If you’ve got questions about what I do and how I can help you please do ask. Some of the FAQs are here…Read More
The Summer Shape-up was created specifically for people who want to give their career a boost over the summer (while everyone else is in holiday mode).
And it can give you an edge.Read More
What do you think happens in a CV review?
You’re very much mistaken if you think that a CV review with me means you’ll get a few generic suggestions on how to make your CV look pretty.
You can get that for free from a newly trained recruitment consultant.Read More
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.Read More
LinkedIn has changed the face of recruitment – with many businesses now using it as a tool to find candidates.
But finding candidates is one thing. Landing them is another.Read More
Would you like to know how to capture your career highlights, skills, experience and achievements in an eye-catching CV that recruiters and company directors will want to read?
If so keep reading!Read More
You’ve probably seen couture garments beautifully displayed in exhibitions but have you ever got up close?Read More
Whether you’re a consultant, small business owner, or an employed service provider I can’t think of a reason for not using LinkedIn as a channel to market and promote your expertise and brand.
For a start it’s free.Read More
I’m not breaking any secrets when I say that people generally find talking about redundancy quite difficult. The same applies to jobs that didn’t quite work out.
It’s not so much that it ‘looks bad on the CV’. It’s more of a problem when it comes to talking about it at interviews and meetings.Read More
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!
Pancakes are simple and satisfying and that’s just how you should feel about creating your CV.
Trouble is they get overly complicated or overlooked and they end up with too much information or not enough.
I've created a simple recipe for you to follow so that your CV doesn't end up as flat as a pancake!Read More
In fact, that’s the very last thing you should do.
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.Read More
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?Read More
Have you ever considered working with a career coach?
How about if I put it a different way?
Have you ever considered working with someone that will help you to shape your career and who knows the ins and outs of the recruitment industry and your sector? Someone who will help you create an eye-catching CV and teach you how to improve your pitch to recruiters and companies?
Chances are you haven’t and I think you could be missing a trick.Read More
When you’re thinking about your career and considering your next move how do you go about finding the best company for you – and what do you base that decision on?Read More
There are so many recruiters and executive search consultants out there it’s no wonder people get confused. Who to trust?
There are loads of great consultants out there – it’s just a case of finding them amongst the masses.Read More
Candidates are often disappointed by the service they receive from the executive search and recruitment industry. And when service doesn't meet expectations, the complaints begin.Read More
When I asked style and confidence coach Loulou Storey for her tips on how to create a great work wardrobe, where to shop, and how to put together a great look for an interview, she said to start with the clothes that you already own.
She's down-to-earth and practical. I like her type of advice.
“Start with your knicker drawer.”
“Get rid of three things a day.”
“Go shopping with a list.”Read More
The recruitment industry is saturated. And with the huge rise in competition has come the race to deliver candidates faster and cheaper.
Even firms specialising in quick-fire placements are under pressure to deliver shortlists faster to compete. It's hit the search firms too. But whilst competition is obviously healthy, it should never come at the expense of good recruitment.Read More
Not everyone can be a style icon. But how you dress for work does matter.
If you look good, you feel good – and they both have an impact on your success.Read More