Personality Don’t rush – take your time

Recently back from a holiday and I got thinking about people’s approach to travel to the airport. I allow masses of time. I want to get through passport control and take time to relax.  I usually book an airport lounge so I can have a couple of drinks and some food. Things normally work well, … Continued

Teenage Job Search Tips

This article is focused on Teenage Job Search; not everyone teenager wants to go to university. It can be hard to get a job without work experience, and this article on Teenage Job Search will help. It’s written for your teenager to read and action. Build evidence of your employability while studying. As a school student … Continued

Should you send a thank you letter?

I encourage my clients to send a thank you message shortly after the interview. In the past you could post a letter but in a time critical situation you want to get it sent by email. Prep in advance and there is likely to just be one section to add in. Of course, you will … Continued

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