Flexible working – 3 ways to achieve a better work-life balance

After almost 2 years of juggling endless Zoom meetings, homeschooling and banana bread making, you’d expect working flexibly to be a given.  But still, for many employers, flextime and remote work aren’t the norm.  So, what is flexible working? The options are endless… Work less hours (AKA part-time) Job sharing with someone Start and finish […]

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The EASY way to give your CV a makeover

With the pandemic, did you know what recruitment teams had shrunk?  And at the same time, unemployment in the UK is now at 5% and more people than ever are applying for jobs.  There are less people doing the hiring and record high applying. Sounds like a recipe for disaster!  What this means is that […]

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3 steps to put your job search on autopilot

Does looking for jobs feel like a full time job? When you set your mind on finding a new job, it’s tempting to check if there’s anything new every day, a few times a day.  On the first day of your search, you might get overwhelmed by the amount of jobs you want to apply […]

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10 CV writing tips to get an interview

6 seconds… That’s the average time a recruiter will spend looking at your CV.  If you want a chance to get through to the next stage you’ve got to: Not get eliminated in the first 6 seconds Catch their attention with the information they’re looking for Sounds simple enough… Don’t get disqualified The first thing […]

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How to write a powerful personal statement?

Did you know that recruiters spent on average 6 seconds looking at a CV? That’s it. Sorry, I know you spent hours working on it but no one will read the whole thing.  Instead, they’ll probably just look at your personal statement and your current or most recent job.  You need to use those 6 […]

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How to get your job back during a restructure?

Just under 50% of UK companies think that they will have to make redundancies in the next few months because of the Coronavirus crisis.  If your company has already made use of the furlough scheme, it will come as no surprise to hear one of the big R words: Redundancy, Reorganisation or Restructure.  They all […]

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Is Covid19 your opportunity to pivot your career?

Are you about to lose your job because of Covid19? Right now, the Coronavirus health crisis is putting a lot of jobs at risk. Some governments are offering furlough schemes to support businesses and avoid redundancies but there’s no doubt that, when it all ends, some companies will have to lay off part of their […]

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Let’s talk money…

When you apply for a job, do you know how much it pays? Probably not. But why? Because companies don’t want to disclose how much they pay to their candidates who will keep asking for the max, to their employees who will all be wanting a raise and to their competitors who will offer more […]

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How to deal with rejection

When you’ve set your heart on a job it’s hard to hear you didn’t get it. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just applied, not been selected after an interview or lost your job, you’ll naturally be disappointed not to be the chosen one.  The intensity of your sorrow and the speed you’ll get over it […]

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Why you shouldn’t be afraid of stepping up?

Most of the times, when you apply for a new job, it’s because you’re not satisfied with your current one and want more. More money, more responsibilities, more everything… Basically, you’re looking for a step up.  

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