Over The Hill and Under The Radar

A blog for women of all ages who feel they are being ignored

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Month: February 2018

How to use the STAR skill in a job interview

  How to use the STAR skill in a job interview If like me you are interviewing for roles you will have often come up against competency-based interviews eg  ‘tell me about a situation’ Employers use this style for questioning Read more…


How to deal with ageism when job hunting

  How to deal with ageism when job hunting Do you remember ‘The Bay City Rollers’ or queuing to see ‘Grease’ in your teens – then like me you are a proud 50 plus person. Welcome to the club! How Read more…


How to deal with gaps in your CV

How to deal with gaps in your CV During our working life many of us will sadly have gaps in our CV due to various reasons which can include redundancy, medical, caring for relative  or taking a gap year  So Read more…


Recycling – what a load of rubbish!

Recycling – what a load of rubbish! There has been a lot of coverage in the news about recycling – but is this just a load of rubbish? You cannot fail to ignore the concern regarding the dangers to our Read more…


Will a robot take my job?

Will a robot take my job? This is a question many people (including myself) often ask. Job hunting is tough for everyone (as a job hunter I speak from personal experience) While many jobs are created yearly there is now Read more…


Media articles on my sandwich board marketing to get a job

Media articles on my sandwich board marketing to get a job   https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/job-hunter-goes-the-extra-mile-with-sandwich-board-on-bridge-9394016.html Evening Standard May 2014   http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/01/gerri-spiers-sandwich-board-lady-job_n_5640855.html Huffington Post August 2014


10 Facts about Valentine’s Day

10 facts about Valentine’s day Wednesday is St Valentine’s Day. Did you know the day was to originally celebrate St Valentinus who used to perform weddings for soldiers who were not allowed to marry? Below are 10 facts about Valentine’s Read more…


How to tell if someone is lying to you

How to tell if someone is lying to you There are many ways to find out how to tell if someone is lying to you.  Did you know that around 55% of lies can be spotted immediately. If you are Read more…