My quest for a stand-out LinkedIn summary!

My quest for a stand-out LinkedIn summary!

I always advise my career clients that your CV and your LinkedIn profiles should be ‘work in progress’ updating and adding to them on a monthly basis to ensure they are up to date. When I was doing a bit of ‘tidying’ on my profile the other day I noticed that my summary section was … Continue reading »
Career Circus Summer Celebrations

Career Circus Summer Celebrations

By Saffron Fidgett, Chief Career Ringmaster and Founder of Career Circus Ltd July is one of my favourite months, everyone is in the holiday mood and relaxed and for me it is an opportunity to stop and reflect with a nice cold glass of wine on how things are going with work and any changes … Continue reading »
My life is a Circus #2 – Applying for jobs is a health risk

My life is a Circus #2 – Applying for jobs is a health risk

I used to think that writing 3-4000 word essays on a laptop while high on caffeine and whatever sugary substance was the preferred one at the time was bad. Nope! This little cushioned guy arrived in the post the other day, because my wrist apparently dislikes looking for a graduate career. I sometimes catch myself thinking … Continue reading »

Top 5 FUN ways to improve your skills for 2014!

Here at Career Circus we want you to have fun while developing both yourself and your career, which is why I have collected five fun ways to get ready for the rest of your career in the new year!   1: Skills development with horses at Hush Farms Hush Farms create bespoke, unique personal development … Continue reading »

Four Reasons to Get a Part-Time Job When You’re At Uni

*GUEST BLOG from James Patterson, Master’s degree student at University of Lancaster* It’s a great idea to get a part-time job when you’re a student in university. Now you’ve got through the first term of your academic year, you should be used to your daily and weekly routine, and feel fairly comfortable with your daily life. Yet you … Continue reading »
Top 5 Careers of 2013

Top 5 Careers of 2013

*GUEST BLOG from Richard McMunn, Career and Recruitment Specialist* The New Year will soon be upon us and many people may be in the market for a new career. The thing is, how do you know which career fields are the ones that are not only in demand but also offer stability? By looking at careers … Continue reading »
Mentoring for emerging leaders: all you need to know!

Mentoring for emerging leaders: all you need to know!

****GUEST BLOG FROM Nathaniel Johnston, Leadership Consultant**** As an emerging leader within my organisation I greatly benefited from having a mentor. In this blog I would like to tell you what a mentor is, why it is a good idea to have a mentor and some of my suggestions on finding a mentor.  But first … Continue reading »
Saffron’s LinkedIn Essentials

Saffron’s LinkedIn Essentials

How professional is your LinkedIn profile? Over the last couple of weeks I have facilitated a couple of ‘LinkedIn Labs’ at the University of Essex for a whole range of students from 1st years to experienced PhD researchers and Teaching Assistants. We utilized the computer labs at the University to take everyone through best practice … Continue reading »

Coaching: the evidence

The business case for coaching as an effective development tool “70: 20: 10”– Lombardo & Eichinger researched the most effective learning model: 70% on the job, 20% through feedback, coaching and mentoring, 10% through training courses and reading “One size does not fit all”– one2one coaching and skills assessments boost self-awareness and confidence in expressing … Continue reading »
Getting to know…..me!

Getting to know…..me!

*Guest Blog by Nathaniel Johnston* I think that most would agree that all leaders need to have strong self awareness. I imagine most people think they know themselves quite well. Over the last couple of years I have been thrown into many new situations- having stepped out of the career plan I was following into … Continue reading »