June 2016

Innovate! Regenerate! Accelerate!

By | June 16th, 2016|Articles|

Some businesses seem optimistic, others more cautious, but I reckon it’s fair to say that all sectors will have something in common as they stride into 2016. To move forward at pace every organisation will need to be innovative and encourage really creative approaches to generate growth and success. Your challenge is to adopt creative [...]

Creating your first Interim CV

By | June 16th, 2016|Articles, CV writing|

I receive many requests to help people write their CV, a good proportion wanting to consider interim roles as part of a portfolio career, which can be a great way to manage work and life at certain times in your career.   The issue is that many people are trying this and failing to secure [...]

The ART of researching a company before an interview

By | June 16th, 2016|Articles, interview skills|

We all know it’s essential to research a company before an interview don’t we. But do we know why we are doing it? Well, we will be able to answer the “What do you know about us?” question of course, but I think it goes deeper than that. Essentially you need to be able to [...]

David Bowie – Re-inventing yourself is the key to career success

By | June 14th, 2016|Articles|

The world recently lost one of its great innovators with the passing of David Bowie - a social culture genius and my musical hero for decades. He stood out for many reasons, one of which was his ability to evolve and change his public and stage persona. By re-inventing himself from David Jones through Ziggy [...]

February 2015

Unique CV Writing: Personal Profiles

By | February 24th, 2015|CV writing|

If we look at the CV as your ‘advertisement’, the advert needs a strap-line; a hook that appeals and makes the reader want to read more. The Personal Profile is the perfect place for this, but so many candidates fail to impress straight away – it is obvious to a recruiter when the personal profile [...]

The ART of researching a company before an interview

By | February 9th, 2015|interview skills|

We all know it’s essential to research a company before an interview don’t we. But do we know why we are doing it? Well, we will be able to answer the “What do you know about us?” question of course, but I think it goes deeper than that. Essentially you need to be able to help the interviewer begin to picture you actually working in the organisation and the clearer you can paint this picture by aligning yourself to what is happening in the business, the more motivated the recruiter will be to hire you. […]

January 2014

Top 5 tips to Boost your HR Career in 2014

By | January 29th, 2014|HR Career|

I have been talking with a lot of HR Directors and Talent specialists over the past months and I thought I would share the top 5 points that I believe will make a difference to your HR career this year. […]

June 2013

Please find me a job

By | June 25th, 2013|Find me a job|

“Can you find me a job?” is usually the first question I get asked when people know I’m a career coach and an ex-recruiter. So how do I answer? […]

February 2013

Is your Career in Black and White or Colour?

By | February 14th, 2013|better career|

Do you remember the old days of black and white television? Even if you don’t remember them, your parents most certainly would and the vast majority of people who had careers in those days probably had  black and white’ careers, but yours should be in full HD colour. So what do I mean by this? […]

January 2013

Metrics, metrics, metrics in your CV

By | January 25th, 2013|CV writing|

I’m confident that all HR professionals are aware of the continuing trend for HR to effectively measure their contribution. This is done through reporting on key metrics in the business such as turnover, absence, recruitment rates etc. With this vital and overt activity it does surprise me that so many HR CV’s lack any metrics that demonstrate the individual’s contribution. Here are a few tips on how to use metrics effectively in your CV…. […]