A client emailed me this week asking, ‘Are you still career coaching?’
YES!!! I am. 🙂 She pointed out that my last post was written in 2019 about the business awards. Well, here I am with what’s been happening in my world since December 2019.
🌸 I had an office built (thought I’d start with the big news!)
🌸 My chickens went broody three times and I now have six lovely chooks (2 roosters!!!)
🌸 I worked with many clients in Melbourne over Zoom who had been affected by redundancy. What I found was that…1) It took longer for them to find their ideal role…2) They valued my support more than ever on helping keep them feeling motivated and positive in the times of lockdown…3) My clients all got jobs that were in their field and rewarding.
🌸 I started a radio show with my friend Ange who is a counsellor. The show is about mental health and wellbeing, called Mind Ya Head and airs each Wednesday at 9am on 94.9 mainFM in Castlemaine.
🌸 I’ve been continuing my volunteer role as Secretary with Business Mount Alexander. Currently working on re-engaging the business community since last year. Have some great networking events coming up.
🌸 On the creative side, I continue to play the guitar, am part of a ukelele group called the Ukettes, plus I’ve joined a gospel choir. Such joyful things to nourish my soul.
🌸 I’m drawn to learning more about mindfulness and have signed up again for Mindful in May, plus I’m studying an online course through FutureLearn/Monash Uni called ‘Maintaining a Mindful Life’.
How are you doing? If you’d like to have a confidential chat about your career goals, you can reach me via firstname.lastname@example.org. Go well! 🙏
I recently said to my partner, “Oh I’ve picked up some work on a factory closure that starts next week”. He replied, “What a shame for the workers!” He’s absolutely right. He went straight to the heart of the situation – the emotions the staff members will experience when facing the prospect of finding a new job.
As a Career Coach, my role is to soften the blow for the people affected by organisational restructures by guiding workers to think about what’s next, get their resume updated, build their interview skills and their confidence throughout the redundancy process. Continue reading “Feeling supported through change”→
When was the last time you dusted off your resume? I’m guessing when you last applied for a job. It’s true for me too. I coach people in developing a marketable resume and when I last looked at mine I was a bit embarrassed!
The approach I take when helping people strengthen their resume is to focus on layout and then the content. In this post I’m going to list ways to improve the readability of your resume through some formatting suggestions: Continue reading “Time for a Resume Refresh”→
Many of my clients are people who are mid-way through their career and looking at a change in direction, but from time to time I help people just starting out in the world of work. I have provided coaching and resume support to high school students who are making decisions about their future and on the hunt for a part time job.
My last blog post focused on Footers and Page Numbers. Now I’m going to show you how to format your resume with Right Hand Tabs (or plainly Right Tabs). Before we start, I recommend turning on the Paragraph Symbol which can show the paragraph marks and other hidden symbols (such as tab arrows and space bar dots) more clearly. Continue reading “How to Add a Right Hand Tab”→
One of the first things I look at when reviewing someone’s resume is the formatting. How does it present? Is it eye catching? Learning a few technical tips in Microsoft Word can save you time plus help the reader navigate their way through the information more readily. This post will show you how to add a Footer, plus how to add a Page Number within the Footer. My screen shots are taken from Microsoft Word 2016 but they follow the same method in earlier versions. Continue reading “How To Put a Footer Into Your Resume”→
March has been a crazy month for me, juggling a busy workload (which is great), plus volunteering for our local community event, Harcourt Applefest. This means any blogging or social media marketing for my business has fallen by the wayside. So, for my March post I thought I’d share some extra helpful job search tips. Continue reading “Job Search Toolkit”→
When you are applying for a particular role in your chosen field, does your resume show roles that are significantly different to your career path? Does your resume have the hiring manager scratching their head and wondering “is this person a librarian, admin assistant or barista?” Continue reading “How to tailor your resume towards the job you want”→