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!
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!Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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!Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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!Continue Reading
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!Continue Reading
Annual performance reviews can be intimidating and not many people look forward to them. I think this is a shame. An annual performance review should be a development opportunity. It is a chance for you to reflect on your performance over the past 12 months. It is an opportunity for you to think about what you want to achieve in the future and garner the support of your employer. Your annual performance review should be a positive process, but just like anything, you will only reap the rewards if you put in the effort. Here are my tips for making the most of your annual performance review.Continue Reading
So, you've heard about testimonials but want to know what the big deal is? Securing testimonials is such a good way to build credibility and when used effectively they can even support you in your mission to snap up your perfect job. Still not sure? Let me break it down for you and answer all of your questions.Continue Reading