Posts in Work
Has anyone ever ruffled your feathers?

It's a tough market for job-searching, especially at senior level where there are fewer roles and more competition. It can take months, sometimes longer to land a job. People find that really stressful.

Initially, I based my services on how I could help fast-track the job search process by sharing my insider 'headhunter' knowledge from 15 years in executive search.

But after a throwaway comment on LinkedIn which I took offence to, I came clean and started talking about how my services are a game-changer!

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How I can help you and your career

With so many coaches, recruiters and career experts out there – how do you decide which is the best one for you?

For me, when it comes to picking a coach I tend to go for someone who has a deep understanding of their subject, I follow them, check out their work and then I have a conversation.

So maybe you’ve seen my profile on LinkedIn or remember me from a past-life career – are you checking me out? I hope so.

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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Something about shedding the old, outdated ways and thinking.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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10 common concerns about working with a career coach

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.

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Clothes, CVs, Careers, Coaching, and Confidence

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.”

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