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Martin Gibbons Headhunters Workshop

Ever wondered what headhunters do? Ever wondered how headhunters find you? I've been preparing the workshop "How To Get Headhunted" for the last few weeks and I can't wait to deliver it on Friday. Although I have been coaching these various techniques for years, this...

Murray at Wimbledon

My nerves are shot watching Murray playing lubjicic. I realised something that job seekers and tennis players have in common. When the pressure is on and you're missing shots, the grass area on other side of the net gets smaller and smaller. At times the opponent is a...

Famous author’s visit

Last week was hectic and a little special, as famous author Isabel losada http://www.isabellosada.com/ was staying at chez Gibbons for a couple of days. As always, I look at these experiences to see what's in it for you. What can we use to advance your career. The...

Cool place to work

Just been to apple store to get iPod touch fixed in Glasgow. If our NHS were run like this we would have no illness. Chris looked after us like he was my GP. Better in fact. As part of my job in helping you find your ideal job I like to check out companies and see if...

Great livechat session today

Had a great live chat session today. Delighted that so many people would choose to spend a Saturday morning talking about their career to me. If I had badges you would all get one We talked about interview nerves, getting interviews, managing teams, stress at work and...

Job hunting for introverts

Lately I have received a few comments from introverts who feel the have wrongly lost jobs to less able extroverts. Is this true? Yes. It happens every day of the week. The conventional recruitment process is biased against introverts of all sorts. This is why I teach...

Are you perfect or interesting?

Just read a great post from Seth Godin. Let me add something to this. In terms of personality you cannot be both. These two personality traits, "perfect" and "interesting" tend to be mutually exclusive. What this results in is a workplace of interesting people trying...

Career Personality Quiz

Have you tried out the new career personality quiz from CareerPsychometrics.com ? It's only 5 questions long and takes about three minutes but you will be amazed at the results. As far as career personality quiz go, this is wee cracker. I doubt there is any faster or...

Career Advice is mostly wrong

Shocking as it may seem, most of the career advice provided is completely wrong! Look at who is providing the career advice to young people. 1) Teachers 2) Parents 3) Friends 4) The young person themselves. None of the above should be listened to when it comes to...