Tag: job hunting
Are you job hunting? Going for interviews? Need to come across as more articulate, persuasive or perhaps confident?
A few years ago, the BBC asked me to present a TV show helping job hunters to boost their confidence, improve their interpersonal skills and get the jobs they wanted. I filmed two seasons of the show. The first season was titled Who Would Hire You? while the second was retitled … Read more
Imagine for a moment that you’re a manager looking to hire a sales person to join your team. You interview lots of candidates and think you have narrowed it down to two strong candidates with very similar skills and experience.
You can only spot one real difference between the two. One of the candidates Amelia says that she has always been fairly strong at selling. From an early age, she … Read more
Looking for a new job? You’ll probably be really pleased when you get offered one. But HOLD ON! Don’t accept it straightaway! Is the job really as good as you hope it is?
Once you have been offered a job, it is your responsibility as a candidate to conduct thorough due diligence – research – on an organisation. I coach a lot of job hunters looking for new, better jobs, … Read more
I was running a workshop the other day for a group of job hunters (who had all recently been made redundant). Before helping them to hone their interview skills, I presented them with the following slide:
Before you jump into your job search, how about stepping back to think about what sort of job you should be doing next?
Will you be able to use your strengths?
On the bottom … Read more
A few years ago, the BBC asked me to present a TV show called How to Get Your Dream Job, in which I helped struggling job hunters to boost their skills and confidence in order to get their dream jobs.
I think that getting a job requires a combination of:
- confidence and
- influence and persuasion skills.
The job hunter in this episode had the knowledge, but lacked confidence … Read more
As a coach and author of books such as How to Succeed at Interviews, I often get asked to help clients with their job hunting. I often see two big mistakes happening. Firstly, too many people send out the same CV to dozens of different jobs – they’re almost guaranteed to get rejected a lot. Secondly, many people don’t make a great impact at interviews and end up being … Read more