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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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pomodoro, white noise and building forests – “new” ways of working effectively

There’s only one thing in the entire the entire Universe that has the ultimate value. It’s Time. A lot was said about Time. They say spend it wisely, don’t waste it. Time can limit us (timescales). It can stress us (deadlines). It can make us happy (free time). It can become our best ally if we learn the art of [...]

Skype Job Interview Etiquette

Hiring Managers are becoming more are more technology savvy. Skype interviews can really be the best of both worlds — you still get face-to-face time with an employer while cutting travel out of the equation. It saves time and money and with global hiring also becoming more commonplace, it’s worth understanding how best to maximise your chances if you’re invited [...]

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 [...]

Research vs Action in your executive job search

We live in a world where an infinite amount of information on any given subject is freely available. Whatever it is we want to know ‘ask Google’ or Windows 10’s new Cortana feature will guide us to page after page of data. But how do we use this data? How do we discriminate between good advice and advice influenced by [...]

Headhunter Insights with Sam Harrison: Working with headhunters

Sam Harrison, an Executive Headhunter, provides a glimpse of life as a headhunter. In this article, he touches on the rewards and challenges of his chosen career. Sam also talks about one of the most difficult aspects of working with a headhunter to land a new job role, highlighting how best you, as a senior level candidate, can develop an effective working relationship with [...]

‘Kick off your shoes’ for job interview success: How Emma’s adaptability won her the job

This is a story about a senior level candidate who, in a standout move, kicked off her heels during the selection process for the job of her dreams and actually landed the role. Here’s how her bold choice got her the job... When I met Emma, she had been in her job for almost 10 years. She knew she wanted to [...]

How to prevent attention span deficit from sabotaging your executive job search

For years, we’ve been shackled to various forms of fixed electronic or mobile devices. And as the years roll on, the platforms are moving away from fixed positions in our homes to be at our sides almost all of the time. So more mobile devices means we’ve become more and more available (whether ‘at work’ or not). What does this phenomenon mean [...]

The truth about transferable skills and the senior level jobs market [3 smart tactics to break into a new industry]

“When it comes to management there are certain skills and character traits that are always transferable” - James Caan Transferable skills are necessary for almost any kind of work. You've probably read many articles telling you which transferable skills you must have as a senior executive and why these skills are so important for senior managers. Here, James Caan highlights ‘The Top Transferable [...]

Trust your gut feelings

The intuitive compass Francis P. Cholle’s book The Intuitive Compass has been the major motivator and inspiration of mine, and my ideas and thoughts in this article draw heavily on the wisdom and ideas set out in that book.  Should you use your intuition (or that little voice we hear inside us sometimes; as if we know what we should do in [...]

Coping with Job Search Frustration [Podcast]

There's nothing more frustrating than searching for job opportunities when none seem to exist. You might receive rejection after rejection or hear nothing but radio silence. One of the biggest challenges becomes maintaining the motivation to continue. Understanding something of the mind set and priorities of recruiters is valuable in terms of managing your own expectations as a senior level candidate and [...]

The importance of emotional intelligence in career development

You have probably encountered the phrase emotional intelligence by now, as it's a fairly popular hot topic these days. Have you taken any of the concepts on board? Do you buy into them? I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on the subject. When it comes to career development whether going through an arduous job search, or an interview process, [...]

You may fall off the bike, but get up and keep going.

I would like to share a story with you around motivation and resilience: After a client meeting recently where we had been discussing the fact that my client knew he could probably be doing more in terms of networking, I started to reflect on the whole subject of motivation and internal “resilience”, and I was reminded of a time when my resilience [...]

Talk to everyone. It can make the difference in a job interview!

Prepared for that upcoming executive level job interview? Suit pressed, shoes shined, answers rehearsed? While I am a massive advocate of properly rehearsing the answers to potential interview questions (there really is no excuse these days not to have prepared in this way), I would urge you to take into account another point, one which can make a major difference. [...]

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