Tag Archives: career coaching

LinkedIn Love

LinkedIn Love and Other Ideas

For some time now I’ve been trying to combat sexism and harassment on LinkedIn. Truthfully, it’s an uphill battle. I am not convinced I am getting anywhere at all. So I thought I really have to come at this problem from a different angle. To quote Einstein “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over…

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LinkedIn polls

LinkedIn Polls: a Plague or a Plus?

I work mainly with people who are on LinkedIn but who don’t / won’t engage. The two main reasons given are the unrelenting self-promotion of some members, and the inappropriate behaviour towards women. Increasingly I am hearing a third answer. LinkedIn polls. Plague of LinkedIn polls My own observation is that they are on the…

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Some Recruitment Myths 2021 Debunked

I have tackled this topic three times before in 2009, 2013 and again in 2020 to manage expectations between job seekers and recruiters. There is a massive chasm in expectations which I believe is the source of miscommunication and frustration. I am revisiting the topic now in 2021 because the issue is as entrenched as…

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hidden job market

Is it time to rename the hidden job market?

I’ve seen some hot discussions between recruiters around terminology and data used in the career coaching sector. The one that makes temperatures rise is the phrase “the hidden job market.”  As someone who sits on both sides of the table, I have sat back in reflection mode monitoring what has been going on. I’ve also…

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career blip

Why career blips are good

Career pundits encourage us, exhort us even, to aim for professional activities in which we excel or feel passionate about. But for some of us that  simply isn’t possible. Oftentimes career blips can work to our advantage. Sometimes, it’s just a case of not having the skills to identify what  we are good at, or feel passionate  about. In other cases our passions,…

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career need a health check

Does your career need a health check?

How healthy is your career? Do you have a plan?

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career coaches

A case for career coaches

A case for career coaches. Why they make a difference.

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tailoring a resume

When does “tailoring” your resumé become falsification?

I have recently become involved in several quite heated discussions about both “beefing up” resumés, or “dumbing” them down. Where do you draw the line when you are desperate to find a job that might be crucial to your economic survival? When does tailoring a resume become out right lying and falsification? As a coach,…

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non-verbal communication

Interviews and Non Verbal Communication

Your lips may not be moving and you haven’t said a word, but you’re actually sending a message in all sorts of other ways without even realising it. You just have to make sure it’s the right one So you‘ve been called for an interview for a great job. Your amazing CV has missed the…

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survivor skills

Survivor Skills for the Employed

There are many forms of career transition in a working life: starting new jobs or careers, moving geographically, becoming a trailing spouse, taking maternity leave, having a new boss, promotions, retiring and experiencing re-structuring. And of course, in today’s climate, losing jobs. But in a downturn, career transition doesn’t just cover the people who have…

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