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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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How to play to your strengths & reclaim time

We’ve been taught to believe we have to ‘do it all’ ourselves. But the reality is, that approach is far from sustainable. The best results are realised when we play to our strengths and mitigate our weaknesses through partnering, outsourcing or eliminating tasks we struggle with. I was recently interviewed by the fabulous Jade Green…

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How to make a sea change and thrive

Are you in a role that is perfect on paper, but in reality doesn’t feel right? The answer as to why can be found by looking at your strengths. In fact, strengths are a great way to not only understand yourself, but those around you – colleagues, partners, even kids. I was recently interviewed by…

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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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