Category Archives: Application forms
USE A KNIFE: LESSONS FOR MANAGERS FROM THE WAR IN...
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 […]
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 […]
A FORGOTTEN GENERATION
As youth unemployment in the UK has topped the 1 million mark, much of the media focus has been on our “lost generation”, the young people whose prospects and confidence will be compromised by a phase of joblessness in early life. What is less well documented is what’s happening at the other end of the […]
Yesterday evening, my talent-show loving flatmate introduced me to the latest get-famous-quick phenomenon that is sweeping our screens: BBC1’s The Voice. For the uninitiated, from what I can gather, the judges cannot see the person who is singing so that they judge the person on their singing talent and potential alone, not what they look […]