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10 things you can do to stay in bed longer tomorrow
17 October 2017

I read an article last month which incensed me. It was entitled “15 things you can do today to get up earlier tomorrow”. Initially, it was  because I thought that it promoted the “hit the day early and you’ll be more successful” approach. However, on reading it, it was more practical than that, ostensibly encouraging us to break bad habits e.g. arriving late for work. Perhaps it should have been entitled “15 things you can do today so you will get up tomorrow”.

Photo by Cris Saur on Unsplash

Photo by Cris Saur on Unsplash

Ask, seek, knock….
10 October 2017

Is it me, or are there increasing numbers of social shares and online pieces about people finding it hard to get a response to a job application, company approaches or a phone call to a recruiter?

I’m hearing the cry: “I’ve sent out hundreds of applications but had literally nothing back. Help!”

Found a job advertised? Then don't apply…
30 June 2017

.. not just yet, anyway.

In this world of highly competitive interview and selection procedures, you need to be savvy to gain an upper hand.

CVs are usually not the best way of showing your passion, determination and personality and often it’s apparent work experience, previous employers and qualifications that swing the day in the first round.

So if you're a little lacking in those areas but know you could do a great job, how could you skew things in your favour?

Two words that will improve your application to interview hit rate
29 June 2017

Well, in a few cases it could be three or possibly four words at a stretch.

The words?

Your name.

While it may be obvious to those who have worked in the marketing arena that familiarity (and the trust that comes from it) is a powerful aspect of decision-making for most human beings, it’s possible others are less aware. So read on….