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33 Things You Can Do Today To Improve Your Career

33 Things you can do today to improve your career ~ Pop Your Career

If you're anything like me, you know that there is always room to improve. Always! Even if you have already found your dream job or career, there are steps you can take to move forward - remember, if things stay the same for too long, you'll become stagnant!

Here is a list of 33 things that you can do today to improve your career. ​You can start at the beginning of this list and move through the items in order or pick one or two that take your fancy and start with those. The main thing is that you don't spend too much time thinking about it. Start making a change for the better today!

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12 Hot Tips for your next Phone Interview

Got a phone interview scheduled? Follow these tips to make sure you nail it!

Attending a phone interview for the first time can be quite intimidating, especially if you don't know what to expect. It can be tempting to treat a phone interview as less "formal" or "important" than a face to face interview and if that is where your head is at, your expectations are most likely incorrect. If you have a phone interview scheduled, do yourself a favour - follow these tips and go into your interview fully prepared and with the best chance of nailing it!

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9 Productivity Apps that will Improve Your Life and Biz

Don't you just love an awesome productivity app that helps you to get organised and stay organised? Here are 9 of my favourites!

Don't you just love an awesome app that helps you to get organised and stay organised? Well, I do! We are in a day and age where there are thousands and thousands of productivity apps available and they all profess to make our lives easier. What I have noticed though, is that it is difficult to distinguish between productivity apps and I spend a lot of time testing new apps in the hope that I will find my holy grail – that is not so great for my productivity!

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How to achieve Work Life Balance in 5 easy steps

Are you chasing the elusive Work Life Balance? Check out these tips to make it a lot easier to achieve!

So... you may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet around here lately... That is because I injured my arm. My right arm. The arm that does everything for me - including writing blog posts! There wasn't anything that I specifically did to injure it, but the pain got worse over a period of about a week. To cut a long story short, I eventually went to the doctor and he told me I have an ulnar nerve impingement. I was faced with a decision - continue pushing myself and face the prospect of surgery if my condition worsens or take a step back and take care of myself. I chose the latter. I contacted my clients and announced it on the Facebook page. I was taking a break!

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How to prepare for a job interview (With FREE checklist!)

Wondering how to prepare for a job interview? In this post, I share 9 easy to implement tips to make sure that you are 100% prepared for your interview!

Wondering how to prepare for a job interview? You are in the right place, my friend! Interview preparation is one of the most important parts of the process and can make or break your chances of securing your dream job. Effective preparation can not only help ensure that you present your best self in an interview, it can also make it easier to get those pesky interview nerves under control. The more prepared you are, the more confident you will feel and the less likely you will be to let your nerves affect your performance.

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Personal Presentation: Present Your Best Self at Interview

First impressions are everything so make sure your personal presentation is on point! It would be a shame to miss out on your dream job because you missed these tips!

So, you have scored yourself an interview and now you are wondering what to wear! Preparing your interview outfit is an important task that extends past the clothes you wear. Yes, your clothing choice is important, but you also need to consider your overall presentation and that includes being aware of your personal hygiene. Think you've got this covered? Don't be so certain. Everyone THINKS they have got this covered, yet people are still making the same mistakes. There is no judgement here, just check yourself before you wreck yourself. It would be a shame to miss out on your dream job because of something that is easily fixed.

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Is your job-seeking mindset turning off employers?

How would you describe your job-seeking mindset? If it is close to one of these four examples, you are probably turning off future employers!

Have you ever given any thought to how your job-seeking mindset could be perceived in an interview situation? Have you ever actually thought about what your job-seeking mindset might be? You know I have interviewed hundreds and hundreds of candidates throughout my career and there are a few mindsets that are quite common. You might think that your thoughts are your own, but as you will see in this post, what you are thinking is shining through in your interview - whether you like it or not!

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How to stop self-sabotage ruining your career

Self-sabotage is a career-killer. If self-sabotage is getting in the way of you achieving your career goals, you need to stamp that behaviour out for good!

Self-sabotage is a real career ruiner. In my last post, 6 Types of Self-Sabotage that are Affecting Your Career, I talked specifically about the 6 most common varieties of self-sabotage within the career space. This is a really important topic and I have seen so many people come unstuck because of self-sabotage. How would you feel knowing that you missed out on your dream career, or that it took twice as long to achieve your dreams because of something that you were doing? In this post I am going to take you through some strategies to stop self-sabotage from taking over your career.

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How to optimise your resume for career change

Are you thinking about a career change? Make sure you optimise your resume for the transition!

Last year I opened the first round of my e-course, Detox Your Resume, which was really well received! As part of the introduction to this course I asked all 80 first-round participants if there was anything in particular they wanted to know about creating a resume, with a plan to address as many of these questions as possible within the course.

Well, the results were overwhelming - the majority of responses I received were about changing career paths and optimising your resume for a career change. This is such a huge topic and I have indeed addressed the questions - to a point - within the Detox Your Resume course, but as this seems to be the very question on everyone's lips, I have decided to get all over it in more detail in this blog post!

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6 Types of self-sabotage that are affecting your career

Are you allowing self-sabotage to get in the way of your career? Could you recognise the signs? Here are 6 types of self-sabotage to kick to the kerb today!

Is self-sabotage stopping you from achieving your career goals? Would you even recognise it? Many of us are preventing ourselves from moving forward in our careers. For some reason, we are standing in the way of our own progress and preventing ourselves from achieving our true career goals. The first step to getting out of your own way is to understand some of the self-sabotage behaviours that can affect your career. In this post, I explain the 6 most common ways that self-sabotage is affecting your career along with some quick tips to kick self-sabotage to the kerb!

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