What has your employer ever done for you?

career interviews Jul 29, 2019
 

In this week’s Monday Munch I’m getting readers thinking about what you get from your employer.

This short video expands on that. It will take you less than 2 minutes to watch and give you some real nuggets to help you feel happier at work and create more of what you want.

If you’re not already receiving the Monday Munch sign...

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There be gold in them thar hills

cv interviews job market Jul 22, 2019
 

This week I’m thinking about your skills and qualities. The things that you’re good at and the things how you do them.

Think about each thing you do, each contribution and each achievement, as a hill or mountain in the landscape of your career. As you look closer, you’ll see that each is made up of skills and qualities and...

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The Importance of Feedback

career Jul 15, 2019
 

How seriously do you take feedback? Do you even go and ask for it? It can be really beneficial in many different ways for you in your career. Take a look at this video (less than 2 minutes) to find out how.

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The Power of Community

career networking Jul 08, 2019

How many communities are you part of?

There’s family, friends, work, local community, professional communities, online communities (LinkedIn, etc), your local area community, wider communities, communities to do with your interests, and so on.

How can communities impact on a career?

In terms of your career, communities can be a great...

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Two simple actions to keep the power of your network alive

career networking research Jul 01, 2019

If you’re like most people you start to think about your network when you need to go to the job market.

Why wouldn’t you? Around 50% of jobs are filled through or with the help of networks.

So why do you then forget about it?

For most people, they then forget about their network until the next time they need to go to the job market.

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3 things to help you feel more confident at interviews

career interviews Jun 24, 2019
 

As you’d imagine, I help a lot of my clients prepare for interviews and presentations.

As well as showing them how to do a good job in those situations, for me it’s important that people have strategies to feel confident and comfortable. 

Three Cs of Interview:

  • Competent
  • Confident
  • Comfortable

If you can make sure you’ve...

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Who’s in charge of your mind?

career mindset Jun 17, 2019
 

I’ve got a short video for you this week, and although the answer to this question might seem obvious, very often the true answer is somewhat different.

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There is a trumpet we all need to learn to play, and that is our own

career mindset Jun 10, 2019

Now, why in a career blog would I be talking about trumpets?

I don’t play one and probably never will, but there is a trumpet we all need to learn to play, and that’s our own.

Bear with me..

We have been told since we were really small, things like “do not blow your own trumpet” and “it is bad to brag”.

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How to sell yourself comfortably - without feeling like you are!

 

In this video I wanted to share a brilliant framework with you, one that will help you sell yourself comfortably, without feeling like you are.

So if you get nervous at the thought of having to 'blow your own trumpet' then this is worth 90 seconds of your time.

My hope is you will use this framework to benefit you...

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Always know the outcome before you start

mindset May 27, 2019

One of the simplest ways you can reduce stress, get more done and get more of what you want is by remembering, before you start anything, to take a few moments to decide what the outcome is that you want.

It doesn’t matter how big or small that something is.

It could be your major life, career or business goals (in which case you’ll...

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