Career Coaching Blog

The Keys to Success in HR

November 20, 2013  |   Career Coaching Blog   |     |   0 Comment

You can have a great career in HR if you have the right skills and attributes. Here I give what I consider to be the seven keys to success in HR. Continue reading “The Keys to Success in HR” »

Using Networking to Successfully Get a Job

November 19, 2013  |   Career Coaching Blog   |     |   0 Comment

As a Career Coach I have worked with many career coaching clients who have successfully used networking to get a job ahead of their competition.  In many cases they did not initially understand what networking was all about, or how to go about doing it.  Some were also concerned that networking would be difficult and may mean ‘cold calling’ or just taking from others.  By using the tips in this guide networking can be fun, easy and effective.  It will never mean ‘cold calling’ and should always create a longer term two-way relationship.


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Getting a Job in HR

November 15, 2013  |   Career Coaching Blog   |     |   0 Comment

Getting a job in HR can be tough. There is a lot of competition for roles. However if you make it you can have a great career. Continue reading “Getting a Job in HR” »

Strengths-Based Interviews

October 14, 2013  |   Career Coaching Blog   |     |   0 Comment

Strengths-based interviews are an approach that some recruiters are moving towards as a way of finding out what motivates and energises candidates. While competence-based interviews focus on what you can do, strengths-based interviews focus on what you like doing. Continue reading “Strengths-Based Interviews” »

Who Decides If You Get Promoted?

October 03, 2013  |   Career Coaching Blog   |     |   0 Comment

In most large organisations there is a succession planning, or talent management process. It is these processes that determine who gets promoted. But how fair are they? Can you influence them? Continue reading “Who Decides If You Get Promoted?” »

Group Interviews

September 09, 2013  |   Career Coaching Blog   |     |   0 Comment

It’s very common for retail stores and hospitality businesses (restaurants and hotels for instance) to use group interviews sometimes called group selection events to hire staff. This is particularly the case for new openings. Continue reading “Group Interviews” »

Negotiating The Salary for a Job

September 04, 2013  |   Career Coaching Blog   |     |   0 Comment

Here we are looking at where you negotiate a salary for a new job. Many people do not appear to realise that often the salary offered for a job is negotiable. Continue reading “Negotiating The Salary for a Job” »

What Do You Want To Ask Us?

August 07, 2013  |   Career Coaching Blog   |     |   0 Comment

For some reason many interview candidates find ‘what do you want to ask us?’ one of the more difficult interview questions. Continue reading “What Do You Want To Ask Us?” »

Body Language Tips for Interviews

August 03, 2013  |   Career Coaching Blog   |     |   0 Comment

It is said that speech amounts to around 10% of what you communicate and that body language accounts for over 50%. So it is absolutely essential to get your body language in interviews spot on. Continue reading “Body Language Tips for Interviews” »

Transferable Skills

July 31, 2013  |   Career Coaching Blog   |     |   0 Comment

When you are seeking a new career it is really important to know your transferable skills. You might be moving to a different function with your existing employer, moving to a new business sector e.g. retailing to banking, moving to a new function in a new sector. Unfortunately many people just don’t consider how talented they are. Continue reading “Transferable Skills” »

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