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[TOP TIPS] The 3 x 3 of Using Recruiters

 

If you are using recruiters as part of your job market strategy (and you probably should be), and you are finding it a frustrating process, here are some tips to help you.

First, understand the market from their point of view

  1. You are not the buyer, the organisation advertising the job is.

  2. For many recruiters it’s a numbers game: high...

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Crafting a Killer Cover Letter

 

The cover letter!

Maligned in some quarters, considered essential in others, but what’s the reality.

Like everything in life, its good to know the outcome you want before you start and the purpose of what you are doing.

Your cover letter is no different.

It’s an important part of the process of your ultimate goal of getting a...

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Get Unstuck and Enjoy Your Career In 5 Days

 

“It’s work! You’re not supposed to enjoy it!”.

That’s what people used to say, and sadly some still do.

If that’s your view of work it’s time to change your mind. Work should be something you enjoy that supports the lifestyle you’ve chosen.

What gets me up in the mornings is finding ways to help...

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Does your career story fit together like this one?

 

We are the accumulation of every experience we’ve ever had and every decision we’ve ever made. That’s why we’re together now, me having written this and you reading it.

Let me explain my career metaphor, and as I do, start to notice how the pieces of your jigsaw fit together to create who you are now and your own...

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What do Mountain Skills and Career Skills have in common?

career skills Aug 24, 2020
 

As we approached the summit, at 22, 209 feet, the cloud closed in and the view disappeared. As we stepped onto the top of the highest mountain in Peru, all we could see was the inside of a cloud.

It was the culmination of a four-week expedition to climb Huascaran.

Preparation had taken months and built on years of experience. Even on the...

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What are the key things I need on my CV?

 

It’s a question I often get asked and something I work on with all of my clients who are going to the job market.

For almost everyone, two A4 pages is what you are aiming for, using a clear typeface and avoiding things like boxes and shading if you are going to be applying online.

Your header information needs to make it clear who you are...

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[Founder Member Opportunity] Get Jobs That You Love That Support The Lifestyle You Want

 

Last week I mentioned The Career Base Camp at the end of my blog. I’m going to give you some more information here and guidance on how you can become a Founder Member.

Even if it’s not the right time for you, it may be for your network so please do share and help create a world where everyone has the skills and confidence to define...

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How To Create Opportunities In Times Of Uncertainty

 

I was asked two great questions in The Career Café recently:

“Is it possible to change career after 20 years in the same job and organisation?”

“My contract is ending, how can I find another one in the next 30-45 days?”

My initial reaction was to think that these questions were quite dissimilar, but the more I...

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The Gratitude Attitude – Rubbish or Revolutionary?

 

Much has been written about gratitude, law of attraction, and such things, in all sorts of contexts.

But, is it relevant to your career? Does it work? Or is it really just a load of woo-woo rubbish peddled by people with too much time on their hands?

An interesting article on the subject was printed in the Guardian a while ago and brought to my...

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Education! Business! How to fix the system

 

I am an optimist by nature and I also believe that if you have a purpose, however big it is, you can achieve it. Especially if it’s a no-brainer and everybody wins; in other words, a systemic win (more of which later). I’ve got just such a thing to share with you.

I love that line in the film Shakespeare in Love where the owner of...

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