Cover letters, who reads 'em?

September 4, 2022

'Cover letters? Seriously, does anyone read a cover letter these days?’ asked my lovely candidate Liam. ‘Well, that depends on how keen you are to make a fabulous first impression,’ I responded. Our conversation continued…

Liam: OMG Jane, coffee, shopping and wine dates with my mates, so busy, no time to write cover letters! Isn’t my resume sufficient if it’s already proving I can meet the role expectations?

Jane: You’ve been networking; go you! Sure your Resume and LinkedIn profile will...

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I'm nervous about networking!

September 4, 2022

Hi, lovely people, does the word ‘networking’ strike fear in your heart? If yes, well, you’re not alone. Let me tell you about my delightful client, Norm. Sweet and shy, a man of the monosyllable, a man who, at the word ‘networking’, suddenly developed an extraordinary fascination with the exit door. The conversation went thus:

Norm: ‘Not comfortable talking to strangers, don’t even talk to my wife, don’t know any people, don’t like to invade other people’s privacy.’

Jane: Norm, you’re not...

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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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