Showing posts from January, 2018

Placement Year Students

It's getting to that time of year where students will be looking for a placement year as part of their degree. The pressure will be on, with the continual questions from everyone of "How's the job hunt going?" and "Have you got any interviews yet?". I've been there, done that, got the t-shirt. As if your second year at uni isn't hard enough without finding the time to do all of this too!

The message here is twofold.
To all students reading this: carry on with your search!! Don't give up looking... it's the best thing I ever did! My search carried on and I didn't secure a placement until the June to start in the July!! It's so worth it though and you can do it! Just set aside an hour or so each day to send those applications. And be open-minded about what you are applying for, you never know where it might lead!
Then we come to employers - hello! Now some of you won't have entertained the thought of employing an intern/placement stud…

Post vs Email: Who wins?

It's no surprise that digital marketing continues to develop each and every day. Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with the latest social consumer trends. One day we were all hanging out on MySpace with our emo photos and crazy profile pages... The next day everyone is suddenly on Facebook. 2007 was a social media rollercoaster! And over the past 11 years (ELEVEN YEARS!) this growth and overnight change has continued. Instagram, Snapchat and all sorts are now leading the way in social media. Email marketing continues to expand too, with more and more emails being sent each day from companies. However, with GDPR coming into effect in May, what's the future like for email marketing?

Let's take a moment to remember this guy.

If you don't know who he is, please just stop reading this blog and Google. Jess is one of my favourite cats... but I digress.

Mail. Post. Letters. I LOVE ALL OF THESE. Now I am in my mid to late 20s and to me, receiving post is actually a novelty/exci…

New Year, New Me...

2018 is here! HAPPY NEW YEAR! How did everyone celebrate? I always get a bit bleugh about New Year, I feel like there is this huge social pressure to have a good time and party, but why?! I opted for a cosy night in and it was divine. A lovely M&S meal for two, in the warm and wearing my comfy PJs. Lush.

Anyway, it's now time for the classic 'New Year, New Me' posts. So here is mine, I am joining in again (and I LOVE IT).

This year I am grabbing January and making the most of it. Not going to lie, the January blues really get to me. All the excitement and merriment is over, lights are down and it's all very grey. (Although I do have two birthday celebrations to attend...) The other day I saw a post by the charity Mind and it has inspired me. This January is all about my health. Fresh new year, fresh start. Therefore every day in January - rain, shine or snow - I am going to go out on a run or walk after work and use the time to reflect on each day. Not only is this g…