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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 Nail the Job Search When You’re a Busy Executive

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and will always solve the problems of [...]

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2 Way Street – Executive Interview Questions to Expect, and Ask

Wouldn't it be fantastic if you knew exactly what executive interview questions a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview?   While we unfortunately can't read minds, we'll give you the next best thing: a list of the most commonly asked interview questions asked to executives! It's a good idea to spend some time thinking about the [...]

How to Tap into the Invisible- The Hidden Job Market

What if your perfect job is not advertised in a traditional way? What if you had to stretch your job hunting skills to find it? There are plenty of unadvertised or "hidden" jobs out there, but discovering them takes (yes, sometimes a little bit of luck) a great many smart discovery tactics. The Hidden Job Market refers to all the [...]

Back in the Saddle Stronger and Better- How to Bounce Back after Redundancy

What to do after redundancy "We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations" - Charles R. Swindoll    What to do after being made redundant? It's never easy. It's a massive blow to your confidence, self-esteem, finances and faith in the future. The world has crumbled down right in front of your eyes [...]

Using Social Media to Build your Executive Personal Brand

How To: Personal Branding Social Media "Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking chords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is easy to be cynical about such things, much harder to be successful". – Sir Richard Branson   A strong executive personal brand will differentiate you from others by showcasing the value you offer [...]

The show must go on…. How to survive in a job you hate while you work your EXIT PLAN

Help I Hate My Job! You wake up in the morning feeling like you've been punched in your stomach. You don't want to go there but you have to. Thoughts are racing through your mind while you're making your coffee (or standing in the queue at your favourite coffee shop). What to do if you hate your job? Stress kicks [...]

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Changes ahead – How to Write a Career Change CV

Most of us will go through a career change at some point in our lives. This may be the result of long-held aspirations or the discovery of a new dream. Or it may be for financial or location reasons. Decisions have been made. Now you need a fresh, revamped CV (Resume)! Identify your Transferable Skills In your career change CV, [...]

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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Ignite your networking flame- but please don’t burn anyone

“What people say and feel about you when you've left a room is precisely your job while you are in it.” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru   Networking is a door opener. Every person can introduce us to new ideas, expand our knowledge and lead to new business adventures. However, it won't happen if you don't make an effort to connect. Business [...]

Career Coaching de-mystified

“Start today creating a vision for yourself, your life, and your career. Bounce back from adversity and create what you want, rebuild and rebrand. Tell yourself it's possible along the way, have patience, and maintain peace with yourself during the process.” ― Germany Kent Is there a faster and more harmonious way to finding career happiness? Do we need to [...]

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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 [...]

To LinkedIn or not to LinkedIn – that is the question…

I heard through the grapevine that the days of the traditional CV are numbered.... However, some recruiters and career development consultants say the CV is not dead yet and it's still not quite time to drop this carefully crafted, battle-tested document. Others say that LinkedIn profile has surpassed it in terms of importance to modern job seekers. Where's the truth? [...]

Are you Armani or Next at heart? – It can make or break your career

All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.  – Tom Peters in Fast Company Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking chords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Resign From an Executive Job

The top reasons people quit and move onto something new is a lack of advancement opportunity at their current company, a negative work environment, an unproductive relationship with their boss and, of course, money. There is a good way and a bad way to quit a job for a change of career. The former sets you up for success while the [...]

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 [...]