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Onboarding Career Coaching (Your First 100+ Days)

Peter Fennah provides insight into improving transition into a new role. A job change marks a key transition for individuals and organisations.  Most people find transitions stressful, taking energy and focus in order to navigate them successfully.  Most organisations experience a period of stagnation whilst waiting for the new job incumbent to start and successfully [...]

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On November 6th, 2011, posted in: Career Coaching Skills, Career Management by

Punching above your weight in the recruitment market

Careers specialist John Lees reveals low-cost strategies to recruit the best   If you have any responsibility for recruitment, you’ll be aware that everyone is talking about talent management – finding and keeping the best people.  Some pundits believe that we’re on the verge of a huge skill shortage.  If this is true, employers will [...]

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On November 6th, 2011, posted in: Talent Management by

Gaining a Promotion

No one likes the thought that their career is standing still. The idea of staying in the same position, working on the same task, surrounded by the same faces is the sort of notion that can quickly drive people insane. This is why promotions are so important. Not only is it one way of being [...]

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Learning Not To Commit Career Limiting Actions

Careers author John Lees reveals how we get in the way of our own career prospects   Are you setting traps for yourself? You’ll be familiar with the ways external events and even your colleagues seem to conspire against your career prospects.  Organisations can do it too – Manzoni and Barsoux’s Set Up To Fail [...]

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Negotiating a Pay Rise

There is no shortcut to making an effective negotiation, although if you do have compromising photos of your boss it won’t hurt your chances, but could be interpreted as blackmail, so perhaps the best idea is to construct a solid case reasoning why you should get a pay rise. The case is important because it [...]

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Only Connect

Careers author John Lees shows you how to create positive networks to enhance your career.   Understanding the hidden job market More jobs are being filled by indirect methods than through advertised vacancies, and this hidden job market keeps getting bigger.  Employers dislike risk – they would rather hire someone who’s a known quantity.  This [...]

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On November 6th, 2011, posted in: Job Search by

Getting Clients Over The Stumbling Block

Careers author John Lees owns up to getting stuck at a critical stage with career coaching.   Career coaching is about helping clients set real goals.  Clients need to explore the difference between pipe-dreams that we have no intention of acting upon, and real goals that we might just do something about by taking the [...]

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On November 6th, 2011, posted in: Career Coaching Skills by

The Art of Stunning Presentations

Whether you’re presenting to clients or colleagues, you need to know what you’re doing.  A good presentation counts because everything you do and the way you do it is taken as an indication of supply standards.  If your presentation is sloppy and under-prepared, your audience will assume that’s how you do business.  If your presentation [...]

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On November 6th, 2011, posted in: Skills for Business by

Is Self-Employment Right For You?

John Lees provides some points to consider carefully for those looking at self-employment. Work out what draws you towards self-employment (e.g. freedom of action, being your own boss, doing a job you love…).  Look seriously at how many of these drivers you could achieve in a conventional job (e.g. running your own profit centre within [...]

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On November 6th, 2011, posted in: Career Planning by

Advice for Older Job Seekers

John Lees has a range of tips for job changers who can still remember old currency: Don’t miss out your date of birth on your CV (put it on the back page).  If you miss it out, the employer’s attention is immediately drawn to your For the same reason, it’s generally not a good idea [...]

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