Managing your time

So many of us don’t make good use of our time. I’ve been talking with the monther of one of my young clients. He is not getting on too well with his studies as it is too easy to get distracted by myspace/ face party etc. I’ve suggested his day is divided up into 50 … Continued

April newsletter is now available

April 2007 Welcome to the April  edition of Love your Job and a special welcome to the 27 new subscribers. I hope you have found the ten part series: how to get a job you’ll love useful, and would be really pleased if you asked others to subscribe so they can access it too! March … Continued

Cna yuo raed tihs?

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid, too.  Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe tuo fo 100 anc.i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.   The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the … Continued

Do you really want to make it as an entrepreneur?

I attended a conference last year. one of the speakers was Gerard O’Donovan who gave a talk on The Seven Qualities of all Super Achievers. I’ve just come across my notes and thoguht they may interest you. 1: Hard work – winners work hard in an area of opportunity and growth 2. Courage – they … Continued

The House of 1000 Mirrors

Sometimes I come across small stories which are full of meaning. Why not have a read of this one and then give it some thought.   Long ago in a small, far away village, there was a place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided … Continued

Video and Audio Resumes

I’ve been reading that in America some technologically focused job searchers are using video resumes. to do this well would be very costly and I can imagine some people could put far too much energy into a film that could be seen as a gimick and unwanted by most HR professionals.  However, an audio CV … Continued

You need to keep going to get that job!

A client was in touch with me, sounding disappointed that his career search seems to have fallen at the first hurdle. To find out how to get into his chosen field he needed to go and talk to people to find out alternative strategies. We developed a letter, which he sent out to 4 people … Continued

Time for a data diet

We get swamped with data – from newspapers, to radio programmes to magazines. Apparently we are hit by about 1600 marketing messages each week. An article on the Times, Saturday April 3rd gives the following tips for data dieting work out what sources of information work for you and ditch the rest. most of them … Continued

Feedback from career clients

I always like to receive feedback from clients, just yesterday I received: “I thought last night was really helpful” From Andy who came to my Open University seminar last night on “What next after your MBA” Sunil said: ‘Unfailingly helpful and polite – and always responding to my numerous queries extremely promptly. Highly recommended’    “Thank you for the … Continued

A positive frame of mind can decrease productivity

  A recent study (2007) has found that happy thoughts can stimulate creativity, but for mundane work such as plowing through databases, being cranky or sad can work better.  Stress, anxiety and a bad mood can focus our attention only on what is directly in front of us.  High levels of well being can broaden … Continued