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A Career (It's Not For Life) Resume, CV

How do I Pick the Right Career for Me?

  • August 5, 2017

Question SP asked me for some thoughts about this. He told me that he finished his degree a couple of years ago and since then has been working in a call centre, whilst trying to work out what to do with the next stage of his career. I got the…

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People Skills

Do You Have the ‘People Skills’ you need to Thrive?

  • July 16, 2017

Whilst it is perhaps no real surprise, it is nevertheless disappointing that around half of employers say that their new graduate employees struggle with teamwork and problem solving skills. According to headline results from a survey of 174 employers, by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), 25% of graduates 'do…

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A Career (It's Not For Life) Resume, CV

Is LinkedIn Worth the Time and Effort?

  • June 28, 2017

The Question AJ asked me about LinkedIn. Specifically she wanted to know my views about whether the amount of time and effort needed to engage in LinkedIn was worthwhile. She explained that she has got a profile, but it's limited information and she rarely interacts with anyone on the platform.…

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Undervalued - It Is What It Is

Burnt Out & Undervalued: The truth about Young Professionals

  • June 4, 2017

Too many Young Professionals are burnt out and undervalued. This is a report on the results of a Snapshot Survey I recently carried out. This survey is a short (10 questions) anonymous, web-based survey of Young Professionals aged between 21 and 32 conducted in April 2017 in the UK. Burnt…

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A Career (It's Not For Life) Resume, CV

Words to avoid on your Résumé or CV

  • May 25, 2017

During the week I came across this short video about the words to avoid on your résumé or cv because they make hiring managers cringe and I wanted to share it with you. Words to Avoid on your Résumé or CV There is so much out there covering how to go…

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Who Needs Employees - Will Your Job Become Automated

Who Needs Employees and What it Means for Your Future Career

  • April 30, 2017

The rapidly changing work environment is leading to statements, such as this one on the front cover of People Management, May 2017 edition and leads me to ask the question - if companies no longer need employees, what does it mean for your future career? The article discusses the "Gig…

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Listen, Learn, Plan, Act, Review, Improve

Listen, Learn, Plan, Act, Review, Improve

  • April 24, 2017

This is my Mantra. A bit clunky perhaps, but it sums up my approach to life, work and everything in between. And you don't need to do them in the same order! Listen Everything good starts with good listening Learn The day you stop learning is the day you start to become…

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Millenials Unhappy Worklife Balance

Employees aged 25-34 most unhappy with work-life balance

  • April 9, 2017

According to a survey by YouGov (read more here) employees aged 25 to 34 are the most unhappy with their worklife balance. "41 per cent of 25-34 year-olds believe there is sometimes an expectation from their boss or employer to work outside their normal hours. What’s more, a quarter say…

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Mental Health - More Talk Needed

What is ‘Mental Health’?

  • April 3, 2017

Mental Health is the condition of your psychological and emotional wellbeing Everyone has ‘mental health’ just as we all have ‘physical health’. It’s about how healthy your mind is in relation to how you feel about yourself (self-esteem and self-confidence) and people you come into contact with, how well your…

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The Importance of Self-Control

  • March 12, 2017

We've all seen several recent examples in the news of people behaving angrily and losing their self-control. From reports that Donald Trump was 'Steaming Mad' (‘I haven’t seen him this angry’) to road rage ('Mother dragged woman out of car and beat her up in front of their children') and…

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