Monthly Archives: January 2013

Dress to impress at a Job Interview

It may sound like a bit of a cliché, but the first impression you make with a potential employer is the most important one.  And that first impression will be derived from how you look and what you are wearing. So, dressing to impress at a job interview is imperative, regardless of the work environment.  […]

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5 ways to make yourself Unpopular at Work

We’d all be lying if we said we weren’t really bothered whether we were popular at work.  I’d like to think that my diligent work ethic and my tremendous sense of humour is the winning combination that means my popularity levels at work are simply off the chart! Aside from my David Brent aspirations, I […]

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10 ways to fire someone, the right way: Part 1

Firing someone is never a nice task.  And believe it or not, it can sometimes be as stressful for the  manager doing the firing as it is for the employee being fired! There are plenty of horror stories of the methods in which some people find out how they have lost their jobs.   And of course most people who […]

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10 Sound bites that could ruin CVs in 2013

There are myriad clichéd sound bites that can ruin even the finest CVs and scupper your chances for success in 2013. Your CV will probably get between 15 and 30 seconds of time to impress a recruiter, so it would be a shame if it failed because it was so chock full of meaningless phrases and […]

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How to improve office productivity: Part 1

As an employee feels the manager’s presence over their shoulder; they instinctively press the Alt & Tab buttons on their keyboard in an attempt to hide whatever was on their screen – usually a website of some description. Who they trying to kid? It’s annoying and an obvious sign that the employee either doesn’t have […]

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How to follow up your job application: Video Guide

In such a competitive job market, following your job application up is vital if you want to stay front of mind in the eyes of the recruiter. After ensuring that your CV and covering letter are as good as you can make them, you can maximise the chance of success for your job application, by following it […]

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Killer interview preparation tips Video: Pt 2

More great interview advice In the first part of this video we looked at the first part of killer interview preparation tips that could help you clinch that next big job. Making that great first impression at an interview is multi-faceted; from what you are wearing , to the right handshake, maintaining eye contact and […]

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10 Things to avoid if you want that big promotion in 2013

Chances are that unless you own your own business, you are going to have a boss of some description for your entire career, sorry. And it is easy to make the common mistakes that will irritate your boss and make that next big promotion a difficult task. Having managed staff in the past myself, I’ve drawn […]

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5 Types of Bad Interviewers

You can sometimes come out of a job interview unable to fathom where it went wrong.  Sometimes however, a bad job interview doesn’t always mean that you were a bad job interviewee. Interview Focus It’s natural that when you are preparing yourself for the big job interview that your focus will be on perfecting your […]

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Dress to Impress, Dress for Success

In a recent blog, I stressed the importance of how dressing to impress would increase your chances of success at a job interview. If you heeded my advice, you should have created a terrific impression at the interview and hopefully clinched that job. But the real impact of your appearance will come when the rest of […]

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