Tag Archives: careers

Alice’s monthly mission: August

Okay. Let’s just take a moment. HOW is it August already?!

This time last year I was starting my first “proper adult job” and when I look back, so much has happened over the past 12 months.

But I’ve been so busy trying to get ahead, I’ve forgotten to give myself a break. This month, I’m going to change that. Read more…

How We Got Our Jobs as Artists: Interview with DelvesintoHollis

Hello lovely readers, and apologies for the radio silence recently! I’ve been going through some exciting life changes recently which I’ll share with you on the blog shortly.

In the meantime, I’ve been speaking to some very interesting twenty-somethings, and I wanted to share the thoughts of Becky and Caitlin with you, the founders of creative arts project, DelvesintoHollis.

If you’ve ever wanted to work in the creative industry but weren’t sure how to get started then read on!

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How I Got My Job as a Personal Trainer: An Interview with Iona May

Health and fitness is big business right now. From avo on toast, to finally mastering the squat rack, most of us twenty-somethings are really trying to take care of our bodies (in between the pizza take aways and 3am parties, that is).

I spoke to personal trainer, Iona May, about what trends actually work, and how any future fitness buffs can turn their passion into a career. Read more…

How I Got My Job as a Singer/Songwriter: Interview with Jack Hinks

Being in a band- we all wanted to at some point, right?

While most of us swiftly realise we can’t sing, or let life get in the way of our plans of superstardom, twenty-something Jack Hinks has been making quite a name for himself in the Edinburgh music scene and beyond. Read more…

Too Busy to Eat Well? Think Again…

It’s impossible to scroll through Instagram these days without being confronted with colourful Buddha bowls, layered salad jars and the old favourite, poached eggs on toast (who knew avocado was so photogenic?!)

But despite best intentions, eating well can sometimes take second place when you’re trying to get ahead in the career game.

Thankfully, you can kick ass and be healthy. Let me show you how. Read more…

The Right to Write: Conflicts of being a journalist and a blogger

I love a good blog. We as humans are a nosy bunch and it’s hard not to enjoy an insight into someone else’s life, especially when it’s accompanied by pretty pictures. I adore perusing recipe blogs for meal ideas, and I pay more credence to the style of fashionistas than I do High Street mannequins.

Yet, through no fault of their own, bloggers are making life tough for professional writers. And as someone who has dedicated four years to the art of crafting skilled copy and creating engaging multimedia content, this is hard to swallow. Read more…

How I Got my Job as a Luxury Retail Merchandiser: Interview with Rachel Glennie

Something new and exciting is happening on the blog- I’m starting a new series where I speak to some sorted twenty-somethings with cool jobs to find out how they got them.

First up is Rachel Glennie, who works as a retail merchandiser for luxury clothing company, Johnstons of Elgin. Read more…