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Mental Health - More Talk Needed

Are Organisations Getting Mental Health Wrong?

  • January 28, 2018

The awareness of mental health in the workplace is growing – and quite right too. Workshops, webinars and conferences are driving important messages about stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD and schizophrenia. Companies are training their managers in how to have conversations that will get people openly talking about their…

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

Choosing a Career (it’s not for life)

  • January 9, 2018

It's no surprise that choosing a career is challenging. According to research by Oxford Open Learning Trust (reported in HR Review), almost a fifth (17%) of women aged 18-24 years old feel they have chosen their career path too young. The survey also reveals that over a third of young…

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Are You A Prisoner Of Your Own Beliefs

Are You a Prisoner of your own Beliefs?

  • December 17, 2017

The saying 'if you believe you can or you believe you can't, you are right' is a succinct summary of the situation where you are a prisoner of your own beliefs. Let's look at this through one of the case studies in my book 'How to have an outstanding career.'…

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Who Needs Employees - Will Your Job Become Automated

Will Your Job become Automated?

  • November 23, 2017

According to the results of a survey, as reported by the CIPD, almost a quarter of employees fear that parts of their jobs will become automated.  In fact the headline is worse than the actual results, in my view. Will Your Job become Automated? Of course parts of our jobs…

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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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