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5 Keys To A Speculative Job Application That Unlocks ‘No Job Vacancies’

Your ideal company doesn’t have any job vacancies – but you’re available. That just means you should try a better way, with a speculative job application… So the company you REALLY want to work for don’t seem to have any positions vacant. That means you’re out of luck right? Just gotta bide your time, see what comes up, play it …

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Seven Steps to an Awesome School Leaver’s CV

    That’s it! School’s out! For… summer, for… ever!     You might have booked that road trip, that holiday, and planned that EPIC night out. Or maybe, you can’t quite afford it yet. Maybe, you are fired up with passion at the very start of your career.   Because right now, it is time. Time to enter the real …

UK Games Expo: The Survival Guide

What is UK Games Expo?   Well, it’s an expo, not a convention. Fancy! It’s great big tabletop gaming convention; boardgames, wargames, cardgames, roleplaying games. Plus nerdy entertainment shows, a Viking village… in their own words:   UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest Hobby Games Convention in the UK – where all aspects of the gaming hobby are represented …

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Mental Health Is Your Super Power – Cosplayers’ Top Tips

What comes up for you when the term “Mental Health” is mentioned? Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Do you feel anxious or sad? Many people struggle with their own thoughts along with the stigma that comes up with it. Here’s my post on what I found out about the battles and challenges of anxiety, depression and other disorders… at …

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Block By Block: Build Your LinkedIn Profile

  OH Linkedin. How we laughed at you… And now you’re a big deal. Seriously. You need to have a LinkedIn profile at the moment. LET’S RUN THE NUMBERS! Over 433 Million members in over 200 countries That’s a lot of people and a lot of countries.   Over 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates and verify candidates’ ability …

Coaching for Geeks is at MCM London Comic Con… as Pikachu!

We’re at MCM London Comic Con! Oh hey – if you’re looking for The Cosplay Life cosplayers’ social details they’re here- https://https://www.https://www.coachingforgeeks.com/cfg-at-mcm-london-comic-con-may-2018/ So there’s no blog this weekend BUT here’s Coaching for Geeks founder Robin Bates in a Pikachu costume! Had to be done. Come see us at London MCM Comic Con! I’ll be taking to The Centre Stage on Saturday …

Convention Survival: The Psychology of Queuing (OR, How to Make Standing in Line Easier)

Queues! Lines! Whatever you call them, they are a part of life, and a big part of conventions. Whether it’s getting tickets online in a virtual queue, waiting outside a convention hall in the snow just to get in (I’m looking at you PAX East), standing in line to get that epic photoshoot, or just waiting to go for a …

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How to Get a Job – Cover Letters FTW

Now you’ve done your CV with our help and you’re ready to apply, right? WELL THAT’S NOT ENOUGH. Sometimes… Sometimes you need a cover letter.   Let’s cover (see what I did there?): what a cover letter is, when you need to include one, and how to make YOUR cover letter stand out from the crowd. FOR THAT IS THE PURPOSE. …

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CfG at MCM London Comic Con – May 2018

Coaching for Geeks Returns to MCM Comic Con – This Time It’s London Yeah we smashed our way through MCM Birmingham Comic Con back at the NEC, back when it was snowing, back when I had a big team there with me. We’re heading to the Excel Centre in London for MCM London Comic Con, 25-27 May 2018, and some …

Eugenius! Review

Big songs, big talent, big heart – Go Eugenius! Eugene, Janey, and Feris, Geeks in 1980s America. Running into bullies, attending school, Eugenius! Mashes together a comic book adventure with a teen love story, weaving 80s neon, cartoon and movie references throughout its musical glory. Life seems pretty standard for Eugene and his friends until Hollywood comes a calling and …

History of Video Games Exhibition – Interview with Mark Ashmore

Episode 42 – It may not be the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, but the history of video games is also very important Arcade machines. Once upon a time you’d find them in chip shops, shopping centres, and arcades full of flashing lights, bleeping soundtracks, and smoking youths shovelling 10 pence piece after 10 …

Con Survival Guide – MCM London Comic Con

  Right then – MCM London Comic Con Survival Guide – This is not a review (it is a little bit), it’s part of the Coaching for Geeks Convention Survival Guide, to help you get the most from any convention. Going to a con? Want to contribute? Email robin@https://www.coachingforgeeks.com MCM London Comic Con   What is MCM Comic Con? To …