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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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Mindset & strategies for finding your next role

The biggest challenge any job seeker faces at the moment is mindset. 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. This is understandable as an initial reaction, but it’s not viable as a mindset that’s going to get…

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Job opportunities: the obvious & the hidden

We’ve been celebrating! One of my clients recently got a job in her dream industry, which is great news for her in the middle of this pandemic. Jane had worked in the pharmaceutical industry, but wanted to move across to food technology. When we met she firmly believed that there were no jobs in her…

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Adventure! If not now, when?

Last week I met up with 4 friends who had all recently lost someone close to them. When you’ve lost someone close to you, or know someone who has, it’s a timely reminder that life is short. I also find it motivates me to actually do some of the things I’ve been just talking about…

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Mindfulness & meditation

Olivia Downing, founder and CEO of Liv Mindfully, is a psychologist, meditation teacher and mindfulness coach and educator. She helps corporates, schools and individuals to live and work to their full potential. I recorded this interview with Liv in 2017. It’s one of my favourites because it contains tips that you can apply every day.…

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