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5 Red Flags That Say 'This job is not a good 'un'

So, you’ve spent weeks or months interviewing for a new role and you are almost overwhelmed with a sense of relief because at last you think that you are about to be offered a new job. However, at the back of your mind, you have an uneasy feeling that perhaps all is not well with the role, the form, or indeed, both. I

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The Hidden Challenge Of Moving Jobs

It is very easy to completely underestimate just how much professional collateral you have built up whilst working at a given firm for a number of years. By this, I mean two things. First, the value of the professional relationships that one has and how much ‘goodwill value’ has been accumulated. The second is the knowledge of how the firm works, its procedures and systems, hierarchy, values and ethos. 

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Overcoming the Hurdles of Career Change

Making a change in career direction, either within a sector or more significant shift, can often prove difficult. This is because recruiters and potential employers are risk averse and want a square peg for a square hole. Taking a candidate from a markedly different background is often considered risky and it's probably a risk that they do not need to take.

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The Dangers of Reverse-Engineering Your Next Career Move

I am often approached by potential coaching clients who, it soon becomes clear, are already in conversation with one or two firms who have sought them out as a possible candidate for a role. When I ask them what they like about these firms and the jobs that are on offer, I often feel that there is a high degree of ‘retrospective rationalisation’.

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How to get Noticed by a Recruiter

Recruiters vary their methods depending on the scope and level of seniority of their recruitment assignment. In essence, their job is to gather potential candidates one way or another, and filter them down to a workable shortlist of candidates who they will interview. They may advertise for candidates either online and/or in the press, or search for candidates online or by word of mouth. Thus, in this blog we will run through how to maximise your chances of getting noticed by a recruiter.

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The Emotional Rollercoaster of Being Made Redundant

One of my key roles as a career coach is to help my clients manage their emotions. I know that in those moments of euphoria or staring at the abyss, decisions are made which will have a profound impact on getting that new assignment - a job that will match your criteria and which you will find truly fulfilling. 

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Adaptability

We all know that the days of "work steady at the same job and collect the gold watch and pension at the end of your career" are well and truly over. The environment is changing and that change is accelerating. Whole business models are crushed and others are created. One minute you have a job and then next you are on the street wondering what happend. In order to do well now requires an understanding of the reasons for change and the right mindset and very specific skills.

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6 Ways Job Seekers Can Use LinkedIn Effectively

Since Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in 2016 and started rolling out changes to the platform in March 2017 a great deal has changed. Here are some up-to-date ways in which job seekers can use this very powerful platform to significantly enhance their job search. If this is done well it is possible get potential employers to come and find you.

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    Should I accept this job offer?

    This can be a question that job seekers will find themselves asking when they eventually receive a job offer. I suspect that if the job was highly attractive then the decision would be easy and, in fact, the question would not even cross the person’s mind. When my clients come to me with this question I often have to investigate a little deeper to help them to come to their own appropriate conclusions. Here are some things to consider: 

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