to her afterwards she explained that much of her school work takes the form of presentations and projects, and that certain classes are more like meetings than lessons. My immediate shudder at the thought of lots of mini-executives being churned out gave way to the far more positive view that this form of teaching instills a greater level of confidence in the pupil than the parrot-fashion education that I received.
Fortunately, parrot or no parrot, the job market looks more buoyant than this time last year. And in the spirit of social networking, if you know of someone who needs a Marketing Manager (advertising, DM etc) in the London/Surrey area - do let me know.