Mindset

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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. 

Frank Hutton
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Frank Hutton

When speaking at a recent event, some eyebrows were raised when I claimed that poor recruitment causes motivation problems for a team. The impact of poor recruitment has now been quantified by International recruiters Robert Half.

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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.

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Frank Hutton

We're closed from December 24th until 5th January 2015 when we're back in business.

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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?

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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.

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Frank Hutton

“If it seems too good to be true...”

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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.

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Jayne Saul-Paterson

In her first blog for Hutton&co, Jayne Saul-Paterson shares something of her past and reveals something of her passions in the process. Feel free to leave a comment via the box at the end if you relate to her piece or have your own wisdom to share.

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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.

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Melissa Kidd

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

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Frank Hutton

OK so we're not officially on Queen Square, but the view out of our window, when we're not too busy to look, is Queen Square - even if it resembles the harbour slightly due to the amount of water that's been rained onto it.

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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.

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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.

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Frank Hutton

Or perhaps you've always hankered after running your own show but can't fund a gap in income while you get things moving? I spotted this list of 25 ideas today which might help you bridge the gap (whatever your current role!).

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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.

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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.

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Frank Hutton

I think we all know LinkedIn has become an essential part of the job hunting/application process.

It’s often easy to see when someone is gearing up for change - the number of connections they have suddenly increases, they join more groups, they have a flurry of recommendations appearing  on their profile - all tell-tale signs that they are about to start or are already job hunting; all great news for recruiters who have the tools and knowledge to spot that kind of thing. They will find you if you are what they are looking for. That’s all fine.

However, by limiting your use and interaction with LinkedIn only to times when you’re actively pursuing a move, you could be missing out on its true worth. By maintaining your profile’s currency and through building and cementing your network you bring a host of benefits that dramatically reduce your need to job hunt in the future. Sounds good, doesn’t it!

Don’t believe me? Read on....

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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.

 

 

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Andrew Fawkes

Are you proud to be a part-timer? Is it a title that you revel in as a flexible worker, someone who balances the pressures of responsibility and adds value to an employer who needs all of your skills but not all of your time?

Or do feel like you have to explain that you’re not a shirker, and that you are indeed fully committed to your employer’s goals?

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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?

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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?

 

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Andrew Fawkes

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

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Frank Hutton

If you get a little lump in your throat at some point when watching this exceptionally well-crafted video, you'll be in good company. Perhaps it will inspire you about where you are now and where you could be. Thank you Ernst and Young.

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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.

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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.

Frank Hutton
We're happy to give individual support, when you need it. Just call or email us via letstalk@huttonand.co Or if you need a general resource then this external website is very comprehensive.
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Frank Hutton

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

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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.

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Frank Hutton

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

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Frank Hutton

I'm grateful to @DickieArmour for bringing this one to my attention. It's great to dream; it's even better to act or those dreams remain a fantasy which might frustrate, distort and depress.

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Frank Hutton

Happy New Year to you! That's what we say and I generally mean it when I say it myself to others. So is it just a phrase for you, like 'How do you do'? Or is it just a wish (I don't recommend 'wishing' as an effective tool to make things happen)?

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Frank Hutton

I have just come across an excellent piece written by Greg McKeown on how even the very best of us can get de-railed careerwise.

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Frank Hutton

So, should you pack away your CV and job hunting shoes until January and a New Year dawns?

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Frank Hutton

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

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Frank Hutton

When was the last time you really checked an email before hitting send?

When did you last review the CV you've been using for the past 6 months?

When you updated your LinkedIn profile last month, did you check it for spelling?

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Frank Hutton

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

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Frank Hutton

It's probably not a surprise that any impactful experience is likely to result in some further change in a person's life as they adjust to the new 'normal'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Frank Hutton

As part of my personal mission to achieve a balanced (and realistic) outlook for everyone living in our sceptred Isle I'm giving you a whole blog post dedicated to Good News - something very close to my heart. 

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Frank Hutton

I was struck last week by an article online from the Telegraph, talking about the anxiety people feel when the next working week seems to loom large on the horizon.

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Frank Hutton

It's time to turn the tables. When I saw this online I thought it said reams about operating in a world where you understand what to do in a situation (like switching on the TV) but are not entirely sure how it happens (what happened to cathode ray tubes?).

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Author: 
Frank Hutton

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

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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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