5 Helpful Career Management Tips That Will Excel Your Career

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The world of work has changed forever. No matter how successfully the company we work for is performing we can’t rely on job security, outside of the public sector, no job is guaranteed for life. We, therefore, need to become experts in our own career management. So how can you effectively manage your career? Here are some career management tips  … Read more


Hate your job and want to change? – 4 Questions To Ask

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As a Career Coach, naturally, I seldom see clients bouncing in for their first coaching session proclaiming they love their job as this is the very problem that has motivated them to receive Career Coaching. Some clients express hating their jobs and desperately want to change. What is interesting though is how few have really thought about what would support them to love  … Read more


ACT

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While attending a weekend training workshop on Acceptance Commitment Therapy recently in Dublin, I was struck yet again by how effective it can be to honestly examine what it is we value. It sounds obvious in a way but when do most of us give ourselves the time to do closely examine what is important  … Read more


Vision for 2016

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Seeing in a new year gives us a wonderful opportunity to reflect and identify fresh motivating goals for the year to come. Setting goals and working towards achieving them has been proven to make people feel happier. When we achieve a goal, be it big or small, we can get a rush of happiness, feelings of satisfaction, pride, pleasure etc. For the  … Read more


Benefits of using Social Media for Job Hunting

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How can Social Media help you find work? Much is known about LinkedIn but what about the other tools like Twitter and Facebook? Some of the benefits of using Social Media to find work are: It offers you visibility. If an employer or recruiter searches for you want do they find and more importantly what do  … Read more


Create a Motivational Plan for 2015

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Two insightful questions to reflect on to prepare you for the months ahead are “What are the three things you are most proud of from last year?” and “What challenged you most last year?” Having reflected on these questions myself, I discovered that when I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and completed tasks  … Read more


The Comfort Zone

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  I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn’t fail. The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before, But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.   I said it didn’t matter  … Read more


The Benefits of Upskilling

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No job is secure, so it is up to you to ensure that you are marketable, not your employer. Hard hitting fact but true. In todays world each person can be seen as a brand in themselves with their own unique selling points, that can be taken with them no matter where they go. Thankfully  … Read more


How to Write a Good CV?

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Writing a CV used to be such a frustrating experience, until I became a recruiter. I found it really difficult to communicate clearly what it was I had done. Each line of the CV seemed to take me 20 minutes to write. My CV felt more like a scary factual time line, I thought more  … Read more


How Self-limiting Beliefs hold us back

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The nature of any belief is that once you adopt it you will tend to defend it and seek evidence to hold it to be true. If you believe you cannot, then you will make sure that you don’t succeed. You will find plenty of evidence to keep the belief alive. I was recently on  … Read more