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Resume in need of an 'old school' makeover?

August 8, 2022

Hi there, lovely readers; let me tell you about my latest 'Hey Miss Jane' moment with a sweet chap called George who, after experiencing many application rejections, recognised it might be worth taking advantage of our career transition support after all.  

 

George: As he handed over his rather quaint (read 'old-school') resume...' Jane, it's a buoyant market, and my skills are in demand; surely I don't need to go through all this palaver with updating my resume?' 

Jane: 'Yes, we are...

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Hey Miss Jane - About my personal brand message...

June 30, 2021

'Hey Miss Jane - I want to create and articulate my personal brand message, where do I start?'

Let me share a question recently asked by a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) transitioning to his next role. 

'I want to create and articulate my personal brand message, where do I start?'

Good question! If you've been bum up, head down in your company, chances are you've not had a chance to actively nurture and promote your personal brand in the marketplace. Problem is, the minute you leave or...

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Dealing with Zoomin' Fatigue

March 8, 2021

Teams, Zoom, WEBex - I’ve been thinking about our new way of communicating. How many of you have conducted happy hour drinkies with friends, checked in on family, collaborated with work colleagues, the children’s school teachers, and perhaps even your doctor via video call? Most of you I’m sure, for it’s the new norm. And I’m beginning to find it exhausting, aren’t you?

It seems I’m not alone for the feeling has spurred talk of a new psychological affliction: “Zoom fatigue.”Mentions of...

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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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