Thanks for visiting my site. I'm using this page to say thank you to people who have found out about me via articles published. You can use any of the links above to visit pages. depending on what you need. You can find out more about me via this page – http://www.amazingpeople.co.uk/about-us/ But if you … Continued

Not getting shortlisted?

Not getting shortlisted, what’s going wrong? Had an enquiry yesterday from Ben. He can’t understand why he is not getting shortlisted despite excellent qualifications. I replied to him with Thanks for getting in touch. Many people are good at what they do but are not taking the best approach to job hunting. Having qualifications is … Continued

Unemployed but saying no to a job offer, why?

I was reading on an American web site that 92% of unemployed workers who have been offered a job have turned it down. Some people may wonder why, but it’s almost always down to low pay. Unemployment benefit may be low, and many aren’t entitled to anything, but if you have been earning £40k would … Continued

Newsletter 26 November

I send out a regular newsletter, all start with an opening section, which can be personal, so I don’t always include this section on my blog. But the content is worth sharing, so read on … Why you need to back up your LinkedIn profile I wanted to let you know of substantial changes happening … Continued

Making a Career Change – the Career Pivot

This article is about making a career pivot, the most challenging career change. Clearly, the easiest job to get is one that is similar to the one you currently do. But most people are looking for something different. Do you want to change your job or change your career? It's much easier to get a … Continued

Labour Market Information (LMI)

Before making a career choice you will want to do research and to understand more about your options. As you create your short list of jobs you will have checked out qualifications and skills needed. Now focus more on a clear understanding of industry trends. This is where Labour Market Information (LMI) comes in. It's … Continued

Career Coaching Newsletter: 5 November

Good morning, I hope all is well with you.   Last week was busy. I took 2 days away for my husbands’ birthday treat. We went to Lincolnshire so he could do a taxy ride in a Lancaster Bomber. There are only 3 left – one is in Canada, one at the Battle of Britain … Continued

Understanding your strengths

I’ve always been interested in understanding strengths, both mine and with my clients, one reason I’m a psychologist. Psychometrics can clearly be helpful, in particular using the Highlands Ability Battery to understand natural ability and talent, and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and other personality assessments to understand personality. But we can also identify strengths … Continued

Fascination Advantage

I'm very interested in what makes us different, how we stand out. We need to play to our strengths and own our differences. For me, the best way to idenitfiy this is through taking The Fascination Advantage. This is short, just 28 questions taking about 5 minutes. The assessment will help you to understand: How … Continued

Newsletter – How happy are you in your life?

Good morning and I hope life is good for you. Last week we had to say farewell to my Father-in-law, Jim. He was 91 and in poor health. But that’s just the end. He’d lived a full and happy life and had lots of interesting experiences. It’s a good reminder that we only have one … Continued

The Difficult Boss

“I’ve got a difficult boss” is something I hear quite regularly and I follow up by asking the person to tell me more.  We are different and your difficult boss could be perfect for someone else. Let’s look at some different situations: 1. Does your boss have a point? Is there some grounds to the … Continued