Posts in Career
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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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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