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 of our future lives and do everything we can to be happy. No-one else is… Continue reading Where’s your fairy godmother?
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 by checking what other organisations are advertising, talking to people you know or looking up… Continue reading Negotiating a job offer
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 and get going early. Starting your day with purpose is key to ensuring that… Continue reading Keeping your spirits up during job search
One of the most useful seminars I ever attended was about selling. Selling anything – products, services, yourself. The presenter talked about how the language you use can help the listener to feel either positive or negative. Think of listening to someone talk. If they include a word like “unfortunately”, “but”, “however” or “although” in… Continue reading Using positive language to sell yourself
As we made our New Year’s resolutions this time last year, we could never have imagined what the year would hold. For many of us there have been difficulties – concerns about loved ones, financial stress and loneliness to name but a view. There have also been positives for some of us – a less… Continue reading Resolutions for a happy 2021
Are you feeling frustrated by your progress in looking for a new job? Is it time to change your strategy? The traditional approach A different way of thinking They are in charge … Continue reading Change your thinking about job search
So many of us have been forced to make major changes in the way we lead our lives over the past few weeks. This may well have felt uncomfortable and unsettling at first. But’s it’s amazing how quickly new habits can be formed and your new life begins to feel normal. Indeed it might now… Continue reading Make that change!
One of the good things that is emerging in our present very strange situation is that many people are experiencing, perhaps for the first time, a desire to get involved in helping their local community, perhaps their immediate neighbours or in a wider volunteer role. If you have previously led a life which was very… Continue reading Will your current career feel right after this?
If you’re going to be stuck at home for much of the next few months, maybe it’s a chance to have a think about your future career when we are finally out of the other side… I have always carried out nearly half of my work by Skype or Zoom and am now moving towards… Continue reading Is this an opportunity to think about your career?