[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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How To Enjoy Your Career Journey

 

 “Yeah, right!”.

How many people do you know who would respond like that if you said to them “it’s easy to enjoy work”?

There might even be a heavy tone of sarcasm in their voice!

You may know a few people like that, people who don’t really enjoy their job.

Consider this though....

Your Career Enjoyment...

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3 Top Tips to Getting More Done With Less Stress

 

One thing’s for sure, if you don’t manage your time effectively, everyone else will dictate your agenda and probably increase your stress levels in doing so.

So, here are my top three tips to getting more done with less stress (and a bonus at the end):

 

1. How to arrange a meeting with someone

If you’re trying...

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Your kids’ education won’t teach them this!

career mindset young people Sep 23, 2019
 

If you’ve come across to this blog from The Monday Munch you’ll already know the answer to this.

It’s that the education system doesn’t teach your children how to manage their career effectively – to get jobs they love that support a lifestyle they’ve chosen. 

This short video (it really is worth just...

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5 Career Benefits to Being Active on LinkedIn

business career networking Sep 16, 2019
 

Do I really need to be on LinkedIn?

The short answer is YES, and here’s why it’s a no brainer!

There are around 33 million people in the UK who are working or available to work.

There are 27 million UK users on LinkedIn which is, as I’m sure you’ve just worked out, very much the majority of the working population.

There...

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How do I get motivated at work?

 

If you’re struggling to get motivated again after the summer (or maybe you’ve been feeling de-motivated for a while), I’ve recorded a short video to help you get re-motivated.

Three key things to remember to underline the points in the video:

  1. Don’t wait for someone else to motivate you. Make it happen yourself.
  2. Getting...
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