We can all agree that this recession has knocked a lot of people and companies for six.
But in some people, it’s also sparked an old fashioned entrepreneurial spirit and there are many interesting and exciting new companies launching. For people who are trying to get their first foot on the employment ladder, this has been a tough time.
But there have been some great examples of ingeunity, including this ad that keeps popping up on my Facebook.
Curiousity overcame me and yesterday, I clicked through to see what this person who was willing to ‘sell her soul to get into Account Planning’ was all about. Happily, the ad clicks through to her Linked In profile rather than to a naff, unlocked Facebook page.
I love this approach to finding a job and urge anyone looking for a grad to get in touch with Di.
This is very dangerously close to becoming a photo blog. Getting a Blackberry Bold with a fairly decent camera means that I’ve been more active in taking photos of interesting things I see. Like this.
Charlie walked into work this morning and I thought he’d picked up a smoking habit over the weekend – fancy foreign cigarettes, to boot. Thankfully, he hadn’t become a smoker, but was holding one of these little beauties that Tank Magazine produced after the smoking ban in 2007.
And they are really lovely and unexpected. Complete with foil wrapper and embossing, this is definitely one of the most interesting ways I’ve seen of getting folks to appreciate classic ‘breathtaking’ novels and fits in with my thinking about the power of authentic, tangible things in an increasingly ephemeral, digitally focused world.