Career Strategies & Advice

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Preparing for a Change - Career Strategies Series #1

With light now at the end of the Covid tunnel, does it feel like the right time to move on? If so...

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Your Personal Brand: Are you giving it the attention it deserves? - Career Strategies Series #2

This blurred the boundaries between working from home and ‘living’ in the office, forcing many to...

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Work with an Executive Search Firm: Lay the foundations for your next move, now or later - Career Strategies Series #3

A Bureau of Labor Statistics survey found that in the US, people tend to change job an average of...

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Make Sure Your CV Adds Value - Career Strategies Series #4

A quick Google search for tips on how to write a CV generates over 100 million results. Yet despi...

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Make Your Cover Letter Count - Career Strategies Series #5

From an executive search firm’s perspective, the decision on your suitability for a role will nev...

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Client Interview: Be the one who stands out in person and online - Career Strategies Series #6

The blurred boundaries between working from home and ‘living’ in the office are forcing many to e...

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Techniques to Ace a Competency-Based Interview - Career Strategies Series #7

What is the purpose of a competency-based interview? Behavioral or competency-based interviews a...

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Psychometric Assessments - Career Strategies Series #8

They offer an extra lens through which to view a person and play a part in forming a more complet...

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The Offer: How to negotiate your package and your resignation - Career Strategies Series #9

We advise candidates to consider the initial offer for 24 to 48 hours before responding. How to r...

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New Jobs, New Start - Career Strategies Series #10

Congratulations, you’ve been chosen above all other applicants and can be fully justified in feel...

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Have your sights set on the C-Suite? Part One: It’s time to sit yourself in the driver’s seat

Reading these installments may conceivably spur you on to hunt for a new C-Suite level role with...

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Have your sights set on the C-Suite? Part Two: Ensure your CV works just as hard as you do

Our new ‘Eye on the C-Suite’ series explores the ascending drive to the top and offers a strategi...

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6 key traits and behaviors to make it to the top. Eye on the C-Suite series: Part Three

Our ‘Eye on the C-Suite’ series explores the ascending drive to the top and offers a strategic ro...

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Nine Types of Leader: From the Alphas to the Lovers, which one should be leading your organization?

Mark Freebairn: Where did you get the idea for this book? James Ashton: During my long career in...

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Soft Skills: The rapid redefinition of key leadership

Soft skills: They’ve always been an important trait for successful leaders, but with the strain o...

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Mentorship: one plus one equals three

From Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, Yoda and Luke Skywalker, Sheryl Sandberg and Larry Summers -...

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