July 10, 2012

‘cos I’m Nosy….

..And I like interviewing….

…I recently thought up an idea to do an interview series for Huffington Post called “Career chat”. I started this a few months ago and I’m really enjoying doing it. So far I’ve had a line-up of amazing guests, such as Grace Timothy from Vogue, Ben Cooper from Elle UK, Colin for Channel 4, and most recently Phil Stocker from Radio 1– who produces Fearne Cotton’s radio show.

The reason for this, is for two reasons:

a) I love learning about people. What people do behind closed doors in their careers and what inspires them. 

b) I had a brilliant education at school and uni. BUT the career’s advice available to me was RUBBISH. I got handed a brochure with all the classic jobs. No one told me you could make your own work and do things you enjoy. Sometimes I just wish I’d spoke to inspirational people, to tell me what exactly they do/and what I could do to get there.

SO – volia! Career Chat. Chatting to the best of the best in various industries to get the low-down on WHAT THEY DO. 

Check out the latest here: ‘Career Chat: Phil Stocker Talks About Life As A Producer At BBC Radio 1″: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/emma-gannon/career-chat-phil-stocker

You can read all the interviews I’ve done so far here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/emma-gannon/

*If you know anyone super awesome who would like to give me an hour of their time to pick their brains and showcase them on HuffPo – then please drop me a line at girllostinthecityblog[at]gmail[dot]com.

  • Ohh, going to have fun reading these. This is similar to what I do with Women of the Web on my blog. You know when mags sometimes feature “career women” and tell you all about how they got into their jobs etc? I’ve always loved that hence Women of the Web.

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