Career Advice Blog

Tools to help you make better job choices

So you are unclear about what your next job should be. You’ve thought about your skills set perhaps and the job tools available to you, and maybe what you enjoy doing? But have you included your Values – what is …
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Why Values are important: 4 key messages for organisations

‘I love the job but I can’t stand the macho environment any longer’ one tearful client complained to me recently. Another, newly qualified as a medical consultant, loves the huge scope of his role in public health but is unhappy …
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Cover letter mistakes causing your applications to nosedive

Forbes reckons that 90% of cover letters never actually get read. So, why should you bother writing one? The answer is simple. You should do everything you can to ensure that your application stands out from the rest of the …
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Get the job you love or love the job you‘ve got?

Careers forty years on Rob Nathan CPsychol., founder of Career Counselling Services (CCS) in 1978, reflects on his forty years of experience  coaching and training thousands of people in early, mid or late career. This is the first of a …
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Interview questions: which ones catch you out?

Be ready for the “simple” questions I was working with a client who, fresh from an interview, explained that she was pleased with the way she’d answered the competency-based interview questions about her skills and experience. She then said she …
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Can you retire gracefully?

Do you dread the thought of stopping work? As work increasingly dominates our waking and sometimes dreaming hours, we may identify more and more with the part it plays in our lives. We not only work longer hours, but also …
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Tapping into the hidden job market: 8 top tips

At the thought of interviewing someone for information how many times have I heard clients at the end of a career coaching programme typically say: I don’t want to waste people’s time I’ll come across as nervous and unconfident I’m …
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How to build an effective Personal Brand

What is a Personal Brand? A personal brand is what you are known for and how other people experience you. It involves bringing who you are to what you do and how you do it. For example, it includes: – …
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Redundancy: crisis or opportunity?

Bill is 39. He worked for the same company for the past 8 years, as a Management Accountant. He did his work ok, but his real passion was restoring old cars. When he was told that his department was being …
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Could I earn a living as a career coach? 5 top tips

Can you earn a living as a career coach? This is a question we are constantly asked. You may be working within an organisation right now, and considering your options for the future. You have done some career coaching and …
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