How To Stay Positive In Negative Times

 

As I write, we're in a second Covid-19 induced lock-down and many people I've been working with and speaking to are reporting some challenges staying positive.  

I'll be honest, I've experienced it too from time to time, and I think most of us do at some time in our life. As an upshot of those conversations I thought it would be useful to...

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You'll Be Amazed How Long Your List Is!

 

As we move toward the end of the year, you will no doubt start to think about what you want to achieve next year.

But before you do, there are some important things to do. 

Pause for a moment

This has been one of the most extraordinary years of our lives with the world changing in an instant as Corona Virus swept the globe. We have had...

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Five Ways Not To Be Nervous At Interviews

 

Interview is the thing that people fear most about the process of getting a new job.

But it doesn't have to be.

Follow these top tips to feel more confident and perform better at interview. 

1. Its as much about you as them

Many people feel like they are going for an interrogation when they go for interview and, like someone I worked...

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Change Your Story, Change Your Experience

 

For some people I think this topic can get a bit weird and "woo-woo", however, I'll ask you to stick with it, follow through the end and then reflect on what it means to you. 

Follow it through

There is an exercise in a book called "A Course in Miracles" which says "Nothing is as I see it". When you start to think about it, it's a really...

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Three Language Tips To Get You More Interviews And Offers

 

Language is SO important when you go to the job market. It can affect how you feel, how people perceive you and, ultimately, how many interviews and job offers you get, or even how well you do in performance appraisals (especially 2 and 3 below)

Here are three key things that will make a difference. 

1. I was made redundant

No you...

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Two BIG Reasons You Need A Good Profile On Your CV

 

There are two big reasons that you need a good profile on your CV. 

  1. To highlight that you are a good match for the role
  2. To give your reader reasons to carry on and read the rest of your CV

Your profile sits at the top of your CV between your header information (name and contact details) and the main body of your CV (career summary if it's...

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What to do when you don't know what to do

 

From time to time we get in a situation with our careers where we just don't know what to do.

I often see it when I work with people who are recently out of university or have reached a point where they are just fed up with what they are doing right now.

There are many things that we put in our own way that stop us making progress in this...

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After The Career Break - What?

 

I speak to many people who are returning from a career break, whether it's been to raise a family, care for a sick relative, or take a year out to travel the world.

Some have been off for months and some for years. 

They tend to come with two common themes:

  1. Will anyone want me now? 
  2. I'll have to take a lesser role

Most people tend to...

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Top 10 Skills Your Employers are Looking For

Occasionally we have a guest blogger here at Dave Cordle Career Coaching and I am delighted to introduce my colleague and friend, Hannah Courtney-Bennett.

Hannah is a Registered Career Development Professional and Chartered Psychologist who adopts a strengths-based approach to her work, recognising the importance of Flow in the work place to...

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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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