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How to articulate your value to an organisation

A key challenge many job seekers face is how to articulate the value they offer an organisation. Fortunately, there is a way to take the take the pain out of this – or at least reduce it significantly. In this short video I talk through some examples of how you can use your strengths to…

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Greenhouse your career change ideas

Your ideas about a new career direction or a new role are like a new plant: they need to be nurtured and protected, or ‘greenhoused’. Why is this important? When considering change, especially in a core area of our lives such as career, we are vulnerable to outside comments to our new ideas. A friend…

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Use your network to find a best-fit role

  I’m celebrating! A client, Felicity, has just been offered a great role in financial services. Ignore all the negativity in the news and on social media: there are jobs available and it is possible to find a best fit role for you. But you may need to change your strategy and embrace your network.…

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Top tips to network effectively with ease

Last week I shared the top mistake that people make when networking: believing you have to be a salesperson. If you want networking to be easeful and rewarding, imagine yourself as a researcher. Here are my top 4 tips for how to do that when connecting with people in your preferred industry or organisation: Find…

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The top mistake people make when networking

What thoughts come to mind when I say “networking”? I’ll go out on a limb here and suggest it’s probably feeling uncomfortable & a bit like a used car salesman. And most of us have that experience. Networking can make us feel really uncomfortable, mainly because we think it involves talking about ourselves. But the…

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How to get hired in another sector: part 2

In my previous post I talked about how many of my clients are at a career crossroad: looking for a role that is more energising and fulfilling than what they’ve done to date. And they’re often interested in changing sectors. But the stumbling block for them is usually: “I know my strengths are transferrable, but…

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How to get hired in another sector: part 1

Many of my clients are at a career crossroad. They’re looking for a role that is more energising and fulfilling than what they’ve done to date. And they’re often interested in changing sectors. At some point, most of them will say, “I know my strengths are transferrable, but how do I convince an employer in…

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Want to work in government? Insights & hints from a government recruiter

What kind of people do you imagine when you think of government employees? Can you imagine working alongside such people? In this interview government recruiter Jody Smith debunks numerous myths about working in government. It turns out that you don’t need experience in government to work in government. And you’ll be working alongside as diverse…

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Interviews are happening; people are getting hired

I’ve been speaking with a number of potential new clients over the past few weeks. There’s one thing that almost all of them have had in common. They want change and are ready to do the work – but they’re not confident they’ll be able to find a role, in the current environment, once they’re…

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What to do if you’ve been stood down or made redundant

Identify your strengths: Part 2 of mindset & strategies for finding your next role. If you’ve recently been stood down or made redundant, it’s really easy to become overwhelmed with negativity and to end up feeling fearful and stuck. So it’s critical that you get yourself in the right head space and equip yourself with…

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