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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. … Continue reading

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Change your way of 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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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 dressed … Continue reading

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How do you introduce yourself in a job search situation?

We all know that first impressions count.  So when you are in a job search situation the way you introduce yourself and answer the question “what do you do?” is really important.  Sit down and write out what you want … Continue reading

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Making a clear boundary between home and work

The boundary between work and home can be very blurred these days. Mobiles and email means that it is easier to work from home but they can also mean you are never out of contact.  We all need to be … Continue reading

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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’re 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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