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If there was a top 5 of typical interview questions, this one would definitely secure a spot. Revolutionary, it’s not… but it’s still part of the standard interview playbook – a favourite of many recruiters, and hiring managers. So, if you’ve got a job interview lined up, it’s definitely one to expect and prepare for. […]
Over the past couple of years, I’ve worked with many, many clients dealing with – and reeling from – redundancy. Government restructures, economic downturn… redundancy’s become a part of the working landscape, and post-budget, there’s nightly commentary on looming job cuts. Economic reality or not, it’s a situation few people ever want to find themselves […]
I don’t know about you, but the future I grew up with was far-off, and faintly ridiculous. Whenever movies showed someone from the future, they were typically oddly dressed and more than a bit cheesy. They’d swan around in silver boiler suits, talking to brains in jars… or zip around in flying cars. Hard to take […]
Most of us struggle when it comes to discussing our personal strengths. One of the questions I ask clients the most – whether I’m helping them with career choice, career change or interview preparation – is what are you naturally good at? And I’m very used to getting a blank look in response. That’s fine […]
There’s been a lot of talk about personal branding recently, particularly in the business world – and more recently, in career development circles. Google the term and you get millions of results (I just did, and got 52,900,000). For all that, it’s a concept that many people misunderstand… Yet it’s really important for your future […]
When you think of careers… 1. What’s your idea of success? 2. What does progression look like? 3. What does promotion mean? Granted, the picture might lead you… but in my experience, most of us grew up with the idea of a career ladder – a steady, upwards career trajectory. Typically, it goes something like this: Get onto […]