How to 'Marie Kondo' your Career

After doing a bit of a 'Marie Kondo' on all things digital at Tracy Short & Co HQ it struck me that career coaching is a decluttering process (or can be).

Whilst I’m no wardrobe clearing expert I do know a thing or two about careers.

Like Kondo, I won’t do it for you but I will give the guidance, support and accountability needed to get the job done.

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Career Clarity Questions

It’s the beginning of a new year – one of the best times to create fresh plans.

I’m excited about that – are you?

Working with a my career coaching client always feels exciting.

Something about shedding the old, outdated ways and thinking. It's a bit like a snake shedding its skin to allow for more growth.

But even if you’re not working with a coach you can still set the wheels in motion for change and growth.

Have you ever tried coaching yourself?

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What to do if you don’t like networking events?

We all know that networking is important but finding the right type of networking event isn’t always easy – and who’s got loads of time on their hands to do it?  

It’s particularly hard for introverts and anyone who doesn’t enjoy meeting strangers in what can often be a fairly fake situation.

If you’re anything like me you’re probably quite fussy too, so that makes it even harder.

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How to get recruiters to fall in love with you (Valentine's Day Special)

Recruiters aren’t just for Christmas, or Valentine’s Day, or when you’re looking for a job.

Perhaps you feel the same. Getting a bit fed up with recruiters only speaking to you when they want something?

Trouble is we’re all time poor and trying our best. 

Let’s forget about that and spread a bit of love today – just for fun!

 

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Want a new job? Don’t go to a recruiter

In fact, that’s the very last thing you should do.

Yes, seriously!

Speaking to a recruiter to find out ‘What’s out there?’ might whet your appetite, but it should only play a small part in your career campaign. 

Whether you’re between roles or you’ve outgrown your current one, try leaving the recruiter bit until later. 

You've got work to do first.

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Get ready for a reboot

Are you thinking about rebooting or upgrading your career this year?

Maybe it’s been on your mind for a while – you’re just waiting for the right thing to come along. Problem is the opportunities at your level are few and far between and it seems that other people are getting the roles that have ‘got your name on’.

You know there are factors out of your control but surely there’s something you can do to improve your luck?

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