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Moving from self doubt to confidence

Move from self doubts

Moving from self doubt to confidence is a challenge for men and women.  After all self doubt a natural human condition.  Every person with a pulse will have times when they have are or  experiencing doubt.  And it impacts all ages, genders, career levels and industries,  No one is exempt from that gnaw in the…

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Navigating a career leap across private and public sectors

Career leap public sector

Are you are a professional or executive in the private sector and keen to move across to the public sector?  Or perhaps you have been in the public sector for some time and keen to experience a new career in the private sector?   In this blog I look at navigating a career leap across both…

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Why leaders must step up with gravitas on LinkedIn

Leaders on LinkedIn

Today more than ever, leaders are under the spotlight and being examined for personal integrity, organisational diligence, DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion) and ESG (environmental, social & governance) policies and values.  This is why leaders must step up with gravitas on LinkedIn as this article discusses. The heat is turned onto high with a constant…

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What has been lost or forgotten in your life & career

Careers session

Finding what has been lost or forgotten in your life or career is such an amazing feeling. It’s pure joy to rummage around in a cupboard or storage area and rediscover an item that brings back memories and  happiness.   And often it’s a trigger to remember a little part of ourselves that we had lost…

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The power of compliments

The power of compliments can never be underestimated.  Mark Twain famously said “I can live for two months on a good compliment”.   World Compliments Day (yes its a day) falls on the 1st March each year.  And its a terrific day to reflect  on the value of  compliments for the other 364 days of the…

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Are you emotionally ready for the job search theme park?

Managing my job search

The job search ecosystem is a lot like Disneyland and Luna Park.   Once you enter through the amusement park gates, you better be prepared to hold on tight and expect the unexpected.  Are you emotionally ready for the job search theme park?   The roller coasters, dodgem cars, water wild thrills, gravitron’s and plethora of…

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Why career executives must stop lurking on LinkedIn

Don't lurk on LinkedIn

This blog discusses  why  career executives must stop lurking on LinkedIn.  I look at why engaging is important, what stops many contributing and how to comment and engage with gravitas..  But first up – are you  one of the millions lurking, browsing content regularly, keeping quiet &/or hesitant to engage on LinkedIn? Well you would…

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Bowl over career ageism in 2024

Help with career ageism

Many professionals and executives over 45 are contemplating a new role, career change or continuing their job search.  The question for a a lot of  men and women will be how to bowl over career ageism in 2024. Some will have lost their mojo and confidence from 2023 &/or struggling on the job search application…

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Being too trusting or too sceptical can harm your business or career

Success is a combination of many elements. And risk prevention is one of them as being too trusting or too sceptical can harm your business or career.   It’s a bit like the Goldilocks conundrum – too much, too little and just right is the middle ground we seek. Now I’m not referring to cybercrime and…

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Do you feel like a hiring puppet on a string?

Pushing back against hiring requests. Dont be a puppet on a string

Way back in 1967 Sandie Shaw recorded the hit song Puppet on a String.  Whilst the lyrics were written for a love interest, by gee they hold court in the hiring ecosystem.   Do you feel like a hiring puppet on a string when interviewing for jobs? Before I dive into the issue at hand, let’s…

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