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Is your job search approach working for you?

Think about the last time you looked for a job (or you may currently be looking). How did it make you feel? Empowered, with a sense of control over the process? Or belittled and questioning your employability? Now, think about a major purchase you may have made, e.g. a house or a car. Were you…

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How to take a role from good to best-fit

Many of my clients like their roles, but want them to be more easeful and fulfilling. You can easily refine your role to be both of those things. You just need to understand your natural strengths and how to apply them. Your strengths are your super powers. They are activities that you find fulfilling and…

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It’s OK to want more from your work life

You can change to a more fulfilling career. On your terms. At any stage. Being successful in your career is a great achievement, but there’s more to life (if you want there to be). We’ve all heard that cliché about the how the last thing you’d wish for on your death bed is that you…

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Who defines your success?

Are you living your definition of success, or someone else’s? When I was at uni, I was always surprised when I came across people who were studying degrees that offered rewarding, well paid careers (e.g. law, medicine, etc.), but who were deeply unhappy. How could they be unhappy with such a great future? But it…

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Even successful people can feel unemployable

There are people who doubt their ability / employability at every career level. This can especially be the case when trying to find a new role or moving to a new city / country. The worst case I’ve seen was a client who came to having submitted 150 job applications over 6 months and only…

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Why is it so hard to figure out your next career move?

Many of us are raised with the idea that we’ll discover what we’re good at, maybe get a relevant degree at uni, then embark of a clear, linear career path. And each step along the way will be obvious. While that may be true for some, it hasn’t been the case for most people I…

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To resign, or not to resign?

Are you thinking about resigning or know someone who’s been talking about it but hasn’t taken the next step? Here are 3 inspiring stories of clients who have resigned from their jobs in the past week. They’ve already lined up bridge jobs and couldn’t be happier with their decision. By working through my 7 Step…

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Do you crave more time & money?

Do you crave more time? Perhaps more income so you can travel or do more of the fun stuff you love? One way to leverage our time and money in our lives is to create / sell / teach something online. You could also go out on your own as a consultant or coach. Is…

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How to translate a successful police career into the private sector

The stories we tend to hear about people who have left the police force (and the military and emergency services) tend be about struggles with PTSD. But that is not the case for many, and certainly not for Richard James. Richard’s career path has taken him from being a sprinter, to a rugby player, to…

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The recruitment system is broken. Here’s a proven alternative.

I get so frustrated when I hear my clients’ and others’ stories of their experiences applying for jobs through job search websites and recruiters. Clients come to me having submitted from 50 – 150 applications and received maybe 2 responses and 1 or 2 interviews. This makes them feel un-employable and powerless. It can also…

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