How to get a job using LinkedIn

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

I find it really interesting to see how job search strategies have changed dramatically over the years.  Fewer employers are actually advertising job vacancies and I have had several clients looking to work on their interview skills recently who never actually applied for the job they are being interviewed for – instead they have been approached […]

Economic Crisis – it’s time to invest in yourself

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Who all read the article in the Dutch News yesterday: Economic growth at a standstill until 2014, says central bank “The Dutch economy is unlikely to improve over the next two years, with house prices and wages continuing to fall and unemployment rising, the Dutch central bank said in a report on Monday. The economy […]

Are you unique?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

I am getting toward the end of this series of blog posts covering a range of career change issues and in a few weeks I’ll be looking at other options open to you if you really feel that you need to get out of the job you are in or are just looking for other […]

The dangers of social media when job hunting

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Did you know that on receiving a CV, 47% of recruiters will check you out online first! Or that “Facebook is fast becoming the number one site used by professionals to hunt for jobs or be found for a job”? Scary isn’t it when you think about some of the rants, moans and comments that […]

Why some businesses succeed while others struggle (Part 2)

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Is your business not quite as successful as you’d like it to be? If so, I’d like you to take a few minutes to really think about how you would like your business to be – make notes if you want.  Think about how much money you would like to be making and who your […]

Are you the perfect candidate?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

So how are you feeling being back at work and already halfway through January?  Are you still thinking of applying for another job or changing your career direction completely? Did you know that these days employers are being swamped by the number of CVs and applications they receive for any new vacancies?  This is good […]

Are you Unique?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

I am getting toward the end of this series of blog posts covering a range of career change issues and in a few weeks I’ll be looking at other options open to you if you really feel that you need to get out of the job you are in or are just looking for other […]

7 Tips to Building Your Own Personal Brand

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

INSPIRATIONAL TOOLKIT – Issue no. 10.0101 Welcome to the first edition of my ‘Inspirational Toolkit’.  Click on the link above to find my top 7 tips to help you build your own personal brand.  The timing of this couldn’t be better as I am co-hosting a workshop in Amsterdam on the 21st of October entitled ‘Stand out from the Crowd’.  […]