Category Archives: Insights

6 reasons why it’s ok to hate networking

It might be billed as one of the best ways to get ahead but in reality, relentless networkers end up making more enemies than friends. Is there anything worse than that person who LOVES networking? We’ve all met them. There you are standing at a conference minding your own business when they barrel in, reel off their resume, drop a few high powered names and thrust a business card (“it’s new, embossed, cost a fortune”) into your hand. Then, while

7 steps to landing a sustainability job in the Covid era

Last week recruitment specialists Acre released their in-depth look at how opportunities in sustainability are faring post Covid. Here are seven things to take on board if you’re looking to bag your next big role. 1. Climate change is the next big crisis waiting to happen – and companies get that now It’ll be no surprise to hear that roles in sustainability and impact investment took a big hit during the crisis, with a 35% decline in advertised opportunities compared

How to nail your Zoom interview

Thanks to Coronavirus there’s been a major increase in the number of recruiters opting for video interviews. Even in March, in the early stages of social distancing, there was reportedly a 524% spike in companies asking prospective candidates to interview online, rather than in person. For interviewees this can feel like a daunting prospect. “I’m so worried about where to look and the wi-fi crashing in the middle of the interview,” says Fiona, a 27-year-old that has just learned she’ll