Being in the Right Place at the Right Time

Last week I attended a training course facilitated by Professor Jim Bright on Career Coaching, Counselling and Assessment. The first question he asked was “have you arrived in your current job by choice or by chance?” Jim is the co-author of the book called “The Chaos Theory of Careers” and this training covered how our careers are often shaped by unplanned events. Continue reading “Being in the Right Place at the Right Time”

Ready, Set, Go! Let’s Get Organised

Ready Set Get OrganisedSo, the countdown to Christmas is on. Typically, a busy time of year socially and in the work place where suddenly deadlines need to be met before people take holiday leave.  For job seekers it can be a time to get applications in before the quiet period starts. Here’s a tip – hopefully other job seekers are taking a break, thereby reducing the competition.

I won’t deny that I’m a list person and lately things have got a little out of hand.  We’re talking back of envelopes, whiteboard, post-it notes, notebook (Spirax, not Mac) and my iFriends ~ iPhone and iPad.  Earlier this week I even created an Excel spreadsheet thinking a weekly schedule will keep me moving forward with my business.  Unfortunately my multitude of lists has lead to a scattergun approach and some procrastination.  I was due to write this blog post two days ago!! Continue reading “Ready, Set, Go! Let’s Get Organised”

A Well Presented Resume

Resumeby Genevieve Ward

As a Career Coach I often ask business owners, “When hiring staff what do you look for in a resume?”  Some common responses include: legible, not too long, free of typos and meets the job requirements.  In my recruitment experience I found that well presented information about the person’s skills, experience and qualifications certainly made my job easier when reviewing resumes.

So, how do you structure your resume to make sure you get the call to interview?  Here’s three tips to get you started. Continue reading “A Well Presented Resume”

Telling Your Story

Creating YourselfPeople love to hear what you’re up to.  Everyone’s got a story to tell.  How do you make it work well for you?

When I set up my career coaching business in 2012 I was so busy mastering basic bookkeeping that not much thought was given to my business branding.  I was good a working through my lists, setting up resources and planning how to market, but I hadn’t considered my message about what I do. Continue reading “Telling Your Story”