Using algorithms to connect with human beings

How to get past the computer when applying for a job We all know that in order to get to an interview your CV, or application form often has to get past a computer. Increasingly there is no human involvement … Read More

Clinch the job with mindfulness

A new book that will inspire you to be more laid-back in your interview preparation “ Just relax and be yourself!” I imagine that you have all heard those words before. A kind friend might have thrown them your way … Read More

Putting a positive spin on your narratives (and feelings!)

Enhancing interview performance by digging deep Some of my clients come to me after a series of disappointing interviews. They may have applied for jobs that they could have got, but somehow their interview performance kept letting them down. So … Read More

Big data changes the work place

This week I heard a brilliant lecture by Kenneth Cukier, the digital editor at the Economist, talking about Big Data. He was giving the Anthony Howitt Lecture at CIMA (The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). The title was ‘Making Decisions … Read More

Professional associations: don’t worry about being a bit of a pest!

Whatever field you are heading for, I bet there is a professional association that is ready to help you. I still belong to the organisation that helped me launch as a market researcher a good few years ago, The Market … Read More

Career sessions in the City

I am always on the look out for new venues in London, and over the summer I had the good fortune to find a perfect room in the City. It’s just around the corner from the Guildhall and in easy … Read More

Timing a career re-launch in your twenties

I meet a lot of graduates in their twenties who are looking for a career re-launch. May be they feel trapped in the wrong career. Or may be they simply feel that their career never took-off. For those who feel … Read More

A bottom tip for Assessment Centre nerves

I read this week that it was scientifically impossible to shake with nerves at the same time as tensing your bottom. A fact that strikes a chord with me because I used to be a high board diver, and I … Read More

Psychometrics tests: to be or not to be truthful?

To mark Shakespeare’s big birthday I thought I would question the very nature of our being! A task that many graduates have to face every time they complete an online job application form. Psychometric tests are what we call personality … Read More

“I got three job offers!”

One of the delights of being a careers coach is hearing good news from graduates you have helped. So I was particularly thrilled this week to hear from a client who clinched his target job at PwC as well as … Read More