July 2017

The title of this article probably strikes the wrong chord; a job interview shouldn’t be thought of as an hour-long exercise in avoiding traps and trying not to mess up, but rather as a series of chances to stand out. Though, as promised, we’ll make suggestions about what not to say, success isn’t so much about not tripping up as it is about packaging- making it easy for someone who might have met fifteen candidates over the course of an...

Zineddine graduated from the University of Brighton with Geography degree. After his first year of full-time work, Venatrix placed him into a role as a market analyst in a Fintech SaaS company. We caught up with him to pick his brains about life after uni, working in sales, and the tech industry. What were your career plans when you finished uni? I really didn’t have a clue! I wanted to go travelling, so straight after I graduated, I went full-time at the...

As far back as our mythological beginnings, the story of Western culture is one of sleek, new things usurping creaking old ones, usually with a great amount of violence. The Olympian gods banished the Titans to the deepest recesses of the underworld; Troy, declining and decadent, had to go up in flames before a gleaming new Rome could rise up to replace it. The revolutions that produced our modern political and social systems - the English Civil War, the French...

The emblem of the Sales industry, for me, has always been David Brent, in the mournful third series of The Office. Sacked and in constant disgrace, Brent is now selling cleaning products out of the boot of his car. We see him, haggard and paunchy, eulogising a dish cloth to a bewildered-looking caretaker. “Because of the texture and quality of the shammy,” he exclaims, scrubbing at an invisible stain on a wall, “that’s coming off with tap water!”. The customer...