Hints to turn your CV from a list of jobs to a coherent professional history of achievements and skills to get you invited for interview.
One of the biggest problems many of my clients are struggling with is where to begin when writing their CV. Particularly if they have been away from the workplace for some time. So read on to discover my secrete to success.
For help developing your CV for today’s market give me a call or send me an email to set up an appointment.
For now good luck with your job search.
#CV writing, #job hunting, #career coaching
or use the contact form below to get in touch
Life Coaching changed my life and I thought it was time I shared that feeling. Prior to this I was happy in my work and life but there was something missing. As a person who gets more pleasure out of giving rather than receiving, someone who gets happiness from helping another to find their way, becoming a Life Coach seemed the perfect option. The fact that it took me until half way through my life seems a shame and when thinking about it, could it have been any different?
There is a wonderful Christy Moor song where he tells us that in order to share our boat with others we first have to build our own boat. I think that’s what I was doing, building my own boat/ life and getting to a place where my becoming a Life Coach was an authentic and natural progression.
What does being a Life Coach give me? the answer to this question is endless joy. When I start working with a new client either on life coaching or on career coaching or self care coaching, I become a witness to positive change in that person’s life. I become the guiding light for that client to improve their circumstances by focusing the mind and being strategic in their actions to achieve something specific.
As a Life Coach I drive life changing action and I support bold and brave steps to achieving a new and better life, one that we can all achieve and are all worthy of.
When I started on this journey I could not have known what becoming a Life Coach would do for my life and the lives of the people around me.
Would I do it again? If I had my life to live over again I would become a Life Coach sooner.
Are you suffering from Superwoman Syndrome? If something doesn’t change in your life how will things look in 5 years?
Superwoman syndrome is when we neglect ourselves because we are seeking to do it all !! Recognise anyone? Not yet, read on.
Do you have?
If you recognise any of these in your life you may be on the verge of a crash, just because you are not taking care of yourself.
We live in a culture where we feel that in order to be worthy of love we must be perfect at everything, perfect at work, perfect at parenting, perfect at being a lover and have a perfect size 10 and a perfect house to show everyone how absolutely perfect we are!
THIS IS NOT REALISTIC – NOBODY IS PERFECT
However, we as women have this huge weight that we carry around with us all day every day trying to achieve this perfection. And it is negatively affecting our health and wellbeing, it is worth it? Is there another way?
The answer is yes! Because there simply has to be another way. Why? Because this is not sustainable for anyone.
As women, we make a decision that in order to be successful we have to do it all alone, “because nobody will do it the way I do it”. We are busy running around all day every day not even getting 30 minutes out of the entire 24 hours to ourselves. What do you think this is doing to us? It is causing stress and what does stress do, well it won’t take you long to look up the negative effects of stress on our bodies and on our mental health and the answers are unspeakable.
So I will ask you again, if something doesn’t change in your life in the next 3 years how will things look.
If you could make that chance and you could to be the same effective, and efficient person but with joy and vitality and good health would you do it? If the answer is yes, now is the time, contact me for the chance to achieve this life-altering change.
September is all about Changing Careers
This is a subject we have talked about quite a lot in the past however we are still making the same mistakes. This month is about freshening up that CV and being in with a chance. Many of us get itchy feet in September; maybe it’s something to do with the proximity of the Holiday Season, who knows.
If you are in the situation of changing careers then your CV needs to promote a new and different message. YOUR OLD CV NO LONGER WORKS.
Making a run for it. Mistake No 1.
If you are struggling and you’ve waited too long to make the change the likelihood is that you now hate your job, you hate the people you work for and you are not crazy about your colleagues. And you want to make an escape as far away from what you are currently doing as possible.
This was me a few years ago so, I hated my job and hence career and this created anxiety and stress, so I left with nothing to go to. (Not the best idea) I then retrained as a coach, this gave me fantastic life changing skills and experience that I now use every day and I am now successful in this field of career coaching and CV writing. However it took me several years to get her. It has been a bit of an up hill journey. (There definitely was an easier way)!
On reflection what I could have done was regain my composure and reclaim my power within the workplace. It’s simple really, not easy by any stretch but a simple concept. If I had done that, then I could have regained my respect for myself and brought that to a different organisation. Because as it turns out I loved the career I had chosen but not the company.
The moral of the story, don’t make that leap before you have improved your situation. Make your situation better by repairing broken relationships, building more respect, finding your voice, growing your skills and becoming more competent. Once this is achieved you can then bring your newfound confidence to your next position.
The biggest secret don’t leave it until you hate going to work to make a change, at this point it may be to late to improve your situation and then you leave with nothing to go to. Consider mentoring or coaching as a support in your efforts.
Check out mistake no 2 tomorrow on my blog
As August is all about boosting our confidence in the workplace I thought it only right to have a look at career changers during September. Are you sleepwalking through your career? Is it time for a change?
Follow me during September when I will be talking about what the steps are to making a career change. If you feel like you’re ready for the change but don’t know where to start. Check out my blog or contact me for more information and support.
Is this what you feel like at the end of the day. Everyone else is taken care of and there is nothing left for you. The boss is sending you emails at 8pm at night and you are wondering where you will find the time to see your kids. Can’t seem to find the work-life balance everyone is talking about.
If the answer to this is yes then it’s time for a change. One of the most frequent issues my clients have is the always elusive ‘work-life balance”. How do it get this? I am often asked. This is where I do my best work, I start with the question of what does a perfect work-life balance look like to you? Most of my clients don’t know the answer.
Setting a goal is like punching in an address on the sat nav if you don’t know where you are going, how do you expect to get there? Coaching is the guidance you need to clarify what you want in our life and also what you no longer need.
If you need help to clarify where you would like to be and a little support to get there. Call me for a chat and let’s see what we can do together.