Career Coaching

People are always talking about creative ways to get hired. But what about creative ways to resign? Should you think outside the box on the way out too?

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Sometimes, something is so right, you just know. That was how I felt when I first joined LinkedIn. I knew I’d found my route to career success. Now let me show you how you can make it yours too.

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You might think that to get that promotion you need your boss to do something. What about if it is all in your power and it is you that needs to take the next step? Are you ready – yes! Are you able – of course! Are you willing?

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You have unlimited potential. But how do you get from here… to where you want to be? Time to talk through some options?

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Job search is hard. There are no two ways about it. Getting an interview, from an emailed CV, is harder than ever. Creative job seekers try new approaches. Here’s Sean’s story.

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Getting that interview might be the hardest thing you’ve tried to do for ages. Being seen favourably by the hiring manager is key to being selected. So it’s crucial you don’t make a silly mistake… like this.

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Skill-sets are like people. They are diverse. They are amazing. They are unique. Einstein said: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” If you are unsure of your value to the working world it might be more to do with rigid job specs than your true talents.

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Getting that new job involves printing your CV on ‘good’ paper, polishing your shoes, getting your suit dry-cleaned, having your hair cut… but do you also need to create a Facebook profile?

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Talking with my sister at the weekend, the subject turned to new jobs. Specifically why is it SO hard to get one! Why can’t you just talk to someone, tell them you want a job, have an interview, get the job offer. There is a way…

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Every vacancy has a list of must have skills you need to meet to be in the running. But what if you have too many? Can you be too good for the job? Is there any such thing as over-qualified?

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Vacancies are easy to find. The right vacancies are another story. Who do you want to work for? How do you know they are a good employer? Will you really want to work for them after the glow of getting that job has worn off?

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When you’re looking for a job it is easy to make it all about you. The problem being the company have made it all about them. To get their attention you need to make it about them too.

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When it comes to changing jobs, desire is great. But that’s not what hiring managers look for. They don’t search for the person who wants to change jobs the most! To be a successful job seeker you need to start your search somewhere else…

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Working for any employer for a length of time brings added benefits; additional holiday entitlement, better severance options… but do we want a job for life, or do we like moving around?

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What is the best thing about changing jobs? Is it the idea of a new challenge? Bigger salary? A chance to start over? Or, is it the incredible feeling during those last few weeks in your ‘old’ job while you work your resignation?

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You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone! That is true of many things… including great connections who can help you get that job. At some point you knew someone who knew someone who could open that door for you. Did you keep in touch? Who you know, makes more impact than what you know pre-interview.

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CVs are funny things. Most people have one. Very few people understand exactly what they need to contain. Kal Malik gives us his 6 tips to boost your CV and get that interview!

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Sometimes you expect to wait; babies are late being born, brides arrive late to the altar, that special letter you’ve been expecting doesn’t arrive through post the day you thought it would. All of these are things we’ve come to accept and expect. But being late for an interview. No, we don’t like that.

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Getting an interview can be the most exciting thing that’s happened this month. Acing it is another story! Nerves, bad preparation and fumbled answers will put you back to square one; making new job applications. If you only prepare one answer for your interviewer’s questions, make it this one.

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Freedom of (Tweet) Speech   For those that are still to try Twitter, it is a Social Media site that allows you to post your thoughts in 140 characters or less.   Loved by the media many stars and celebrities ‘tweet’ their lives.   How can a tweet get you fired?   What damage can […]

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  Getting a job is easy when you already have one!   That might well be true. But not because employers prefer employed people per se   The real reason is employed people interview better   Here are 5 reasons why:   (1) CONFIDENCE   When you have a job, you feel confident. Confident that […]

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