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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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Can you increase your contribution to our future?

A recent Yougov poll found that hardly any respondents want us to go back to the economy we have had pre coronavirus.  The pandemic, for all the suffering and hardship it has caused, has given us an opportunity to rebuild … 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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Time to plan a change?

We have had such an unusual few months with big changes to the way we lead our day to day lives.  It’s been hugely worrying and difficult for many of us.  For many people, it has also given time to … Continue reading

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How to 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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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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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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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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