Author Archives: Heather

Networking to find a new role

How many people do you know? 200? 400? 600? More? Let’s say you know at least 200. If they each know at least 200, that’s 200 x 200 = 40 000 people you can get in touch with directly or … Continue reading

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Focus on what you are good at!

I’ll be sitting there with a client and we’ll get onto the subject of how to answer questions about their strengths and weaknesses at interview.  Previously we’ll have spent a good bit of time working out what their skills are … Continue reading

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Negotiating a job offer

What is the best way to negotiate a salary? Before going to any interview, you should have a broad idea of what you would be looking for moneywise.  Research the market rate for similar roles as much as you can … Continue reading

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How to do your own SWOT analysis

A SWOT analysis is often used by businesses to give a structure with which to plan for the future by identifying their Strengths and Weaknesses from within and Opportunities and Threats from the outside world.  So why not use it to plan your own … Continue reading

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How to communicate your strengths successfully

When you are trying to persuade an employer to offer you a job, you need to be really good at communicating your strengths.  Think of this as marketing yourself as a product by packaging up and presenting yourself in a … Continue reading

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Is your job really of value?

It is interesting that many of the “key workers” who are essential to keep our daily lives running smoothly during the past year are amongst the lowest paid in society.  If we could grade every job in relation to its … Continue reading

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How to improve your self-confidence

Living a life of fulfilment and happiness is so much more achievable if you have a healthy level of self-confidence. Too often when we feel we our life is not going to plan our self-confidence is low.  So what can … Continue reading

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Where’s your fairy godmother?

Abraham Lincoln said: “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be .” With what is happening to all of us just now, it seems more important than ever for us to make the most … Continue reading

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Negotiating a job offer

What is the best way to negotiate a salary? Before going to any interview, you should have a broad idea of what you would be looking for moneywise.  Research the market rate for similar roles as much as you can … Continue reading

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Keeping 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 … Continue reading

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