Being Self-employed

If you are self employed or freelance you must understand marketing I complete a lot of Future Learn courses, but mainly I skim read through them. Digital Marketing – how to learn more One caught my eye – Digital Skills: Digital Marketing , I thought it helpful as I’m self employed.  I’ve worked through the 2 … Continued

Working Styles

We spend more time with the people we work with then with our partner at home. In both cases we can get frustrated. This is down to many reasons, often because of different personalities and working styles. We take a long time developing a relationship with a loved one. From a first date over coffee, … Continued

Minimise Phone Usage

I recognise I spend too much time looking at my phone. Watching TV, queuing in a shop, I can’t resist taking a peak.  I need to minimise phone usage.   I can go through emails fast, but once I get on Facebook … I’m caught with articles and links and before I know it 20 minutes … Continued

Parent Resources

I have a sub list aimed at parents and occasionally send out useful resources for them. My latest one included links to interesting resources Parental Influence: the key role played by parents in their children’s decisions about routes and pathways post-18 (36 page research paper as a PDF). Access here Your daughter’s future, a careers … Continued

How can a career coach help

Career Coach Help We want to be happy in our work, too many people aren’t and want to know if there is something better; they want to know how can a career coach help.     Whilst many people want to understand themselves more and are prepared for the process to take time I also … Continued

Learning more about blockchain

  Bitcoin is now fairly well known, a means of making financial transactions. Bitcoin is based on Block chain and I’ve been researching to understand more; these videos are helpful: How does a blockchain work, simply explained Blockchain and the middleman Blockchain Expert Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty  (I’ve set this to … Continued

Artificial Intelligence – how it is used in Recruitment

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used in all aspects of our online lives. You may not be happy with technology and prefer the personal approach. You can still do this – you make contact with people and arrange to meet them but recognise that much of the recruitment process is now being automated. Let me look … Continued

Technology and the recruitment process

I encourage clients to have an effective LinkedIn profile, but I also ensure they have an effective CV/Resume. Despite LinkedIn claiming that an offer is made every 10 seconds, this is not based on your profile as almost all jobs advertised ask you to upload your CV for the ATS (Applicant Tracking Software). ATS software … Continued

Improve your interview skills by recording your answers

How to improve your interview skills   Interview coaching to learn interview skills by recording your answer scan help you get the job. Getting one to one specific guidance will help you to prepare, answer questions more effectively and build confidence. You can help yourself improve your interview skills: Identify possible interview questions. Look at … Continued

Returning to work after a career break

Returning to work after a career break can be planned – taking time out to look after children, or can creep up on us. Perhaps following redundancy you took some time out and the weeks have turned into months and you have not really considered working for a while, or you took time out to … Continued