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

How to achieve Work Life Balance in 5 easy steps

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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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!

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

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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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!

Personal Presentation: Present Your Best Self at Interview

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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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!

Is your job-seeking mindset turning off 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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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!

How to stop self-sabotage ruining your career

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

How to optimise your resume for career change

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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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!

6 Types of self-sabotage that are affecting your career

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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Your Annual Performance Review shouldn't be scary! Think of it as a development opportunity - use these tips to prepare so that it is a positive experience!

Preparing for your Annual Performance Review

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.

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Are you thinking about referring a friend for a job with your employer? Read this post before you decide!

Employee Referral Programs and Hard Decisions

I know what it is like. You have a job you love with a company that really takes care of you. Your friend wants a job with a company that really takes care of him. Your employer is recruiting and they may even have an attractive employee referral program. It seems like a match made in heaven. But before you call yourself “Cupid” and reach for your bow and arrow, you should think long and hard about whether this is the right decision for you. If you are thinking about submitting your mate’s details for a job with your employer, keep this advice in mind.

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