The amount of political “heat” surrounding the government’s Work Experience programme seems to be in inverse proportion to the amount of policy “light”. Critics describe it as akin to “slavery”, while the Secretary of State retorts by describing them as “modern day Luddites”. Not only is this exchange of insults neither sensible nor constructive, it obscures the more interesting and important issues.
Not even good work can crawl from wreckage. If a fine portfolio, a delightful career, and the satisfaction of earning your bread by providing a genuine service are to be had, you must first learn to manage your clients and colleagues.
Candidate A has excellent qualifications and has been at her current position for six years. Candidate B has equally strong credentials but has held six jobs in the last six years. Which one do you hire?
No one wastes time searching for a purpose at Marissa Mayer’s meetings – even five-minute gatherings must have a clear agenda