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How to Work from Home without Killing the Cat

business career cv Mar 30, 2020
 

Many of you will have been working at home for a while now because of the Covid-19 virus outbreak. It can be quite a stressful time when you’re either sharing a space with other family members or living and working alone.

If you want some strategies to reduce stress and stay calm and in control, check out 7 great tips in last week’s...

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How to Manage Your Career Stress During Covid-19

business career cv Mar 23, 2020
 

Stress!

Wellbeing!

Resilience!

These are words that are part of the Careers Landscape. Organisations have an onus to look after your wellbeing and to help you be resilient and deal with stress.

But how seriously they take it is a matter of conjecture when so many people are taking time off due to stress and anxiety.

Right now, this is a...

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Five Top Tips To Start Your Career Change

career cv networking Feb 24, 2020
 

One of the key things that stops people changing their career is that they do not know where to start. Often, even people who are fairly unhappy will stick with a job or career because it seems to difficult to do anything about it and they haven’t got the skills that they’d gain from talking with a career professional.

In last...

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5 Reasons It Is Never Too Late to Change Your Career

business career cv Feb 17, 2020
 

One thing that is consistent in the world of work today is that it is continually changing, and that change seems to be getting faster.

It is reckoned that someone joining the workforce today will have three or four different careers, either through choice or because of changes to their organisation or industry. When I started work, had I ever...

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How To Get Your Saturdays Back [And Other Top Tips!]

career cv mindset Feb 10, 2020
 

I was invited to talk for a few minutes at the opening of the Career Guidance and Development CPD Conference at The University of the West of Scotland. The whole day was fabulous on a number of levels and prompts some great practical tips for your career (we will get to the Saturdays in a mo).

There were some great key-note presentations and...

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I Intend You To Take This Action

business career cv Jan 20, 2020
 

Well, that’s a bit of a presumptuous and bold title, I guess. I mean, you could even say it’s a bit provocative. You might have looked at it and thought “bloomin’ cheek! We’ll see about that!”

But that’s the point of this whole article. If you have an intention, you’re more likely to achieve it....

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[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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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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