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Friday Round-up 10/8/2018: menstrual leave, Sneezin’ Steve and the end (maybe) of the CV

We'll be slowing down the schedule a little bit in the run-up to Christmas.
We'll be slowing down the schedule a little bit in the run-up to Christmas.

Happy Friday from everyone at Juggle. This is what we’ve been reading about, writing about and arguing about this week.

 

On the Juggle blog this week

On Tuesday we discussed whether women should be given “extra” time off if they need to deal with period pain (spoiler: nope, but we have some issues with the word “extra”. Read about menstrual leave and the period taboos that need to get in the sea.

Then… CVs. A bit rubbish, but all we have? We looked at some of the most engaging and distinctive CVs ever, to see if we can learn something that will prepare us for a future beyond them.

Talking about extra leave prompted to ask us in the Wednesday Poll: do you come to work when you’re sick? If so, why? And what can we do to encourage Sneezin’ Steve to stay home?

Last week’s benefits v perks v salary poll turned up some interesting stuff. We’re going to let it percolate for a bit then come back with an article soon.

 

Friday pub quiz:

Last week’s quiz on terrible interview questions brought some predictably terrible answers. Some of our… favourites?

“Would you be comfortable working in a team of girls?”
– obviously yes
Rejected for role – later told because I was a boy

“I was interviewing a candidate on a panel for my Dad’s company and my Dad asked the candidate what colour his socks were.”

“I was asked when I was planning to “get knocked up”. I replied that I hadn’t thought about it yet and asked whether he had any advice for me on this important issue. Sadly I didn’t have the quick wits to record the answer.”

So… urgh to all that.

For this week’s question, we’re still thinking about CVs. Creating and updating one can be laborious and fraught, and mistakes do tend to creep in. So:

What’s the biggest error you’ve ever made on your CV?  

 

Comment below or hit us up on social media to carry on the conversation.

Have a great weekend, from everyone at Juggle.

 

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