Good morning,

Something I like to do on a Saturday is to look back at the week just gone and think about everything I’ve done, both work and personal. It’s so easy to think of a day, or a week and to feel you have achieved nothing. Especially when you have been working to a large goal. It can often help to think of a goal as a series of smaller stages, and to take a moment to feel good as you reach that point.

I’m working on a bespoke CV for a client, and there are lots of stages

  • Review his current CV and LinkedIn profile
  • Gather more information through talking with him
  • Review my notes and create a first draft
  • Identify questions and wait for the reply
  • Create a second draft, paying attention to key words
  • Seek feedback
  • Possible a further look before completion.

As I complete each stage I can feel I’m on the way, and a sense of satisfaction.

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Mini Challenge

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Look back over the week and make a note of what you have done, how far you have come on bigger projects and some key plans for the coming week.

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For me, this past week, alongside my client work I have also

  • Learnt how to use Mail Chimp so I can link a subscriber list to my online school.
  • Followed up with everyone who bought the How to use LinkedIn to Manage your Career course.
  • Wrote 2 articles awaiting publication.
  • Started a 5-week online training course on creating a Signature Programme.
  • Spoke with my web designer about the changes we are making to the website, and started revising pages (another task I need to break down, page by page).
  • Started to learn ‘Slow Bal’, another 40s dance, alongside 2 other dance classes (6 hours of classes this week, no wonder I’m finding it hard to fit in going to the gym!)

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Career Discovery – my signature programme

 

Not everyone can afford to work 121 with me. Many like to feel part of a group, so I’m working on creating a programme which includes weekly group sessions with online video course materials and options to add on a 121 session.

I’ve great plans for this but it’s likely to take 3 months to create. No launch date yet, but if you would like to be kept informed please use this link to sign up

https://www.amazingpeople.co.uk/CD

 

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The Power of Story Telling

 

When I create LinkedIn profiles I now write the summary section as a story. We all like stories, and we remember stories. They impact into our left and right sides of our brain.

I think everyone must be happy that Leicester City won the premiership and there was a wonderful story – The Fox and the Ghost King, from Author Morpurgo on the Today Programme which can also be accessed from this link – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03sphn1

Do listen and I’m sure you will be as engrossed as me.

If this spurs you to re-think your LinkedIn profile and you want some guidance have a look at this http://bit.ly/1QPQvdf

 

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How’s your love for your job?

I want you to love your job and be happy in your life. If your Sundays are full of dread for the week ahead or you realise you have been chasing the money or someone else’s dream, it’s time for us to talk. Feel free to get in touch to schedule your complimentary 15-minute discussion so we can see if I can help.

And if you know what you want to do but you aren’t getting shortlisted then I can help with CV reviews, LinkedIn makeovers, Interview coaching and more.

Wishing you a lovely weekend, and I’ll talk again soon

Denise x

Published On: May 7th, 2016 / Categories: Newsletter /

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