Author Archives: Heather

Making a clear boundary between work and home

So many of us are now working from home at the moment in these strange times.  What are some tips to help you to make it work? -set a clear boundary between work and family time.  (this only applies to … Continue reading

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Is this an opportunity to think about your career?

If you’re going to be stuck at home for much of the next few months, maybe it’s a chance to have a think about your future career when we are finally out of the other side… I have always carried … Continue reading

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Should I aim for a lower level job?

If you’ve been out of work for a while and money is running out then applying for a lower level job can seem like an easier way to get into work quickly. Maybe you’ve been in a situation in the … Continue reading

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Planning a career change

Do you dread Monday mornings?  Are you going to look back at your life and think “if only I…..”? Are you in the wrong job? As Confucius said: “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a … Continue reading

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Do I fit in round here?

When you go for a job interview, it can feel like a beauty parade, where you are being assessed for your suitability for the role and the company. But interviews are a two-way process: you have an agenda too which includes … Continue reading

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How to write a CV that gets you to interview

Job search is a marketing exercise, with you being both the product and the salesperson. Online tools such as Linkedin, video CVs,  twitter and blogs are increasingly being used in recruitment but the CV document is still the most common … Continue reading

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The Portfolio Career

When I first started helping people achieve a fulfilling career over twenty-five years ago, almost everyone was looking for a new job – full-time, permanent and with what they hoped would be plenty of opportunities for future progression within the organisation. It … Continue reading

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Change your thinking about job search!

Are you feeling frustrated by your progress in looking for a new job?  Is it time to change your strategy? The traditional approach                                    … Continue reading

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A clear and concise story

In the 1920’s, Ernest Hemmingway’s colleagues bet him that he couldn’t write a story in six words or less. They lost that bet when Hemmingway wrote “For Sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” This story has so many lessons for presenting yourself … Continue reading

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How to keep your spirits up during job search

Winston Churchill said “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” So just how do you keep positive if you don’t seem to be getting anywhere when you’re looking for a new job?Get up, get dressed … Continue reading

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