Three Golden Career Questions

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Three Golden Career Questions

From all of our searching and all of our discoveries over the years, the following three questions are the most valuable by far. All you have to do is think of a job, profession or line of work that interests you and find a person to ask… 1. What do you like about your job? 2. How did you get started? 3. What advice do you have for someone like me, who is just starting out? These three golden questions are perfect when you want to start a conversation and maybe you’re a bit shy or reluctant. They work for any career and any job, because they call on the personal experience of...

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5 Ways to Explore Culture in Your Career

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

5 Ways to Explore Culture in Your Career

It’s now completely normal to talk about company culture but we’re still quite a long way from understanding and harnessing the power of culture when it comes to our careers. Strange really, because in many ways personal culture is more powerful and more tangible than organisational culture. Unlike corporate cultures, our personal career culture will never be ‘Under New Management’ or subject to hostile takeovers or less-than-credible 180º turns. Here are 5 simple ways to start exploring and identifying your unique career culture. 5 ways to help you question, then effectively...

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The Career Explorer's Journal 2014

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Career Explorer's Journal 2014

Yes it’s that time of year once again The nights have drawn in. The weather is colder. Christmas adverts are already on TV (and online). And thoughts here have started to turn towards the new year ahead and all of the new opportunities it creates for exploring work and careers. With all this in mind it gives me great pleasure to announce the new 2014 edition of The Career Explorer’s Journal. So What’s New? This edition has a new introduction plus heavily updated sections on ‘Talents‘ and ‘Goals‘. These updates follow 2013’s fine-toothed-comb...

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CareerNook

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

CareerNook

I’m delighted to share news of the birth of another great careers destination on the web. Recently launched by Ronnie Ann, of Work Coach Café fame, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to the brand spanking new CareerNook. It’s a nook, take a look! Work Coach Café was probably my all-time favourite career related blog so it’s great to see Ronnie back with a new place made for anyone and everyone to talk about careers. I’m not going to spoil any surprises, all I wanted to say was drop over and pay Ronnie a visit sometime. I’m confident you won’t...

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Working with Silence

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Working with Silence

A while back I wrote about being ignored on your job search and how preparing to be ignored makes a big difference. The power of the nasty surprise is removed. You’re expecting to be ignored. You’re ready for it. It won’t get you down and it won’t get in your way. Being ignored is all part of the journey. It’s maybe even a guarantee you’re going the right way. This time around I’m writing about silence. Is getting the silent treatment any different to being ignored I hear you say? Are you ignoring me or have you just gone quiet? Is this just...

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The Story of The Little Red Hen

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Story of The Little Red Hen

When you were little, were you ever told the story of The Little Red Hen? In the story and pictures I recall, the little red hen was an anthropomorphised chicken who lived in a picturesque cottage in a delightful rural setting on a small plot of land. Her human-like abilities were quite well developed because this particular hen was able to plant flowers in her garden and grow crops on her land. The heart of the Little Red Hen’s story revolves around the farming of this land. If you’ll allow me for a moment, I’ll tell it here. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was springtime and the...

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