Tell Me about your Weaknesses – Interview answer

Tell Me about your Weaknesses Just because an interviewer asks you to ‘tell me about your weaknesses”, you don’t have to open up as if it’s a therapy session! In answer to – Tell Me about your Weaknesses, don’t tell the recruiter that you are shy and find it hard to strike up conversations with … Continued

21st Century Careers Advice

It’s important for me to keep up to date with changes in the workplace. I can’t help clients make career decisions or offer 21st Century Careers Advice without taking account of the broader context.   Back when I was an Assistant Director with Royal Mail, we did ‘due diligence’ we considered scenarios, we were cognisant of … Continued

Planning tools

I was sent a Great Minds Go Far Planner to review. It is based on the Go Far Method to keep us organised, especially around our personal goals.   The beautiful black box – very stylish contains Go Far Weekly Planner Goal Setting Guide Notebook Just like a 1980s planner you can add and remove … Continued

Is it the end of the 9-5 working day?

I was on BBC Radio Berkshire at 10.05 today talking with Bill Buckley. You can listen to it here – it’s a low quality one, unable to upload high quality as it exceeded my limits   It was linked to an article: Is it the end of the 9-5 working day? and based on a … Continued

Personal Branding – the brand called you

Lots of people claim expertise around personal branding. I’m one of the few people in the UK to have studied with William Arruda and to qualify as both a REACH personal branding strategist and social media analyst. I re-certify each year to keep my skills up to date. More of my clients are seeking my … Continued

Will we all be part of the gig economy?

The gig economy should be fantastic, we are independent knowledge workers, travelling with our laptop and having a flexible life combining travel and work as we sit in hipster coffee shops. But that’s not the reality for most. It’s more about zero-hour contracts and working on the edge. Earning just enough, but not enough. It’s … Continued

August Newsletter

Early August. Summer time and the weather is still hot. What I like about the heat is that we tend to slow down, which gives us more time to think and reflect. This can be the perfect time to think about where you are going in your life/career and see if you can make changes … Continued

Careers Advice for Teenagers is essential

Think about how much it costs to raise a child? How much will it potentially cost for your teenager to go to university? A career coach experienced at working with young people will ensure that any choices are well thought through and increase your son/daughters confidence level. I help young people through career coaching either … Continued

I used to be obsessive

Back when the Lord Of The Rings films were out, I saw The Two Towers over 10 times, think it was 13, and bought every bit of memorabilia I could find on eBay. But that was then. Now … I’ve got more interests and I don’t want to just have one focus. I have friends … Continued