Attention span of a Goldfish?

April 27, 2016

Who eats lunch at the desk while cracking a bunch of emails? Who attempts to answer random colleague questions while in the middle of a strain brain project? Who responds to personal text messages during a teleconference? Who addresses work emails while lip syncing headphone fed Sam Smith on the home commute? Yep! Guilty as charged. And I bet you do too. It's called multi-tasking, and we all do it, but is it good or bad?

Multitasking - good or bad?

I asked the question of my work...

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Love to Chat With You

January 19, 2016

You’re now in the market for a new job…a good job, the best job right? Not just a job for the sake of a job but one that’s a good ‘fit’ for you. You’re picking over the papers, seeking on search engines and sending applications with fingers firmly crossed. Go for that advertised job certainly but remember, you’re just one of many vying for the role, your competitors likely boasting the same qualifications and experience as you.

We call this a ‘reactive’ approach to job search, a romp in the...

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Social Media Dinosaur?

September 14, 2015

LinkedIn - the Modern Day Rolodex. Least that's how I see LinkedIn yet as a career management specialist, I'm oft surprised when my candidates oppose the idea of having a LinkedIn Profile. 'I don't want people invading my privacy'; 'stealing my personal information'; 'my ex stalking me'; 'people pestering me to connect'; 'no one I'd want to connect with'; 'I'm shy, I don't like to put myself out there; 'I don't have Facebook or Twitter - why would I want LinkedIn?'

'People will steal my...

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It's Monday! Go get 'em tiger!

August 28, 2015

Big week ahead? Well you’re gonna need a tad of inspiration to kick start that kick butt attitude of yours now aren't you. Well here’s my top 12 favourite Steve Jobs quotes chosen just for you…


About that job of yours...

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters...

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To-Do Lists v Soul Satisfiers

July 20, 2015

I have a ‘to-do’ list. It’s stored on a tidy little app called Reminders’ that follows me across all my devices serving as constant…well…’reminders’. The angel sitting on my left shoulder gently chides…tick off those pesky ‘to-do’ items and you can have your chilled Champers reward sweetheart. Her arch nemesis on the other swishes his tail and mutters ‘Nah!…pour those bubbles girlfriend, the list can wait!

Tired of listening to the two of them bickering, I realised drastic measures were...

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