Category Archives: Social media

USE A KNIFE: LESSONS FOR MANAGERS FROM THE WAR IN...

Posted On 18th December 2013

Ever heard of a man called John Paul Vann? Thought not. He’s not your average management guru. But this isn’t your average outplacement, CV writing, LinkedIn profile building and interview coaching blog either. So give me two minutes and you’ll learn something new. John Paul Vann was the closest thing to Lawrence of Arabia the […]

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THE FUTURE. FORGET IT. WHY LONG RANGE FORECASTS...

Posted On 17th December 2013

If you already work for Apple, LinkedIn, a firm of 3D printers or the Chinese Navy this article is not for you. Good luck ruling the world of the future. If you do. As for the rest of us….. I’m 43 years of age. Ten years ago economists were predicting I would live through an […]

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SLOW, SOFT, COMFORTABLE FAILURE: ARE YOU GUILTY...

Posted On 5th December 2013

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 […]

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ARE YOU COVERED? FREE WEBINAR: ANSWERING THE...

Posted On 21st October 2013

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 […]

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WHY JOB HUNTERS DON’T HAVE A PRIVATE LIFE...

Posted On 12th September 2013

Does anyone really have a private life anymore? Of course they do but if you are a fervent user of social media, unless you have paid heed to the broad range of advice that sits on the internet about what you should and should not post to your social media sites, it is very likely […]

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