After realising that the majority of my recent writing output was not going to be appropriate when applying for serious jobs working for serious managers in serious environments, I decided to get some non-jokey, non-NSFW columns under my belt. Here are the first two instalments of my work about work for Working Life.
When Should You Work For Free?: As timely a topic as ever, especially if you’re a freelance writer. Most established creatives have a one-word answer to this question, but I’m being paid by the day, so…
Beating The Post-Redundancy Blues: It’s something I wrote about at length in the immediate aftermath of my departure from People mag, but this is a more nuanced and serious look at the mental fallout that can accompany loss of job. Especially if your friends, support networks and identity largely derive from work.
Upcoming topics are “How Much Personal Information To Share At Work” and “Studying While Working Full-Time”, so keep an eye out for them in the not-too-distant future, ie. next week.