About Steve Nicholls

Managing Director at Executive Connexions. A career development coach with 20 years of career coaching experience, Steve specialises in helping talented senior executives and managers to achieve their full potential and forge meaningful careers. Author of 'Reverse Headhunting' (http://bit.ly/ReverseheadHunting)

Our Executive Career Advice includes support around landing your next role faster through solid career advice, achieving more interviews with CV advice, helping build your personal brand, learning about the hidden jobs market & finding the executive headhunters and thought leadership to ensure that opportunities come to you.

Our career advice & guidance insights will advise you on various elements of the executive job search world, all designed to help you land your next role faster. It's important to take the right paths when carrying out your job hunt, career change or executive coaching (whether you are focusing on individual executive career coaching or professional outplacement), and therefore our career advice blog is a vital tool to your success.

Welcome to the Blog - Career Tips to Accelerate Your Career Success

What To Do When You Want To Change Your Career

A lot of people in the world today do not remain in a single job until they reach the age of retirement. That was always true to a degree, but it seems that change is more a feature of ones career nowadays. Some people happen to change their occupation a couple of times and there is a very high possibility [...]

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What Career Can A Teacher Change To?

There is no doubt that teachers are at the very core of our society. Almost everyone who grows to be a great individual to his community and to the world at large has to go through the process of being taught by a teacher. However, for some teachers, sitting in the classroom and teaching may just not cut it anymore. [...]

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How To Find A Good Career Coach

Congratulations! You have decided that you would like to fast-track finding your next ‘it’ job by teaming up with a career coach. You are half way there. Now it’s all about finding a good one, but where is this mysterious creature hiding? How do you find a good career coach? Maybe it’s like the Loch Ness Monster… everyone has heard [...]

When is It Too Late To Change Careers?

After many years of working on a career path, it may seem stressful and overwhelming to reconsider a career choice. But the question is, is it too late to change careers? No! It is never too late to change your career. Changing career at your age is not an unwise thing to do. Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s [...]

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How To Change Careers At 30

As you clock 30, you might be a little apprehensive about the thought of a career change. A feeling that comes with you thinking about the time you have invested in your present career. However, if you do not find your present career fulfilling due to the fact that you chose the career when you were naive and weren't sure [...]

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What is outplacement support?

Outplacement is support provided by an outplacement service company, supporting individuals who have been made redundant from their business, whether it is voluntarily or involuntarily. Outplacement support helps employees transition to new jobs with the support of experienced career coaches. Today’s business environment is ridden with often sudden changes: mergers, acquisitions, relocations, consolidations, downsizing, and constantly-changing market pressures. Unfortunately, at some point every [...]

How To Change Careers at 35

If you are facing changing careers at 35, you might be intimidated, but there are steps to an easy transition. Most people wonder how to change career at 35 at first, but when put into the right direction, you will be armed to find the dream career. Prepare Your CV The first step is to prepare your CV. Even though [...]

Should I get a Career Coach?

If only there were 60 hours in a day… everything would get done and there would plenty of time for unwinding. Sadly, it’s not quite like that. We have a limited amount of time at our disposal and a huge to-do list. This is where you will ask yourself, "Should I get a career coach?" What number on the list [...]

How To Change Your Career At 50

How to change your career > How to Change Your Career at 50: Use Career Change Service Providers Most of us start off on the wrong job. Many of us change our course when the time comes, a few of us learn a new job. And, a good chunk of people keeps working on a job they do not like [...]

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How To Change Careers At 40

How to change careers at 40? Here is how you can make it happen… How to change careers > How to change careers at 40 Have you reached your 40’s? Are you planning for a change in career? Then do not worry about thinking about how do I change my career at 40 or hesitate to plan your second career. You [...]

Time Goes by So Slowly… in a Job that Drains You

Could it be time for a career change? What's happening? It doesn't feel good. Where am I? Why do I have to do these things? It's a nightmare. Let me out! Should I change careers? Unfortunately, it's not a bad dream from which you wake up when the alarm clock rings it's your harsh reality that hits you every day. [...]

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How To Change Careers

Have you been working in the same area of business for many years and you are ready for a change? Many people assume that because they have spent most of their adult life working in one area of business that they have to stay in it, even if they are miserable. The fact of the matter is that if you [...]

No Holding Back! – Long Distance Job Search

Sometimes the perfect executive level job for you just doesn’t seem to exist in your area. Do you desire to move to a new city (or country) and have a fresh start? If so, it is likely that you will need to search for a job in your future location. Searching for a new job can be difficult in itself; [...]

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Hidden Benefits of Career Coaching

What Are The Benefits Of Career Coaching? A career coach can be a wonderful asset for any executive at a career crossroads. Whether you're unsure which path to take, you're hoping to find a new passion, or you're ready to move to the next level, getting an outside perspective from a professional can be extremely helpful. Career coaches can guide [...]

The Science of Influence: Do you have Executive Presence?

“It is executive presence — and no man or woman attains a top job, lands an extraordinary deal, or develops a significant following without this heady combination of confidence, poise, and authenticity that convinces the rest of us we’re in the presence of someone who’s the real deal. It’s an amalgam of qualities that telegraphs that you are in charge [...]

Does Hiring Really Slow Down in the Summer?

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald   The heat-wave finally hit us and it's here to stay (well, for a while anyway...)! We day dream in an office [...]

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Tell Your Story to land your next Executive Job

Our specialist voice coach Matthew Clarke gives you some great tips to consider when aiming to land your next executive role. Human communication is a very complex science which has been written about by some of the most learned minds on the planet. I am not going to even attempt to better anything that you could read from them. What [...]

No IFS, ANDS or BUTS- Take control of your Executive Career

“Warriors take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.” – ancient Samurai saying It's not in vogue anymore to do a job that doesn't satisfy you only because it pays well. The new trend is to do what you love and be handsomely paid for it. If you are stuck in a [...]

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Career U-Turn? A Career Coach Can Help You Through It

Are you stuck in a rut that you can’t seem to shake and are considering a career change? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or find work you feel passionate about? Jobs are not just jobs but areas of personal development and purpose. But the path isn't always clear. At times it's a rocky mountain path with limited visibility because [...]

How to Navigate Outplacement

Outplacement used to be a service offered by employers to smooth the exit of key employees from the business. But now many organisations are using it in a more strategic way to ensure they develop the right talent and that employees emerge stronger from major changes. Outplacement Services are simply career coaching services funded by the employer to assist ex-employees in [...]

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