How to create a career plan?

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Until a number of years ago I’d never really thought serious about the direction my career was going in. Yes, I’d had to set a plan as part of my annual appraisal when I worked for an international company however, as far as I could see, no-one really took them seriously and I’d never considered […]

6 steps to your ideal job

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

The vast majority of people have days when they moan about their work but do you continually find yourself thinking that your ideal job is out there somewhere if you only knew where to look. Here are six steps to follow in pursuit of your ideal job: Assume responsibility I have met several people in […]

Why have a career plan B

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

I have a number of clients at the moment who are either looking to change career or go back to work after a career break. I love being a part of their journey of self discovery as I help them try to figure out what it is they want to do and then create a […]

How to re-launch your career

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

The kids have gone back to school after the long summer holidays, the house feels eerily quiet and you start thinking, maybe it’s time to re-launch your career.     But just how do you go about it?       Here are 3 tips to get you on the right track: Know your values […]

Plan your job search strategy

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The reason for taking time to plan your job search strategy is so that you get clear on where you are going!   If you are struggling to find a job, have you ever felt that there’s just not enough time in the day? Most often, when we run out of time for projects or […]

Are you thinking of changing career?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

I was speaking with a client last night who, despite being in a job she really enjoys, has found an amazing job opportunity that she feels she just has to apply for. This particular position would be fantastic chance for her to something very unusual but it is in a totally different field from the […]

Looking for a job in 2014

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

A recent survey by LinkedIn found that just fewer than 80% of all workers are either actively looking for a new job or are open to hearing about other jobs. Are you thinking of changing career next year or are you going to start looking for a job in 2014? If so, it’s time to […]

7 ways to add value to potential employers

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Recent research carried out by recruitment giant Reed, highlighted 6 ways to add value to potential employers.  These are: Honesty Trustworthy Commitment Adaptability Accountability Flexibility With the top two being seen by 100% of the employers questioned in the study as either “essential” or “desirable”. I would add 7.  Open to new ideas and challenges. […]

7 Quick Tips to Cope with Job Transition

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

More and more people are looking to make a complete change in their career; some because they are fed up and feel the time is right for a change, while others are doing it through necessity after being made redundant. The problem is that job transitions can be stressful—whether they’re due to layoff, a new […]

Options after redundancy

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Earlier in the week I read an article in DutchNews.nl which talked about how the number of jobs in the financial services sector in Amsterdam has dropped by 18.5% since the start of the financial crisis five years ago. You can read the full article here but it makes for fairly depressing reading if you […]