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What are the common lies told on CVs? Recently invited to discuss the common lies told on CVs with Dave Monk BBC Essex Radio’s Drive Time presenter. According to the research there are still a high percentage of candidates submitting applications with inaccurate...
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Are you looking after yourself? When you’re career orientated and ambitious it’s easy for everything else to take second place. If you don’t priortise your health and well-being it’s easier to get stressed and tired.
These days it’s unlikely you’ll receive comprehensive feedback after the interview. It’s just not practical for most businesses to offer this to every candidate. So, there are a few things you can consider doing after the interview.
What are the benefits of hiring an interview coach? 1. Identify your requirements. 2. Tailor a bespoke coaching session. 3. An opportunity to practice your interview skills. 4. Specific and objective feedback on your performance.
There’s plenty of information about the do’s and don’ts and what to include and what not to include on your CV. However, do you understand how all the information should flow throughout your CV?
Let’s take the time to reflect on the last 12 months and start planning and looking forward to the next. Wishing you all a very successful, peaceful and prosperous 2019!
How do you conduct effective self-reflection? It’s important you select a process or model you feel comfortable implementing.
Will having no online presence affect your job search? Technology has dramatically and significantly advanced and had a huge impact on the world of work. Ignore the opportunities and you will most definitely miss out and get left behind faster than you can run!
Have you ever been rejected because you are too senior or overqualified? It’s not necessarily discrimination. There could be a number of genuine business reasons that this could be an issue.
Considering changing your career? Before you quit your job, you’ll need to conduct some personal analysis. You need to know what you offer the next employer. You will need to understand your transferable skills and conduct some market research.
CIPD predict in approximately 10 years half the workforce will be contractors. Have you considered going self-employed? Would you like to join the Gig Economy?
Do you dread the annual work appraisal? It doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable meeting with your manager. Here are some suggestions to help you exceed work appraisals.
It’s essential you take time to tailor every CV, Cover Letter and Application form. Here are 6 Reasons why it’s so important.
As a career consultant for military service leavers, I get asked: “Should I share my tours of duty?”
A well-written career profile will entice the person to read the rest of your CV. The career profile is your introduction, explaining who you are in the workplace and what you bring to the organisation.
Will having a tattoo affect your job success? There is no direct answer to this question. There are mixed opinions about tattoos. This is understandable when you consider for the first time in modern history we are working alongside 5 generations.
How to research the jobs market using a PESTLE analysis. In today’s fast-changing world of work, you’ll need to keep up to date with what’s impacting your sector. This is the ideal tool to understand the big picture changes.
How to recognise and reduce workplace stress. Learn to spot the early warning signs and techniques to reduce stress.
Don’t waste this opportunity to further tailor your application and demonstrate your genuine interest in the job and the company.
Spring has taken it’s time to make an appearance this year. So, is it now time to spring clean your career planning?
Since January I’ve been sharing techniques on creating career plans and sharing some insights on how to create well-formed desired outcomes. There is a reason why most goals or New Year resolutions don’t succeed. There’s not much thought goes into the planning...
We spend most of our time at work, so isn’t it more satisfying and fulfilling that we enjoy what we do? It’s about enjoying the journey.
How to future-proof your career in a rapidly changing world of work. With technology, politics, economy, demographics and the environment, having a huge impact on the jobs market it’s time to protect your value and worth to employers.
Are you a believer? Yes, this is spelt correctly! When you are planning your next career move, do you factor in your values and beliefs? It’s important to your success that you believe you can achieve your goals.
Everyone talks about December being a great time to reflect however do we actually take the time or use a proven process?
It’s all about the chemistry! An interview is a bit like a first date! There’s a lot of information being shared during this interaction.
How to successfully negotiate and evaluate a job offer. The aim should always be to achieve a win-win between you and the company.
If you decide to work with a recruitment agency, do your homework before registering. Check that they have a good reputation in the local market and they can help you with your specific job requirements.
Seriously, job application forms need to be taken seriously! Be prepared to spend some quality time carefully completing each application accurately and honestly. Check out these tips on how to successfully complete your job application.
Assessment centres can be nerve-wracking occasions. However, they do give candidates a wide variety of activities to demonstrate behavioural competencies. A great opportunity if you go in with the right attitude.
Using the STAR technique can really help you prepare some great specific examples, particularly when you are invited to a Behavioural Competency interview.
What are you saying to your unsuccessful candidates? Every candidate post-interview deserves some feedback to understand how a decision was made about their fit.
During an interview, there isn’t much time to build up trust and credibility. So, you’ll need to build rapport instead by listening, showing respect and most importantly being yourself.
Here are a few points to help you write a CV when you have no work experience.
First impressions really are important in an interview. The way you dress is a very big contributing factor to making a great first impression.
Today CVs need to be written succinctly and concisely. A CV is your marketing document with one main reason, to get you an invite to interview.
Here are 10 ways of managing your Career and Continuous Development Plan CDP. The work doesn’t stop when you land the job! Take time to manage your Career.
Using social media as part of your job search is essential today. Recruiters are looking for you and if you don’t maximise your accounts you’ll be sure to miss out on opportunities.
Have you been serving in the Armed Forces? Do you understand your transferable skills? Here to help with your transition from Soldier to Civilian.
It’s inevitable that most of us will receive a rejection at some point in our career. The higher the level position the tougher it gets to secure a job. Learn to move on quickly and spend your precious time focused on the next interview.
Here’s how to quickly research the company to get a very good overview and broad knowledge of the organisation when you are short of time.
Attending a Job Fair is a seriously good opportunity to network with Employers and Organisation of interest. Here’s how to maximize your time at these events.
It’s essential in today’s competitive jobs market to use multiple job searching methods and get found on LinkedIn.
It’s good to be flexible in a rapidly changing world of work, however here’s the problem with looking for any job!
You’ve taken your maternity leave and it’s time to consider the next steps. Back to work? Start a business? Change career direction?
Time to reflect, evaluate and give thanks for all the opportunities, successes and support in 2016. Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2017!
Learn from others, stand out from the crowd and avoid these top five common interview mistakes!
CVs have been around for decades, however they are still one of the most important documents in your job search. Avoid these common mistakes.
It’s that cliché – you never get a second opportunity to make a first impression.
Some of the most simple sounding questions, can be the most difficult to answer when under pressure or under prepared.