6 assumptions to avoid at interview

6 assumptions to avoid at interview

During Interview Coaching, I explore and analyse your answers during a practice interview, which can sometimes flag up certain beliefs or assumptions you may be making. These assumptions can negatively impact how you answer questions. A few years ago I wrote a blog...

What’s Your Career Challenge for the New Year?

What’s Your Career Challenge for the New Year?

When it comes to the end of the year, many of us look to make improvements in our life. More and more of us are keen for some shift and improvement in our career, and having it as part of our plans and aspirations for a new year just makes sense. It allows us to...

Be responsible for your own career

Be responsible for your own career

Are you frustrated that your manager or company is not ‘developing you’? Do you feel you’re being held back from exciting and interesting projects? Are you waiting for the ‘right’ job to come along, or moaning that no one is recruiting right now?   Across all...

Seek out feedback!

Seek out feedback!

If you’re finding it difficult to reflect on what you’ve done, or perhaps you’re curious about how others see you, it can be invaluable to seek out feedback and ideas from colleagues, managers, clients, friends to get their honest and objective insights into what they...

Still waiting for career inspiration?

Still waiting for career inspiration?

Do you feel inspiration has taken a detour and left you stranded? Do you feel you have absolutely NO ideas about your next step or the possibilities out there for you? Stop waiting for other people to TELL you what you’d be perfect for, or complete dozens of profile...

Quote the good stuff! How to use testimonials in your CV.

Quote the good stuff! How to use testimonials in your CV.

A common question I’m asked is should I include references on my CV? My view is that unless the employer specifically asks you for them, there’s usually no need to put referees' contact details or a standard ‘References available on Request’ at the bottom of your CV....

6 Top Tips to Sell Your Achievements

6 Top Tips to Sell Your Achievements

Outlining what you do in your job role is an important part of being clear about the work you do, but it’s only part of your story. A common mistake people make on their job applications is to list only WHAT they did and not HOW they did it or what IMPACT it made....

6 ways to avoid a poor Performance Review

6 ways to avoid a poor Performance Review

When a colleague returned her completed performance review form to me before our annual meeting, her response to the question: “How do you feel you’ve met your objectives in the last 12 months?’ was ‘I feel I’ve done well.’  Arrgghhh! It went straight back! Some...

“How can I be positive about a job I don’t like?”

“How can I be positive about a job I don’t like?”

Not everyone loves their jobs all the time, and sometimes we’re in jobs or companies where you felt it was a completely drag. Maybe you’ve convinced yourself that you learnt absolutely nothing from it, your talent and potential was wasted, or maybe you left on bad...

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