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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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Are you stuck in a mid-career rut?

Are you stuck in a mid-career rut? Remember when you started out on your career. You were probably excited about the future with all its possibilities and keen to gain as many skills and as much experience as you could. You … Continue reading

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Marketing yourself when planning a career change

How do you present yourself persuasively to employers when you’re making a career change? Package yourself in a way that is appropriate to the sector or role that you’re targeting.  The research which you’ve carried out  before deciding to make … 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 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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