Category Archives: elevator speech

Job search: Are you missing in action?

Getting on the job search radar! I have spent the past week with two different women, of two different ages. Their backgrounds could not be further apart. One is a young graduate, seeking entry-level employment, the other a woman in her 40s, with extensive supply chain and procurement experience, as well as an MBA. She…

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behavioural interview

Making the cut. How to ace a behavioural interview

Behavioural interviews have always been popular with major international organisations for carrying out in-depth selection processes. Recently however, interest in them seems to have peaked after being popularised by the TV show, The Apprentice just screened in the U.K. The reason I don’t write about this programme is because when I do watch it, for…

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Ladies get your heads above the parapet!

What are you doing to become visible? One of the strongest comments made about the average professional woman is their reluctance to step up, engage and make themselves visible. The creativity required to dream up the excuses I hear from these ladies alone, suggests their inner capabilities. They are first class.Women are long-term relationship builders…

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Dealing with a loaded question

“Tell me about yourself” Job seeking advice is a bit like parenting or relationship advice. Most people have done it and everyone has an opinion. No, or even disastrous experience, in any of the above, still leaves some undeterred. Share they will. Of course, basic common sense and a certain objective distance can go a…

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Visumés: The new way forward

PLEASE NOOOOO!! Many people have talked about the concept of the visumé and their almost certain roles in our futures. Well, I was sent my first one yesterday and I have to tell you, that thought fills me with total horror. As a coach, I can see they might have potential. The exercise would give…

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Cave in… or leave the cave?

Salary negotiaton and the gender divide: negotiating within your current company.

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NO

Don’t be afraid of “NO”.

Salary negotiation and gender divide. Making the most of ” No”

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Job seekers: the new breed of entrepreneur?

Do job seekers have to become more entrepreneurial? Is managing a career like running a business?

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When should elevator speeches be grounded?

Are traditional elevetor speeches out moded?

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Choose your words wisely!

Inspired by Wally Bock Divided by a common language   Chatting on Twitter the other night, Wally mentioned in passing that he was a vet. Wow I thought. He’s an international leadership guru , writer, poet AND a vet. That’s pretty amazing. I went into recruiter mode. Thoughts about wide ranging skill sets , the long…

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