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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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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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‘First Impressions’ Should we rely on them?

‘First impressions are everything.’ ‘I can tell after two minutes whether the candidate is right for the role.’ These views, I am afraid, are not the observations of experienced interviewers and mean that the interviewer is judging from a narrow … Continue reading

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Gap year. Can I have one every year please?

How to have a GAP YEAR every year I don’t think the idea of having a gap year for one or even every year is going to be a sudden revelation, a sudden out-of-body moment, but rather something you have … Continue reading

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What is an entrepreneur? I would define an entrepreneur as someone who manages a business or enterprise and who takes part or whole personal financial liability for its success or failure. I believe that the personal financial risk is the … Continue reading

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CV-Two Pages or Longer?

      The ‘two pages’ opinion also indicates a misunderstanding of the focus of the CV. If I were a Managing Director, I don’t think the selection panel would be over impressed with my two-page crammer. Clearly, the number … Continue reading

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Personalities Underground

  There are some people at my workplace whom I have never seen without them talking on the phone or staring at a mobile screen. It will be interesting to see the transformation on the London Underground when they wire … Continue reading

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Interviews the 10 most common myths and tips

1)      Myth:  make sure you establish a good rapport with the interviewers Tip:  the interviewer’s focus is on whether you can do the job rather than whether you are going to be their new friend.  2)     Myth:  Interviews are like … Continue reading

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