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Giving and Receiving Feedback

Episode 37 of bookcareers.com Live This episode focuses on giving and receiving feedback. In any work situation you are likely to give or receive feedback. How can you sensitively ask for feedback? Then, you might not welcome or like the feedback given, but how can you respond to feedback that might be negative? If it […]

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Remote Working

Episode 36 of bookcareers.com Live Have you ever thought about whether your job could be completed remotely? Do you really need to be in the same office as all your colleagues every day? Is remote working right for you? In this episode of bookcareers Live we discuss remote working and whether it is right for […]

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Honestly, do you think you are underpaid?

Episode 35 of bookcareers.com Live We’ve put out a call for questions for our 2020 Salary Survey. In this episode of bookcareers Live we look at some of the new questions introduced in recent years. One of the recent questions was ‘Honestly, do you think you are underpaid and if so, by how much and […]

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Salary Survey 2020 – Call for Questions

We are now putting out a call for questions for our 2020 Salary Survey. This will be the 24th anniversary of our very first Salary Survey, which has grown from looking at salaries and job security into becoming a survey of around 56 questions, looking at education, employment trends, digital skills and training data.  We […]

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Skills Shortages in Publishing

Episode 34 of bookcareers.com Live Going through a number of old papers, we came across an old article attacking the skills shortages in publishing. It’s been reproduced in this episode. Please take a listen and let us know  how relevant it is today. Does it describe your current workplace? Are the issues covered the ones […]

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Summertime Blues – Coping with Boredom

Episode 33 of bookcareers.com Live It’s the August Bank Holiday week and the next Bank Holiday isn’t until Christmas Day. How will you cope if you’re bored in your job? This episode of bookcareers Live looks at the Summertime Blues and boredom within a job. If you’re at Entry Level, does every task feel boring […]

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Twitter For Your Publishing Job Search

Episode 32 of bookcareers.com Live In this episode of bookcareers Live we discuss the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of using Twitter when you’re looking for a job. Whilst Twitter can’t get you a job, there are lots of jobs advertised on the platform. Whether you like it or not how you behave on social media can […]

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Publishing Skills for the Future

Episode 31 of bookcareers.com Live In this episode of bookcareers Live we look at the Publishing Skills of the future with Jon White, Business Development Director of MakeMatic. Jon gave a compelling presentation at the Independent Publishers Guild Conference back in May about Artificial Intelligence and his work with publishers so we thought it would […]

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Happy Birthday bookcareers!

Episode 30 of bookcareers.com Live It is 20 years this month since bookcareers.com first went online and  Suzanne Collier started to give careers advice and guidance professionally to those in book publishing, as well as promoting publishing as a career. In this special episode of bookcareers Live, Elizabeth Burrell and Suzanne Collier are in conversation […]

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A Negative Appraisal – bookcareers.com Live

Episode 29 of bookcareers.com Live Have you ever had an appraisal at work which didn’t go as well as you hoped? Were you marked down on things that you thought you had done well? Did you feel that your manager was trying to settle a few scores? Do you feel your job might now be […]

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