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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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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 .” No-one else is responsible for your happiness but you.  If you wait for a fairy godmother to come along and make your … Continue reading

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Tips for a great video interview

Interviews over video such as Skype are becoming more and more common.  If you are not used to applications like Skype, or have only used them for friends or family, the idea of selling yourself over it can be quite … Continue reading

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Ten tips for managing upwards

A common theme with those of my clients who are unhappy in their current role is that they have difficulty working with their boss. It can make even the perfect job a miserable experience, stilt your opportunities for development and … Continue reading

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