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SCORE A NEW JOB

How to SCORE a new job

One of the things that’s difficult to manage with career transition clients is their expectations. If someone has committed to investing in themselves and their careers, they want results and they want them now, or at least ASAP. But there are many moving parts to SCORE a new job and they can become more complex…

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Is LinkedIn premium effective

Is LinkedIn Premium effective or even discriminatory?

People frequently ask is LinkedIn Premium worth it?  However this weekend I had a conversation with a group of unemployed job seekers who asked whether LinkedIn Premium is effective and even wondered if it was discriminatory. It is true It’s not a cheap offering and for those who are unemployed or on a low or inconsistent…

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cultural fit

Cultural fit under the microscope

Devising little tests such as a hiring lunch and other tricks have always been around to test job seekers for cultural fit. Thomas Edison is famously reported to have served candidates a bowl of soup when he was interviewing for research assistants. He seemingly wanted to see whether they added salt or pepper to the…

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Why LinkedIn needs a civility button

There is much discussion around civility in the workplace and social media. On the one hand you have a demographic quoting from Orwell’s 1984  railing against “thought police” and insisting on the right to free speech. On the other a group that wants to agree a code of conduct that sets out guidelines for some…

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career transition

9 stages of career transition

Over the years I have coached probably thousands of men and women through career transition. And although each case is always unique, (everyone likes to think they are special) I have observed 9 common stages in the process which each career changer or transformer makes. 1.Detached and dissatisfied  Most people seek out professional career support…

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White noise nonsense on job search and recruitment

Do you have nonsense fatigue? I’m starting to see some backlash on the volume of white noise on LinkedIn and other platforms. One writer Cory Galbraith sent out a post which resonated. He has even taken a break from his own writing. He suggests that people write for a number of reasons – to sell a product, enhance a…

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Career managers understand the art and science of recruitment

Job search, like it’s counterpart, recruitment, is both an art and a science.  It needs to be a successful combination of the strategic leveraging of technology (the science,) with advanced influencing skills, via personal branding and networking (the art.)  Like the planets, when these elements are in perfect alignment, then hey-ho mission accomplished for both sides. The universe…

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Why there’s only one new year’s resolution to make in job search

Make it a big one! “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”  Tony Robbins I’m a well documented contrarian when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. I…

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Personal interests: 10 CV dos and don’ts

There is always much conflicting advice from career experts on what to include on CVs. One of the areas  that has an opinion divide of Grand Canyon proportions, is whether to mention your personal interests and hobbies on your resume and if they can actually make a difference to the selection process. Hannah Morgan, Career Sherpa says “No one really cares that you…

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Job seekers help yourselves! 8 back to basics tips

I have been conducting a search for a position in a geographical region in Europe that is hard hit by recession. I read in the press that unemployment levels are high, so I anticipated being overwhelmed by job seekers with difficult selection decisions to make. I was wrong To my astonishment I have found that even the most basic job search tips…

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