Author: Kristina Jones

The value of experience
Blog, Career

The value of experience

I have been here for over two months, and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck in to my new role here. I can honestly say though that I would not be here if it wasn’t for the year out I took at university, where I worked for the year … unpaid. I swan dived into the world of copywriting, SEO and social media marketing not fully knowing what I was letting myself in for. I applied for the job thinking it was to become an advertising copywriter, a misunderstanding which hit me like a cold fish when I was plonked in front of a computer with briefs for a memory foam mattress, garden office and work wear companies. This was a major mistake on my end, however a couple of months into my year of copywriting and I had found my calling in this world. I had gained something invaluable in the...
The improbability of indispensability
Blog, Career

The improbability of indispensability

Indispensability; it’s the Holy Grail of employment, isn’t it? You work yourself in to a position where you can’t be fired, where your company simply can’t function without you, or would lose so much - perhaps in terms of productivity, value to the business or staff morale - with your exit through the front door that it wouldn’t even be considered. Sounds great, right? Hmm… Different types of indispensability Let’s clarify what we mean when we talk of someone being indispensable, as it’s commonly misdiagnosed. There’s a huge difference, for example, between being indispensable and being taken advantage of at work. Likewise, you may be one of those people who just can’t say no at work. You may also be a bit of a drama queen, a huffer and puffer, constantly proclaiming that ‘this ...