What happened to Adela?

As some of you may remember, sometime ago I was working with ‘Adela’ on finding a job within publishing, and we called it the bookcareers.com experiment. Shortly after Adela’s placement she had to return home for family reasons and during this time...

First Day

Speaking to Adela at the end of her first day at the work experience placement, she said that it ‘was a bit weird’, she ‘felt like a fish out of water’ and said ‘there was a lot to take in’. The tasks she had been assigned so far...

A Steep Learning Curve

I’ve just had my first meeting with Adela and she has lots of challenges ahead. We had quite a long discussion about her ideal job, salary requirements, how long she can cope financially, what office experience she has already and how much she knows about the...