This Mindset Morsel is all about getting really aware of what you're saying to yourself and the effect it could be having on your results.
As usual it's something simple that you can take away and try out now.
Just take a moment to think about how often you use the word “should”?
You might be surprised! I’ll make prediction that when you start thinking about it, you’ll find that it’s quite a lot. In fact, you might find that you’re shoulding all over yourself.
Which is something you could choose to change.
Notice “could”, not “should”: and that really is the point. If I tell you that you should do something, I’m saying that I know better, and there’s some pressure in there for you to do what I say.
But “could” gives you the choice and the power to decide. And it gives you the responsibility for your own outcomes.
It’s a big question and one which you’ll get different advice on depending on who you ask.
Remember that this is your sales document, so you get to decide. Watch this short video (it’s about a minute) where I tell you how to choose.
Is your CV not getting read? Are you applying for loads of jobs but getting nothing back? It could be as simple as changing the layout.
How your CV looks is actually really important. Given the number of people who apply for any given job, if yours looks scruffy and hard to read, the recruiter or hiring manager will have plenty of others to move on to which clearly give them the information they need.
In this short video I highlight some of the key points about format, font and layout which will get you on track with your CV
Most people agree that a good profile serves you well on your CV. Its purpose is to grab your reader’s attention and give them enough information to want to carry on reading down your CV.
It’s a short paragraph of about 5 lines and this 1 minute video explains the key elements of a good profile.