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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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Why mapping out your perfect day matters

One the steps in my 7 Step Career Change program is to understand your happiness formula – the elements that fuel your happiness. Why do we do this? Because we know from positive psychology that happiness predicts success, not that other way around. Even in challenging times such as these, it’s important to still focus…

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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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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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How to reclaim 5 – 15 hrs in your work week

Do you want 5 more hours in your week? I ran a day retreat for my clients on Sunday to plan out their next 90 days. They all identified 1 – 3 ways to re-claim time. And, they felt liberated! Do you feel as though you have enough time in your week to do what…

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Sometimes you need a friend to say, “Enough’s enough!”

When you’re in a job that’s just not right for you, it’s a bit like being a frog in a pot of cold water that slowly gets heated. You don’t realise you need to jump out. You become used to the discomfort until… Most of us have been in a role like this. We’ve stayed…

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