LEADING FROM THE FRONT AND WHERE YOU CAN STICK...
Thoughtless clichés have a habit of becoming management practice. They then go on to ruin careers. “Leading from the front” is one of them. Please don’t do this. This is why. Think about it for a moment. “I won’t ask others to do what I won’t do myself” is a statement I hear in, say, […]
BULLSEYE! HOW TO GUARANTEE YOUR CV WILL BE READ.
Why write if no want wants to read what you write? It is the first question anyone writing anything can and should ask. Believe me, when I write these blog posts I have my audience very much in mind. That doesn’t mean there is nothing of me in them, there is a lot. But I […]
SLOW, SOFT, COMFORTABLE FAILURE: ARE YOU GUILTY...
Picture this. Like most people in the career coaching biz I get asked for favours by friends, family and friends of family. Being a nice guy I normally agree. A friend of my wife has been going through the sausage machine of a high price outplacement agency and is getting nowhere at all. She asked […]
NOT ANSWERS: BUT MAYBE THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
A friend recently described job hunting to me as “soul-crushing”. We helped her craft a polished CV some months back that speaks to both her few years’ professional experience and her potential for growth. As a recent graduate, she has managed to secure numerous interviews using that CV, but has yet to be offered a […]
ARE YOU COVERED? FREE WEBINAR: ANSWERING THE...
Do cover letters matter? In short, YES. Why? Because recruiters and hiring managers read them. They can also be the most confusing part of the application process. What information should be included? How are they different from CVs? Don’t the phrases “I am excited to apply for …” and “I am an excellent fit for […]