Merry Christmas 2019

Thank you for a wonderful 2019

It’s a time to be thankful and reflect on all the great things that happened in 2019. I am privileged to have been part of so many people’s journeys in the past year. Clients who have rejoined the workforce after so many years of believing it was not possible. People who have make the change from one career to another and people who have found out what life can be like with a little self belief and confidence.

To all of my clients past, present and future. I wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

How to get a job in 2019 CV Writing Tips

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.

  1. We have stopped talking about duties now is it all about achievements, what have you achieved in each position, what did you bring to the table.
  2. When considering what achievements to add to your CV first read the job description, the essentials should all be reflected in your CV and the desirable as well if possible.
  3. Stay on message, your message is that you can fill this position and your CV is proving evidence that you have already done it successfully, through your examples.
  4. Never Never Never mention anything negative……. It’s all good!!!!

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.

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Life Coach why did I do it?

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.


Work Life Balance – or – Not

I have written about this in the past and no matter how often we discuss this problem I am still finding that the greatest number of my Career Coaching Clients are struggling with this concept.

Why is this still and continuously happening?  Is it the culture we live in or is it our own demands on ourselves in order to progress in our career?  Or maybe it’s both.

According to Brett Moffit in his article released on 5thNovember 2018 the average lunch break for UK workers is now just 22 minutes.  Why can we not leave our desk for the full hour?  Is it our own fear that if we are seen to be away from our desk that we will be perceived in a negative light by our boss or our colleagues?

Also in Mr. Moffit’s article it is stated that YouGov found that last year, one in five 25-34-year-olds in the UK were unhappy with their work-life balance and 46 per cent of workers feel that their jobs required them to work intensely.

What can be done about this?  The answer is often simple, notice I did not say easy but often it can be as simple as reasserting boundaries.  So many of us today are coming home from work and still checking work emails and texts when we should be enjoying our family time.  More often than not there is over-time to be done just to stay on track with a project, particularly heading into the holiday season.

When I talk to clients about this they often say “I have no choice” – “I have to do it to stay on top of things”. So what does this mean, are we being given too much work to do or are we not working productively anymore and so it is taking that much longer to achieve the success that 20years ago we could achieve between the hours of 9 to 5?

Even when we discover the definitive answer to this question what then, what to do? And even if we know what to do in order to change do we have the courage to do it?

Maybe we do have a choice all be it a difficult one. 

Career coaching is often the support needed to answer the questions above and to make that difficult choice in order to achieve that work life balance we all desire and are entitled to.  Contact me today for a free no obligation discussion on how life coaching can help you.