Posts in Career
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Something about shedding the old, outdated ways and thinking.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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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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