Approach

Author: 
Frank Hutton

You might be amazed at how many people when offered a shiny new job they’ve worked hard to attain, turn round and reject the offer and stay exactly where they are. If you’re looking hard for a new job right now, this might seem almost unbelievable, but let me confirm from decades of involvement in recruitment that it’s absolutely true. 

Author: 
Frank Hutton

For some dedicated Bicycle commuters in Boston, MA, the recent incredible snowfall was the ultimate test, not just of their enjoyment of their daily employment but also of their team-working ability and commitment.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

One of the least used parts of LinkedIn could be the most useful to you. I'm constantly finding users for whom it's a major surprise. I wonder if you can guess what it is?

Author: 
Frank Hutton

The business of changing your working life really is quite straightforward even though on the face of it, it appears incredibly complex and daunting. And the three simple steps I will share with you in this piece are born out of my experiences working with people over many years to change their lives for the better.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

“If it seems too good to be true...”

Author: 
Frank Hutton

My wife took up photography a few years ago. Our children had left home and were much less dependent on her, and she was looking for an outlet for her creative energies. She’s produced some great shots over the years and many of them adorn our walls at home. However the true value is one we did not anticipate.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

One of the key reasons why people want to change their job is because it’s 'not how it used to be'. Some key reasons for not doing anything about it are that it’s just too complicated, too exhausting or there are just no alternatives that work.

These things are valid and real for many of us. I have a great deal of sympathy if you’re feeling that right now. I’ve felt the same way at times in the past.

These things are also a wake-up call to all of us who are feeling happy, secure and fulfilled in our work.

Author: 
Melissa Kidd

In the first of a number of Blog posts, Melissa begins to tackle key issues we all face.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Following up on last week's piece, we've uploaded some information which we're sure you'll find helpful.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

I hope she’ll forgive me for saying it but my sister is a little nervous around social media. So it was with some surprise that I learned she had decided to get herself a Facebook profile. With the encouragement of my daughters, she’d been convinced that both understanding Facebook and being able to view their posts (photos especially) would make the ‘risk’ worthwhile.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

I receive a lot of invitations via LinkedIn to connect up with people. It’s mostly people I’ve never met. Some pundits will advise you to ignore them, but I’ve seen some good things come out of taking a quick look at a person and responding to them to enquire whether there is something with which I can help them.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

I am ending 2013 on a congratulatory note and on this occasion it’s to two women. There’s already plenty out there on what the guys are doing.

Interested in a marketing career?

It’s a much improved recruitment market as we enter 2014, but it still seems good jobs are hard to come by. In this session Frank will be exploring the breadth of opportunity that the marketing world can offer you and offers practical advice to ensure your career stays on the boil, not on the back burner.

It will be a high energy session with plenty of time for interaction and live, practical questions to ensure everyone comes away with something of value to help them, whatever your level or the stage of your career.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

According to this article which appeared in the FT last week, coaching has been given a new kudos and status as more and more companies and individuals are discovering the benefits and results it brings.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

... and still be as passionate, if not even more so, at the end as you were at the beginning. I urge you to be inspired by the story of Jiro. It's all about achieving mastery in your chosen field.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

It's a common complaint and one that leads to more and more frustration as the prospect of being able to change your life seems to become ever more distant.

 

 

Author: 
Frank Hutton

I wonder if you've even had time to think about that? You'll know whether you're happy in your work, but when did you last seriously sit down and wonder, how you were doing; or if you want more from your working life or whether there were any adjustments you could make to improve it?

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Or do you just keep driving around? Or maybe turn the map or Sat Nav upside down just in case it might seem clearer?

 

Author: 
Andrew Fawkes

A short piece by Andrew Fawkes on his own battles with procrastination and some inspiration to move on from them...

Author: 
Mark Williams

There has been a lot written about how to handle an interview, but I always find that doing the simple things is always the best advice. You have clearly already impressed the company with your initial approach and CV so now is the time to really prepare yourself to make the most of your opportunity.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

There’s possibly only one thing worse than hearing nothing back after having sent out a barrow load of CVs. That’s being rejected for the role that you had interviewed for and thought you’d got.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Want more connections, support and encouragement in all aspects related to your working life and your career?

Author: 
Frank Hutton

You may not believe this interview process, but it really did happen! See if you can work out which one will get the job and why.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Do you believe in Luck and Fate? I’ve got to say I don’t, but hear me out…

Author: 
Frank Hutton

I believe social media has done us all a big favour. Thank you Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter!

Author: 
Frank Hutton

I spent much of yesterday fighting a front guard action to keep the flood waters out of my Somerset home (again).

Author: 
Frank Hutton

You'll recall the previous post in this series, where I suggested that the business of finding a job is such a challenge that it is not one  you should face alone.

The potential for finding friends or colleagues for mutual encouragement or to provide a sounding board for you, is a real practical way of sustaining yourself through the process.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Actually, you probably need a few of them, if you are to have any success moving your career change, business idea or challenging job search ahead.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

While I'm writing this post, it is actually Friday.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

For many of us the thought of an interview is something akin to a visit to the Principal's office. Whatever the reason and whatever the circumstance we still quake a little internally, if not externally.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

YOU MIGHT THINK this a crazy idea - surely there are some things that are just not worth wasting time on?

Author: 
Frank Hutton

I've learned two key things about people and jobs in the last 35 years and they may sound contradictory: one is that everyone is different, and the other is that we're more alike than we think.

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