[Take Action] Getting Clarity on your 2020 Goals

business career cv Dec 16, 2019
 

If you tuned in to last week’s blog (if not, click here to check it out), you’ll have been reviewing some specific areas that will help you to use what happened during the last year to make next year even better.

My Monday Munch readers this week are building their goal lists around some specific areas that will ensure that...

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WHO do you want to BECOME in 2020?

 

Before you even start setting goals it’s a good idea to do some preparation by looking back over your last year as you’ll get vital insights to help you create really powerful goals for the next year. 

Firstly, make a list of all the things you did last year that made you proud and happy. Look at all the different areas of your...

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What were you doing 10 years ago today?

 

It’s a big question that we don’t often take time to think about.

After all, 10 years ago is almost ancient history with the speed that things change these days.

But what about the journey you’ve come on over those 10 years. Way back then, could you have imagined where you are today? All the things you learned? All the things...

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Why a CV is a good idea for your team or business

business career cv Nov 25, 2019
 

We almost always think of CVs as being individual, but earlier this year I explored the concept of a team or business CV in a masterclass I ran for my Surrey BeCollaboration group. I was surprised at how well received it was and how valuable people found it.

Why is it useful?

  • Because it reminded them of the benefits they bring to customers...
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Five Actionable Ways to get your CV Noticed

career cv Nov 18, 2019
 

It’s one of the most frustrating things when you’ve put a lot of effort into your CV and you still don’t seem to be getting interviews.

In this blog I’m going to share five of my top tips to make sure that your CV works well for you. Unless the advert asks for anything specific to the contrary, check these things about...

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[Free CV Examples Inside] How to get your message across on your CV

career cv Nov 11, 2019
 

In The Monday Munch this week we’re talking about the importance of listening to feedback on your CV so that you can check that it’s sending the messages you intend to send to your reader.

The key message being that it’s not about what you think you said, but about how the reader is interpreting it. The point being that if...

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One Job Action You Should Be Making Time For!

career cv time management Nov 04, 2019
 

Well, it’s Job Action Day today and in The Monday Munch we’re talking about the importance of reviewing your career regularly.

One of the actions that will come out of that is to keep your CV up-to-date.

When was the last time you updated your CV?

If it was recently, well done! I’m fairly confident that for most of you, though,...

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How To Fill Up Your Career Rucksack

 

I often use my expedition experiences as a metaphor for managing your career effectively.

First off, you have to prepare:

Gain the necessary skills and experience to undertake the expedition you’re planning. For example, before climbing Huascaran in Peru, at over 22,000 ft high, I’d undertaken a number of previous expeditions in...

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How well do you really know yourself?

 

The immediate answer for many people is “completely”, or sometimes just “what a stupid question, of course I know myself”.

But is it really a stupid question?

Of course, you do know yourself. Hopefully better than anyone. But how much of that are you really aware of, and do you realise how not knowing and not being able...

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Three Top Tips To Help You Make Difficult Career Decisions

 

The thought of making big decisions, particularly around careers, is enough to send many people into a state of procrastination and high stress.

I notice it particularly with clients who are either students about to take their first career step, or those trying to make a career change in their 30s, 40s, or 50s.

Let me give you an example.

I was...

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