Posts tagged job search
How Keen is Too Keen?

As a favour, I once introduced a young soon-to-be fashion graduate to a friend of mine who holds a senior position at a fantastic luxury brand. This graduate wanted to be a buyer and there was a strong chance that with her excellent grades, an introduction might help her secure her a great first job. However, after they had met, I was somewhat disappointed when my friend said: “She didn’t get it.” He didn’t mean ‘it’ as in the job - rather, he meant that she did not seem to fully appreciate the brand, product and firm that he loves with a passion. I suspect that whilst she saw this as a brilliant career opportunity for a recent graduate, she had underestimated just how strongly people feel about the firm that they work for and therefore how much enthusiasm she needed to show.

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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 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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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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