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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.

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

California Dreaming…. – Career Revival on the West Coast USA & San Fransisco

Scott McKenzie sang: "If you're going to San Francisco Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair If you're going to San Francisco You're gonna meet some gentle people there For those who come to San Francisco Summertime will be a love-in there In the streets of San Francisco Gentle people with flowers in their hair."   If you're [...]

5 Smart Things to Do for Your Career This Spring

5 Smart Things to Do for Your Executive Career This Spring March is the beginning of the spring-cleaning season. It can also have relevance to your executive career. Could you use a little 'spring forward' when it comes to your professional life? Reset your Schedule There's not enough time in a day to do everything. Prioritize within your list of [...]

How Does Career Coaching Work? Executive Interview Questions

In case you are still confused whether to hire or not to hire a career coach for yourself, it is time that you look at the options on how career coaching actually works. As per reputed career coaches, the concept of executive career coaching involves brainstorming conversations and future focussed discussions. Why is Career Coaching Required? Many candidates stay clueless [...]

Mince Pies and Chill or Changing Gears? – Give your Career a Boost over Christmas

Ah, the festive season is here. The streets look glamorous. Hot chocolate with marshmallows are on tap. Everyone finally looks happy (mostly!). What will be on your agenda during the Christmas Break? Relaxing, relaxing, relaxing, going to parties, wrapping and unwrapping presents, or a focus on your job-hunting prospects? The time to put things in motion is now. Champions don't [...]

The Future Belongs to the Brave – Are you Looking for a New Career at 50?

"If you don’t feel it, flee from it. Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated".  Paul F. Davis When is it too late? Never. It's never too late to do what you really want to do, to live a passionate life and be fulfilled in your career, especially at 50. Sometimes you cling to safety, to the familiar, while life [...]

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Fake News – You can’t change your career at 40

Do you remember the excitement of turning a page of your favourite book? The anticipation of what might happen, holding your breath and being thrilled about the story... Your life is like a book and sometimes it's worth turning a page to progress your story instead of reading the same page over and over again. To make a career change [...]

Corporate Outplacement – Because People Matter

Today’s business environment is riddled with changes: mergers, acquisitions, downsizing, relocation, retirement, and ever-changing market pressures. Most work force changes are largely a result of these changes and this is why corporate outplacement is needed to be involved. Redundancy situations can be stressful, traumatic and often unpleasant for both employer and employee. Outplacement services allow these changes to be made [...]

Top 4 Benefits of Career Coaching that you need to know

If you are seeking an extra edge in your career, executive career coaching is worth considering. It’s smart to learn about the short cuts and secret doors to career success from people who have the knowledge, expertise and experience. Why would you spend weeks trying to find the solution that a Career Coach can give you? A formal definition of [...]

7 Ways to Rekindle your Passion for Work

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset you can possess, for it can take you further than money, power or influence. Dada Vaswani You’re staring through the window, then mindlessly at the computer screen, then at the clock. You feel empty inside and rather bored. Something is painfully missing and that thing is called enthusiasm. Enthusiasm comes from passion for what you [...]

Career Change – live your professional life to the full

Dr Spencer Johnson wrote a wonderful book on how to find happiness called: Who moved my cheese.  It’s a great little read for those who are at the career crossroads. The story is about four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a representation of what you want [...]

Be Strategic and Instinctive in your Job Search

‘’If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough’’- Mario Andretti. There’s another kind of ‘fast’. It’s your intuition. It’s scary to let go and trust it but what if this is the key to happiness and success in the business world? We all know over thinking and fear, but only a few know how to trust the quiet [...]

What iѕ Executive Career Coaching?

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What Mr Killa taught me about job search resilience

In terms of executive career advice, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write about what a singer could teach me about this or job search skills, so much do I abhor X-Factor et al, but as often happens when you open up to new experiences and new ways of seeing things, changes happen. March & April this year (2016) was an [...]

How to manage a career change

It’s a familiar feeling… Monday morning… One day, one day I’ll make a career change for the better. For most of course, that day never comes unless you look for some executive career advice. It has been a historic challenge for many people to know how to change their career. Most career coaching clients that we work with are looking [...]

Executive career coaching case study: Head of Systems for USA-based retailer

This is a career coaching case study from one of our recent CIO/CTO level clients, a high level I.T. practitioner based in the USA. We asked a few questions about his experiences of working with us, and his answers follow: My experience of working with Executive Connexions was that I primarily achieved having a “road map”, in order to connect [...]

How to ensure a smooth outplacement process

How do HR Directors and Consultants facilitate a smooth exit for staff affected by redundancy, in terms of outplacement career coaching? Outplacement; Defined as the provision of assistance to redundant employees in finding new employment, either as a benefit provided by the employer directly, or through a specialist service. To the subject of outplacement, I’d like to hopefully offer something [...]

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