Stories in Journal that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
How to Handle a Job Interview When You Have Social Anxiety
Job interviews are horrible, and even the most confident person in the world doesn’t like them. The fear of the unknown and the immense pressure is enough to send anyone a bit off-center. But when you suffer from social anxiety, job interviews don’t just make you nervous, they make you genuinely scared.
A Vocal Group Dedicated to Challenges: What We Do, How to Use It, and Why You Need to Join ASAP. Brought to you by The Vocal Social Society.
20 Side Hustles That Are Actually Worth Your Time
What's a Side Hustle? A side hustle can be either a second or part-time employment that happens on the side of a regular, full-time job. Or it could be just something you do to make ends meet on top of what you're already doing (work, raising kids, college..), not necessarly a job.
The Best Newsletter Platform For Writers
Over the last few weeks, I've been hunting down the perfect newsletter platform for me. Surprisingly, I settled on the one I thought I wasn't going to use. It has paid off. Here's how and why.
Essential: Working Through a Global Pandemic
In the spring of 2020, I got to be a part of history. Oh joy. In the spring of 2020, I finally had the chance to be one of those poor bastards you read about.
I Got a £1000 Demand For Using An Image Off The Internet
Back in 2009, I was working as a marketing manager for a University, when I received a letter from Getty Images demanding payment for unauthorised use of one of their photographs. Getty is a big supplier of images across the media. They supply the BBC, magazines, newspapers, and more.
What It’s Like Auditioning For A Modeling Agency at 16
There’s a deeply ingrained part of our culture that’s made attractiveness synonymous with all that is pre-pubescent. The most attractive qualities in women are being small, soft, “innocent” and hairless. Essentially, we’re at our best when we’re children. When we’re sixteen. Being judged on your body before it’s finished growing has its own individual, but expected, effects on your sense of self. What I didn’t anticipate is how long they’d last.
No, I Don't Need to Come Into the Office to 'Collaborate'
Remembering how the world looked to us all at the end of 2019 looks almost... quaint now. Upheaval at once-in-a-generational scale has gripped the globe in its fist for so long now that everyone's sort of decided -- rightly or wrongly, but, you know, mostly wrongly -- that we all have to start getting in each other's faces again because the alternative is... safe but also slightly boring or something? I dunno.
You're Why You Didn't Get That Job
If you are job hunting in this day and age, you cringe at the thought of doing your resume. ATS or applicant tracking software is sometimes very janky and convoluted, but you will not get your resume in front of an actual human if your resume doesn’t appease the ATS Gods.
The 19 Poems I Wrote for Homecoming
Every morning for the past two weeks, I've been getting up with the sun and putting pen to paper before heading off to work for the day. I've mainly been writing poems about home and what it means to me for Vocal's Homecoming challenge. Over the last 16 days, I've written a total of 28 stories on Vocal, 19 of which have been poems for the challenge.
Vocal Creators Chronicle
Hello all, and welcome to Volume 2 of The Vocal Creators Chronicle. Caroline, Les & James wanted to open up this issue with a big thank you! The praise we received from our inaugural edition of The Vocal Creators Chronicle had us over the moon; truly, we treasured your kind words. Whatever role you play, whether it be by contributing work, sharing other's stories, participating in the weekly Fab 5s on VSS, cheering us on, chatting with us at Vocal Social Society and, of course, by reading our words (and then sharing, hearting and liking them....) however you interact, know that your support is noticed and valued.
How To Find a Job You Love
Comedian Mitch Hedberg had a joke that went like this: “At a radio interview the DJ’s first question was ‘Who are you?’ I had to think. Is this guy really deep? Or did I drive to the wrong station?”