Is Your List of Skills Really That Important in Your CV?

Is Your List of Skills Really That Important in Your CV?

In earlier blogs I talked about the Big 4 CV Mistakes, and Really Important information About What Must Be In a CV (What things make you nervous about writing your CV). Most people know that their CV needs to include a ‘Skills’ or ‘Strengths’ section. A well thought...
What Things Make You Nervous About Writing Your CV?

What Things Make You Nervous About Writing Your CV?

There’s a lot hanging on the success of your CV. Most people appreciate how important their CV is when they apply for jobs. So why do people find them so difficult to write? In the previous Blog: Do You Want to Know the Big 4 CV Mistakes, I outlined the 4 mistakes...
Do You Want to Know the Big 4 CV Mistakes?

Do You Want to Know the Big 4 CV Mistakes?

In the last month, I’ve reviewed quite a number of CVs. Most of them were going to be used to apply for jobs, and several had been used in the past. A CV is a really good place to start to get some idea about whether a person genuinely understands who they are and...
When Was the Last Time You Reviewed Your CV?

When Was the Last Time You Reviewed Your CV?

You might be in a job where things are going well, and you feel reasonably secure. But: What if things change? What if your organisation restructures and you need to apply for positions with job descriptions that are different to the one you currently have? Or worse...
The ‘Coffee’ Meeting – 3

The ‘Coffee’ Meeting – 3

Final Tips. So, you’re meeting for ‘Coffee’ with a prospective employer or recruiter. You know it’s not JUST a coffee. It’s an opportunity for the recruiter to find out more about you. And for you to find out more about the role and the organisation. Before you meet...
The ‘Coffee’ Meeting – 2

The ‘Coffee’ Meeting – 2

It Really is More Than JUST a Coffee. So, you’ve accepted the invitation to meet for coffee with a recruiter or prospective employer. You know that it’s not JUST a coffee. So how do you prepare and how do you handle the conversation? Keep in mind the three points from...
The ‘Coffee’ Meeting – 1

The ‘Coffee’ Meeting – 1

Don’t be Deceived – It’s Never JUST a Coffee! Clients often tell me that they are meeting for coffee with a prospective employer or recruiter, and they stress “It’s JUST a coffee-not an actual interview.” At this point, I have to look them in the eye and tell...

3 Keys to Understanding Job Satisfaction

How can you set yourself up to have a great year in terms of your career? Do you have a vague sense of things not quite working as well as you’d like in your job, but you don’t know why? This vague feeling of unease can often be understood in relation to 3 key...

How Do You Navigate Transition Within the Workplace?

Some time ago I was asked to run a Workplace Transition Programme in an organisation. Theirs is a very common scenario. The organisation was changing its management structure. Employees in any organisation undergoing significant internal, structural changes can...

What Do The Best Organisations Do?

Great organisations are built when people perform at their best. Every business wants improved profitability, innovation, customer loyalty, increased quality and efficiency. That comes by tapping into the best that each employee has to offer. But how do you achieve...

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