Category Archives: Career Advice

Leaders must now focus on the small picture

Today’s commercial environment is dominated by technology. The ‘big picture’ priority  is out and the detail is in. Marketing has changed its focus from people centric one-to-one interaction to concentrating on analysis as the dominant underwriter for business planning. SEO … Continue reading

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Great communicator or a great “gasbag”

We often hear friends describe someone we know as a great conversationalist and very often what they are really describing is someone whom we do our best to avoid. “Did you enjoy the party?” “No, I got lumbered with …. … Continue reading

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It won’t get out of bed!

I am ashamed to publicly admit it but my darling offspring seems to have established a permanent relationship with a duvet.  Most normal people gauge their life between a time to go to bed and a very definitive or an approximate … Continue reading

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No Need to Apologize for Changing Jobs

If life is in stages where am I now? The question is suppositional and from my coaching experience I realise that the working life is in stages. But most often the transition is so gradual and exponential that we don’t … Continue reading

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Contract versus Permanent? Which is better?

The shorttermism endemic in today’s working environment has a direct influence on the nature of employment contracts. The dominance of technology has created a modus operandi where workflows are more frequently being encased in projects. This means that tasks become … Continue reading

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Winning on Interviews

This is an exciting subject to write about. The point of an interview is to get the job. A really good performance on interview will result in a job offer. Your whole life changes. You text friends, leave messages and … Continue reading

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Today’s ‘rock and roll’ workplace

  The present working environment, whether it is a commercially-focused corporation or a not-for-profit organisation, is demanding and has a short-term cycle. It will be influenced by the short-term trading culture that is so prevalent in today’s market. Influencers such as global … Continue reading

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Redundancy and How to Survive It

The reality is that many more employees will experience redundancy at some stage in their working career in the current fluid job market. It does not have to be a monumental global catastrophe such as the credit crunch. It can … Continue reading

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Managing Change in today’s technology led environment

The rate of change in the modern commercial environment means we may cross a number of career boundaries during our working life. We need to be able to adapt to this rate of change and adjust to different work situations. … Continue reading

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Should I establish a rapport with the interviewer?

And the answer seems obvious. Yes of course you should do your best to establish a good rapport. If you are working all day with someone it is important that you get on well together.  One of my favourite clients, … Continue reading

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