Career Coaching Blog
The tips given here are based on many years of enabling clients to get the job that they wanted. It also includes some advice based on my time on the other side of the desk as an HR Director. If you follow the advice here you will be better placed to get the job than 80% of your competition. But be aware getting the job that you want takes time and effort.
As a job seeker it’s important for you to understand the mind sets and motivations of the key players in the recruitment game. This enables you to significantly improve your chances of success. It also reduce some of the frustrations that many job seekers express about the recruitment and selection process. Continue reading “Understanding the Recruitment Game” »
If you are planning to work with a recruitment company make sure you appoint a good one! There are many CV farmers out there and you need to avoid them at all costs. Continue reading “How to make Sure You Work With the Best Recruitment Companies” »
Many people think that the recruitment process is designed to see if they are the best for the job. It is, but it is also your chance to assess your potential new boss and the company that may end up employing you. Continue reading “Deciding Whether the Job is Right For You” »
Many of us worry about what is going to happen to us at work when we get older. Will we be put on the sidelines outside the main cut and thrust of the organisation? Will we end up getting made redundant in some sham re-organisation? Or will we continue to thrive and love what we do? Our 8 point guide is everything you need to know to survive as an older worker. Remember old might mean in age, or in mindset, or both. Continue reading “How to Survive as an Older Worker” »
It’s great to have your own career plan that maps out what it is you would like to achieve in your career. It isn’t so much having the plan that’s helpful, it’s the process involved in completing the plan that is most helpful. It should provide you with a structure to reflect on what you want to achieve. Continue reading “Creating a Successful Career Plan” »
If you are looking for a new job a good Career Coach will improve your chances of getting the role you want by 50% or more. You say ‘he’s bound to say that, he does career coaching!’ But you would be wrong I say it as an ex-HR Director and someone who has used career coaching personally. As well as, of course, someone who has been providing career coaching for some time. Continue reading “What Can Career Coaching Do For You?” »
How to write a CV that gets you interviews is an important issue for most of our career coaching clients. The start point is to remember that the purpose of your CV is to tell the recruiter how well you fit the job for which you are applying. It is not to give a full biographical account of your life.
The advice and guidance given in this article is based on our work with our career coaching clients. Often when people are unsuccessful at interviews you will hear them say things like; I was very nervous, some of the interview questions were very difficult, I forgot to tell the interviewer about a really important achievement.
When they are told they will be having a competency based interview many of our career coaching clients start to panic because they do not know what to expect. However in reality these types of interview are easier to prepare for than others. This article explains how competency based interviews work. It gives you an example of a typical set of competencies and tells you how to prepare. By following this career coaching guidance you can be confident about the interview and give yourself the best chance of getting the job.
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