Stepping outside your comfort zone

Something I’d considered in the past was a comedy improv course.  Remember the TV programme, Whose Line Is It Anyway? There isn’t a script and you need to respond quickly to what other people say. I like to learn new things, being open to new experiences is part of who I am – I see … Continued

LinkedIn profile makeovers

I love to write, I love to capture the personality and voice of my clients. Creating LinkedIn profiles is one way I help clients. I’ve done extensive training and keep up to date via continual training and having to recertify each year. Recently I thought that a static page was not enough. So yesterday I … Continued

Replying to job ads – key advice

Replying to job ads – generally, there are 2 ways that people reply to job ads. Mainly they will pull out highlights from their background and send a generic cover letter to all job applications. The other way when replying to job ads is to take a diligent approach to showing how well you match … Continued

Be happy with your life

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Seth Godin This resonates with me. Now single, I look back on the last 10 years, where holidays had crept up to 2-3 months a year. The planning and experience helped me to deal … Continued

Don’t repress your feelings

One of my colleagues, Rob Frazer, has moved from working with adults to working in the NHS as a child psychotherapist. One of his favourite Freud quotes he tells his adult clients is ‘Unexpressed emotions never die – they are buried alive and come forth later in uglier ways’. He needed to find a way … Continued

Micro Internships for Changing jobs

You want to change jobs. You want to do something different, but your CV lacks experience. How will you get shortlisted? When one of my clients wants to make a career move, they firstly do as much research as they can online. They find out all that is available via the internet and they schedule … Continued

Application Tracking Systems

Application Tracking Systems (ATS) have been used for years, and I wrote about this in 2013, see the article here and revised below. What most people don’t know is that now there are many different systems – 200+ and that how they work has changed, originally they were designed to read documents like a scanner, … Continued

It’s ok to say no

I love to say yes – I love to have options. Often, I have 5 potential things to do on a Saturday night, and I choose one (well, sometimes manage to combine 3!). I love this, love live music and seeing friends. But should I say no more. Should I embrace the quiet time of … Continued

6 Human Needs – Why you are the way you are

By Denise Taylor Why you are the way you are Human Needs, an understanding of these are as important as our values. Many years ago, I went to Unleash the Power Within, with Anthony Robbins and later did Mastery University. He writes powerful personal development books and there are some good articles on his company website. … Continued