Having now helped over 10,000 transitioning candidates develop effective personal branding strategies and campaigns to drive career success, it’s a given that I’ve seen a few resumes along the way. As a result, friends often ask if I might review their resumes as well. Now to be honest, after a day coaching folk on how to take their resumes from bog standard to attention-grabbing, strength marketing, scan-bot loving documents, it’s kind of the last thing I want to be doing in my leisure...Read more
Creating a brilliant resume in 5 easy steps
Jane's Top 10 confidence builders
Don’t know about you, but there are occasions when I find myself wanting to stay under the Doona rather than deliver new workshop content to an unknown audience; fighting the urge to sneak off to the foyer with an ‘urgent call’ excuse rather than mingle at networking events, or wanting to feign a foreign disease when the boss’s, boss’s boss arrives in town – get the picture? Yes, I’m talking confidence, that vital ingredient that helps us go about our business with panache and just a tad of...Read more
The benefits of exercising positivism
I’ve declared this the year of positivity. Ok, ok, I know what you’re thinking – yet another of those ponytailed Yogi’s winsome ruminations on how to make the world a better place, regurgitated by Jane? No - Richard Branson actually.
Have you noticed that the world’s biggest influencers and most successful people tend to be positive people? They usually see endless possibilities and empower others to feel the same, and, in turn, they actively create the ripple, the wave, the tsunami that...Read more
I have a question - what do you do to make the most of your commute to and from work? Chat with friends (hands free of course)? Argue with talk back radio? Harmonise with the Bieb? If you're a public transport queen, are you trawling Instagram? Playing solitaire? Reading? To while away my commute I loved to play Backgammon on my the mobile device - until I discovered podcasts!
Grammar Girl, Good Job BRAIN, Stuff You Should Know, Stuff to Blow Your Mind, We Have Concerns, Serial, WTF, My...Read more
The power of a simple 'thank you'
I bet you're just starving for more career hints huh? Well, although this post applies to all areas of our lives, today a focus on ensuring you are memorable when in the job market. We're talking the power of a 'Thank You'.
Call me a nag, but while coaching my clients to build targeted personal branding, social media marketing and job search strategies to land their next job with speed, the one thing I tend to hammer home is the simple art of sending a 'thank you'. Post network meeting,...Read more