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How to Manage Your Personal Brand Online

When we talk about branding, we typically think of businesses and the way they promote themselves and their products. Yet the phrase ‘personal branding’ is increasingly being bandied about. But what is personal branding? And why is it important for our careers?  

With our lives increasingly moving online, many have begun to create a brand around their name and their career. To help you understand this better, we’ve put together a guide to discuss in more detail how to manage your own personal brand online and how this can boost your job search.  

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6 Reasons To Sign Up for The Career Clarity Quest

Do you know what your strengths are in your career? I mean, do you really know and understand what you are good at and why? Do you have a high level of self-awareness about which of your work tasks burn through your energy faster than a lit match, and which tasks help you to feel more exhilarated? Do you recognize how important it is to know where you need to develop and how to put an action plan in place to succeed?

I know, this may feel like an interrogation, but it is amazing how many people don’t have the answers to these questions. What is more amazing, are the powerful changes you can make to yourself and your career, by deep diving into these areas of your life with an open mind and a desire to really play big. My free email course, The Career Clarity Quest, can help you to crack these questions open, so that you can unleash your full potential. 

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The STAR Method: Get ahead in your career

The STAR Method- How to Use It To Get Ahead In Your Career ~ Pop Your Career

Have you heard of the STAR Method? It is a popular tool for writing job applications and presenting interview responses, but when mastered, it can actually be used in other career-enhancing situations as well. So, let’s break it down. In this post, I am going to explain what the STAR method is, how you can become better at using it and I am also sharing four different situations where the STAR method can help you get ahead in your career.

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The Career Fulfilment Framework

Are you completely satisfied with your career? Most people aren't, but it isn't a hopeless cause. The Career Fulfilment Framework is a system that you can use to identify the areas of your career that need work. The framework will then then guide you through the improvement process so that you can achieve your ultimate career nirvana. ~ Pop Your Career

If you subscribe to my weekly newsletter, The Hump Day Digest, then you will know that I have been working on a new project that will allow me to serve you better, on your journey to feeling fulfilled in your career.

The Career Fulfilment Framework is based on years of reflection, study and talking to my clients about their career goals. This has allowed me to delve deep into the elements that contribute to fulfilment and consider how each of these elements (or pillars as I call them) can be tweaked, massaged and adapted to achieve employment nirvana. In this post, I am sharing an overview of The Career Fulfilment Framework and in coming weeks I will be going deep with each of the stages and pillars to talk about how you can ensure that you are completely aligned with your career goals.

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When to include an objective section in your resume (and when to ditch it!)

Not sure whether to include an objective section in your resume? In this post, I have included loads of tips as well as practical examples of when an objective section will serve you in your job search! ~ Pop Your Career

A question that I am often asked is whether or not you should include an objective section in your resume. Personally, I am not a fan of including an objective – you might have heard me say before that it seems a little redundant, as most of the time, your objective is to get the role that you are applying for. There are some cases, however, when an objective section in your resume can help to communicate your story to a potential employer and these cases all revolve around change.

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I Had My Career Astrology Chart Read… Here’s What Went Down

Straddling the fence between spirituality and practicality? Looking for some insight into the future of your career? I hear you! I had my career astrology chart read... here's what went down... ~ Pop Your Career

Last week I had my astrological birth chart done to explore what is in store for my career in 2017 and beyond. I know this sort of thing isn’t for everyone and it varies from the usual information I provide at Pop Your Career, but I have been getting to know a few of you through my email list and I know that there are quite a few readers out there who appreciate looking at things in a different light.

If this sort of thing isn’t for you, that’s cool. My next post will be back to providing you with super practical advice about improving your resume, but if you are intrigued by the idea of using astrology to guide your career or business, then read on. I’ll tell you all about it!

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22 Practical Tips To Make Travelling For Work More Bearable

Do you love travelling for work or do you die inside a little every time your boss announces another trip? I am firmly in the middle. To make travelling for work more bearable (for both of us!) I created this post! ~ Pop Your Career

Do you love travelling for work, or do you dread every trip and then wish that it was over? I land firmly in the middle. I don't mind travelling, mostly because my work colleagues are awesome, but on the other hand, I am a bit of a homebody and would always prefer to be at home with my family. To make my work travel more bearable (and maybe even enjoyable!), I am always looking for tips, tricks and hacks. In this post, I am sharing some of those tips with you.

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Don’t let the new year ruin your career

Don't let the new year ruin your career ~ Pop Your Career

At the beginning of every new year, a few common themes become apparent with my clients and the people I encounter in general. Themes that tend to change our way of thinking and trigger actions that can sometimes be quite counter-productive in terms of career development. In this Facebook Live stream I talked about the three most common themes that I see at this time of the year and what you can do to make sure the new year doesn’t ruin your career!

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