Is your CV being rejected because of your social media?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

We all think we are fully aware of the impact of what we post on social media however, having previously worked in the oil and gas industry, I was very interested to read the results of a survey that was carried out by Oilandgaspeople.com, the world’s leading oil and gas jobs board. So, is your […]

7 ways of using social media in your job search

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

There are now so many different forms of social media and virtually everyone is using it in some shape or form.  So does it have a place in your job search strategy? Whether you like it or not, the answer is a resounding YES! And so this is the subject of this months issue of […]

How to use a blog to drive traffic to your website

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Today it is hot and sunny (which makes a welcome change here in the Netherlands!) but before I head for the beach, I just want to share 2 tips on how to use a blog to drive traffic to your website with you. So how do people find blogs? Well, it’s just the same way […]

How to create an effective blog

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

An effective blog is one that grabs peoples attention and gets them wanting to read more.  If you want to get more readers, your blog must grab their attention when they arrive, it must be easy for them to get what they want, and it must have a consistent and professional look.   I believe the […]

Why should I blog?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Today when I was shopping, I saw an interesting sign beside a pair of flip flops on the pavement outside a shoe shop.  It read, “Naked invisible man”.  It definitely got my attention and I just wish I had thought to take a photo to share with you! So, if you are thinking of starting […]

Social media marketing – 7 tips

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

At the beginning of each month, I usually like to write the latest edition of my Inspirational Toolkit and today the plan was to give you my top 7 social media marketing tips. However, for those of you who regularly follow my blog, you will know that recently I confessed to you that I am no […]

I’m new to social media- Help!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

If you are new to social media and how to market yourself online then look no further. (If however, you are an expert on the subject then please read on and then share your expertise as a comment below as it will be greatly received by both myself and my subscribers!) Over the next few […]

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 […]

7 Secrets to Successful Marketing

Friday, October 28th, 2011

In the final article for this particular mini series of blog posts I had to bring you the latest edition of  my Inspirational Toolkit, issue 13 – 7 secrets to succesful marketing.  The whole idea behind my Inspirational Toolkit was to bring you seven quick tips each month which would be easy for you to […]