International Resume Writing Tips

International Resume Writing Tips

The resume is often overlooked simply because it never gets into the right hands. What is more important than the overall format and content of the resume is to know how to get it to the right person. For example, if I were to simply provide the best writing tips in resume development and the … Continue reading »
The Ultimate Guide to Personal Branding

The Ultimate Guide to Personal Branding

You might think that this is useless, this personal branding thing. However, if you instead of feeling scared about the wealth of information the internet has on you, start using it to your advantage, be you a student, a job seeker, a entrepreneur or a business mogul, you will earn your weight in virtual gold … Continue reading »
10 Steps to Successfully Changing Your Career

10 Steps to Successfully Changing Your Career

  A career change is like an investment – if you want it to be successful, your decision should be based on solid information. Here are 10 key steps to guide you towards your professional goals.   1. Understand yourself as a professional Before you make any radical changes, you should understand yourself much better … Continue reading »
How to approach informal interviews & networking

How to approach informal interviews & networking

Here is the scenario – you are looking for a new job, maybe a change of industry, you’ve been really proactive and reached out to your contacts and got a ‘coffee meet’ lined up with someone who is happy to share their insights into the company with you. Fantastic. Contacts are everything, however approach them … Continue reading »
How to position yourself for Promotion – and get it!

How to position yourself for Promotion – and get it!

On Tuesday the #YPNetwork had a Masterclass from global recruiters from the Willis Group, a leading global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker. Cat Gault and Lisa O’Brien shared expert tips on how to stand out amongst colleagues and external candidates. Want a Promotion? Then you’ve got to ask for it!  Utilise one to ones … Continue reading »
7 Life Lessons everyone should know

7 Life Lessons everyone should know

…for business and career success! Our last #YPNetwork meet-up in Colchester at the end of March involved our usual healthy mix of after work drinks, a few corn chips and lots of great career banter and mingling. It also included a game of chilli chocolate roulette and the sharing of ‘7 Life Lessons’ from successful … Continue reading »
Guest Post: It’s your Career. Take Control and Love it.

Guest Post: It’s your Career. Take Control and Love it.

Too often I hear people say: ‘I hate my job.’ ‘I’m so bored.’ ‘No one ever gives me anything meaningful to do.’ …And I bet you’ve heard them to. You might even have said them yourself. If you have, I have no sympathy for you or for anyone else who spouts such comments.  The only … Continue reading »
Time for a Career Detox for 2015!

Time for a Career Detox for 2015!

 Welcome to 2015! What will this year bring for you? If you are a traditionalist like myself then you would have diligently set yourself some New Years Resolutions – everything from getting healthier, fitter and being more successful in your career. Sound familiar?  Now we are entering our 2nd week of January some of those … Continue reading »