Tag Archives: career strategy

tips for Career changers

10 tips for Career Changers

Tips for Career changers help to get them unstuck Career Changers are often nervous and apologetic for being uncertain about not knowing exactly they want to do. What they usually do know and are very certain about is what they don’t want to do. As Marilyn Ferguson says ” . . It’s like being between trapezes. It’s Linus when his blanket is…

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Organisational red flags

They’re just not that into you…Organisational red flags

“He’s just not that into you ” is the headline from  He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys by Greg Behrendt , the modern girls guide to men, dating and relationships. To save us women from complete denial when we fail to take on board something that is glaringly obvious to everyone around us. Yet  these warning signs in…

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career management

How to create a career management strategy when ALL jobs are temporary.

So you think that change will fly by and leave your career plans untouched? You do? Then I suggest you watch this video! Do you have career insurance or a career management strategy? One of the greatest challenges is planning a career strategy in a job market that is changing faster than we are.   All the goal posts…

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nip-tuck

Nip-tuck : new career strategy for men

Men consider nip-tuck and other cosmetic surgery to promote and protect their careers Remember, you heard it here first! Nip-tuck is  becoming part of a career strategy for men to beat down competition from younger men and women and to beat age bias. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe him, I simply didn’t take it…

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Portfolio careers

Portfolio Careers: impact on workplace & jobseeker

A Portfolio Career “a tapestry of a variety of eclectic employment experiences; employment in a series of short-contract or part-time positions“ Not new but on the increase The term Portfolio Career is being used in current business  vernacular with the same type of smug and superior “in the know -ness,”  as we might have seen when the atom was split or  the wheel invented. I…

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career changers and social networking

Career changers and social networking

For anyone embarking on a job search related to career change and developing a personal brand for the first time, I outline the steps and possibilities involved. As I do so I am always aware of one thing. Their faces turning ashen as they mentally try to calculate how much time this is going to take out of their already busy day. There is a reason it’s called net “working ” ( not net “vacationing” ). It is indeed a lot of work, takes time and much of it is new.

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Funky or Functional? The USP dilemma

Creating an effective USP ( Unique Selling Proposition ) is key for any job seeker or career  changer. It a major, invaluable tool in the job search tool box and will serve as a basis for: One sentence bio either written or oral Your online professional profile tagline (120 characters with spacse on LinkedIn) Any introduction…

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unfair dismissal

Unfair dismissal: 7 ways to create a workplace safety net

There have never many guarantees in life as a corporate employee. But now, despite employment protection legislation, there seem to be even fewer. We live in turbulent and changing times and no one is immune. So it’s not just necessary to be strategic about career advancement, but to always have a safety net in place in case of an unexpected fall. Even minor changes which at one time might have produced a little stumble, might send you crashing to your knees

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I hate my job

HELP! I hate my job!

What to do when you HATE your job with a passion! I spent time last week coaching a young professional who hated his job in a small, family run organisation. In fact he hated it so badly that the things he claimed he would rather be doing instead, covered all manner of unspeakable things, too…

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loaded question

Dealing with a loaded question

That 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…

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