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Finding purpose to what you do

If finding purpose in your work matters to you then read on. I never know what to call people who are doing one of my courses; student? customer? I think I will settle on reader. Anyway, I got a nice email from one of my readers which went something like this; I was...

Ideal job workshop tomorrow

I always look forward to live gigs and tomorrows is no exception. In fact I’m quite excited about it because the workshop is on my favourite subject – discover your ideal job. This is where it all started for me way back. This is also where I made my big...

Interview coming up?

I got this in from one of my clients but as it’s a common scenario I thought I would share my response with everyone. Hi Martin, Interview No 10 coming up and still no job. If you are getting interviews the old fashioned way by applying to job ads then you can...

Ideal job eludes most people

The votes are in and it’s pretty clear that the area of career development that most people want help with is in figuring out what their ideal job looks like. I asked people to vote for which workshop do they want me to deliver; 1) ideal job 2) getting...

Job Ideas

Are you looking for job ideas? Are you still trying to answer the question “what am I going to be when I grow up?”. If so you are not alone. Do you feel that somewhere out there there is something that you were simply born to do? Well the chances are,...

580,000 new competitors for your next job

I have just received an email in from Reed.co.uk You have probably seen their TV adverts recently. (Daft annoying adverts at that). They have proudly announced that this campaign alone has added 580,000 new CVs to their database. So what’s that to you? Well...

Career change has never been trickier

Once the hermit is out the bottle it’s never going to go back in. So even though jobs are hard to come by, the number of people who want make a significant career change has never been higher. The desire to change career overrides common sense and...

Creative day

I’m at the hospital today with a friend. It’s a day of “hinging aboot” however it’s not a wasted day. I have decided to make this a creative day. What do you think of when we talk about creativity? Would it surprise you to know that we...