Planning

Author: 
Frank Hutton

It could be a stressful day on Thursday 13th August - either because success has meant that the dream of a University place has now become real or because the route you thought you were about to follow now looks doubtful. Don't despair if it's the latter, all is certainly not lost and there are options, if you act fast...

 

 

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

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.

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

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: 
Frank Hutton

There is an incredible amount of advice online about this subject, so I have tried to distil 5 simple principles which will help you whether you earn £12,000 or £120,000 per annum or you’re an artist or a banker. I am assuming that with the improvements in the job market you may well find at least one of these 5 points useful very soon! 

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

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

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.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

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

Author: 
Frank Hutton

It may not be an effective angle if everyone does it, but I believe there could be some real advantages in the next few months to the new features on the custom-designed job seekers package on LinkedIn.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Following yesterday's article, I had an email from an old friend, David Amos, who works in digital publishing and marketing. His latest newsletter echoed some themes and mentioned others, so I thought it worth sharing with you.

Author: 
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?

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.