Category: Career Blog

How to make a smooth transition into retirement

One of the highest suicide rates in the UK is among men of 65 years of age who are in retirement. The main reason for that is that many men find the sudden isolation, the lack of job status and significance, the feeling of being useless and of having nothing worthwhile to do after the initial euphoria of retiring, very difficult to deal with. Read more …

Feeling Unhappy in Your Job? 3 Essential Tips For Changing Your Career

Seeking a new job, is a very important life-changing decision, but a necessary thing to do. Any change means growth, development and evolution, and can only make you a better person. When we dread change, we hang back in fear and lose the opportunities for surprises, personal fulfilment and even greater success. Eventually, we are then steeped in regrets. Read more …

Are you redundant or fired? Do’s and Don’ts for the next stage of your life

Everyone dreads being made redundant. Trying to live a decent quality of life means taking on certain responsibilities, like a mortgage and a family, which have to be continually serviced and provided for. Worse still, a job is a kind of status for who we are and wish to be. It is the anchor in our lives which emphasises our achievements, talent and potential. Read more …

Tips for excellent resumés and cover letters for BANKING Jobs

Working in banking is all about money and your resumé should show your readiness to go into that sought-after field and be very successful with it. Your keenness to shine in this particular hot house should be clear throughout your resumé. Your suitability, capability and experience at getting results must be immediately noticeable too.
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6 Key Reasons Why Writing an Interview Thank-You Letter is Important

Many people are so worried about how they have performed at an interview, they are likely to forget to write a thank you letter or to consider that it is not really important. But the interview thank-you letter could turn out to be very useful, especially where two interviewees might be in a tie situation and need something else to separate them. Read more …

Are you having difficulty getting your point across?

Whenever we observe behaviour, listen to someone speak or gather information, we draw conclusions. If we interpret (conclude) correctly, we are likely to respond reasonably and almost to expectation. If we conclude incorrectly, our response may be negative, undeserved or received in a way we did not envisage, as in when others act aggressively in ‘reasonable’ situations. Read more …

Elements of an Effective Resume

An effective resume is no rocket science. It is a mini-life story, in no more than two pages, to give a flavour of the person you are, in a concise manner, and without too many boring details. For that reason, it would have up to eight brief sections, like modules, outlining the major aspects of your working life. It can be adapted to suit any age or experience by just removing the sections that are inappropriate or irrelevant. The key sections are listed below in order of priority. Read more …

Five main reasons why some people continually fail job interviews

As a professional seeking to establish your career, do you find yourself going to job interviews and getting the same disheartening results? Do you see yourself as more of a ‘failure’ than other people and are wondering where you are going wrong? Well, there are five major reasons why some people keep on doing badly in interviews and it depends on which ones among them might be affecting you most. Read more …