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Is a Lack of Charisma Holding You Back?

By Hal Lancaster Frustrated executives are continually asking me why – despite their blue-chip resumes and track records – they are bypassed for the jobs and promotions they covet. In many cases, I fear, the answer has to do with a shortage of personal charisma. The higher up the corporate ladder you go, the tougher … Continued

The importance of common sense

Book Smart v Street Smart – could a lack of common sense be holding you back in life? Common sense is a form of practical decision-making and the ability to imagine the consequences of something you do. It stops us making irrational mistakes and makes it easier to make choices on what to do.  We … Continued

Higher and degree apprenticeships

University is not the only answer. There is increasing realisation that a university education is not going to be right for each person but as parents we can be unsure of the apprenticeship options. To help my clients I've drawn together some helpful resources, A good place to start is with the Higher and degree … Continued

Undercover Job Search – 7 essential tips

Undercover Job Search. Looking for a new job when you are employed can make you feel like an undercover agent, needing to cover your tracks. Le'ts look at 7 tips. I've written these as 3 of my recent clients are unhappy at work and are looking for a new job, they all need some Undercover … Continued

LinkedIn Tip – #ONO

Have you come across this hashtag on LinkedIn? Me neither, but LinkedIn Influencers are talking about it as a way of signifying Open to New Opportunities with minimal loss of your precious 120 characters in your headline. And did you know that only 32 of these show up in an initial search unless people click … Continued

Weight Loss Diary – Part 1

I’m annoyed with myself, I’ve come back from holiday and I’ve put on 8 pounds. I know people often put on half a stone after a holiday and I was away for a month, so in that sense it’s not too bad. But I’m annoyed that I hadn’t lost weight before I went away. I … Continued

Teenager Job Hunting Tips for getting your first job

This article is focused on Teenager Job Hunting; not everyone wants to go to University and you may have a younger relative who plans to leave education at 18. It can be hard to get a job without work experience, and this article on Teenager Job Hunting will help. I'm sharing this now, in January, … Continued

Using MOOCs for professional development

MOOC stands for Massive, Open, Online Courses (Moocs) Massive because millions sign up for these, world-wide Open because most are free, and you don’t have to have specific qualifications to sign up (although sometimes a particular background is recommended). Online and available on the web via your phone as well as on your computer Course … Continued

Do we still need business cards?

I met up with Fiona and Caroline recently, and towards the end they handed over business cards.  I didn’t have any on me and it made me think – should I still have them? I’ve had so many different styles of business cards in the past, and learnt to have text on both sides. More … Continued

Start today – Stop waiting and take action today

I was about to watch a Clean Bandit video – Symphony, on YouTube and for once watched the ad. It was for Barclaycard, so the aim was to get people to sign up for a credit card. I stayed watching as the ad was set up as an experiment, and I could see the purpose. … Continued