How to talk about mental illness in job interviews

Well this is an interesting one. Earlier this year I did a lot of job hunting. I job hopped quite a bit and couldn’t settle (much to the disapproval of others) but the good thing is that I interviewed a lot. Like, a lot. Now the thing with openly managing a blog that is primarily about mental health, and then later publishing a book on the subject, is that it… View Post

5 Tips for Easier Job Hunting

Ahh, job hunting. Anyone else find it super stressful? Well as I’ve done a fair bit of it lately, I thought I’d put together a list of some of the things that helped me to remain (a bit) sane whilst trying to find the right role. Work out your priorities and know exactly what you want from your jobIf you know what makes you happy at work, it’s easier to… View Post

Freelancing didn’t work out – and I’m fine with it

I’ve rewritten this post a few times. It’s not often that I do that, but I just felt that things weren’t coming out how I wanted. To be blunt, things have been a bit shit. I thought that freelancing could be the making of me. I went into it feeling excited and passionate and for a while I felt like it could be the best decision I’d ever made, and… View Post

On going freelance

Well. What a strange few weeks it has been. I have been freelance for twenty-five days. Not long – but I’ve learnt a lot so far. Making the jump was something that I thought long and hard over and tormented myself with: I knew what I wanted to do, I was just too scared to do it. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly and I had to think… View Post

Using social media to promote your blog

Social media made up 40% of my website referral traffic last year. My top referrer of all has been, and continues to be, Twitter. As someone who has worked in digital marketing for the last four years, I, of course, see the value in social media. When I first started my blog back in 2015, one of the first things I did was create new social accounts. If you want… View Post