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Cover Letters? Really?

February 19, 2020

Hi, there lovely readers! An avid reader who confessed to enjoying the blog's job-related hints (thank you!) recently asked 'Does anyone bother to read cover letters these days? You've not addressed them in your career management and job search posts, girl?' Well then, read on!

As a career consultant always researching global best practice, I've identified that the biggest mistake many job hunters can make is to skip a cover letter when sending off a resume in response to an application....

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Building a Kick-Butt LinkedIn Profile

September 30, 2019

Hi folk, been enjoying my career tips so far?

 

Excellent! Now, let’s talk about one of the most critical elements of your personal branding – your online presence.

 

As the world’s premier networking site, LinkedIn is where people go to check you out. To determine whether you’re worth interviewing for that job opportunity or consider whether they’d like to do business with you. To identify whether you’re worth working/networking with or that you are deserving of that business...

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Why thanks Mr Interviewer!

May 15, 2019

Hi, there lovely readers - a big thank you for following my blog! Oh! And while on the subject of 'thank you's' - let's talk about how valuable a simple thank-you can be in the world of work (after all, this year's focus is on lovin' that career of yours!). To the network friend who interrupted their busy schedule to respond to your question. To your new LinkedIn friend for making the effort to connect with you. To the recruiter who positioned you for an opportunity. To the interviewers who...

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Networking? You've got this!

May 15, 2019

Hi, there fellow networkers, given this year's focus is on all things career, let's talk about networking. A topic that strikes fear in many a heart - 'I'm not comfortable talking to strangers', 'I don't know many people', 'I'm too shy', 'The folk I know can't help me', 'I don't like to invade other people's privacy', 'I don't know how' - just some of the pleas I hear on a regular basis. And none of them entirely accurate. So let's chat about what networking is, what it isn't, and how to go...

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Top 10 Productivity Hacks Right Here

March 8, 2019

Hey there lovely clients, how's the year been thus far? Stupendous? Tremendous? Crazy? Lazy? Mine saw us spinning wildly out of control before finally settling into a state of gentle chaos – triggering a determined focus on streamlining productivity and restoring work/life balance (roll on holidays!). And I bet I’m not alone.

Thing is, after years spent dedicated to finding ways to do more and be more productive, it’s no secret that we’re all now trying to do the opposite and regain...

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