Let’s get this right. Self-development does not mean there is something wrong. It simply means making the best of your potential. In most cases, it’s pushing yourself beyond what you think is possible and achieving great things.
This post is designed to help you create your very own self development plan.
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The nation stopped singing ‘It’s coming home’ at just gone 9.30pm on Wednesday 11 July. The post-match analysis began. Yet what is it that was so great about the collective dreaming prior to that moment, despite the loss? It was the positivity and mood lift that it bred. People were genuinely in a good elevated mood. People came together, felt positive, inspired and looked to the future.
It’s not just football. Think back to when you were asked as a child what you wanted for Christmas. There’s every possibility you pushed the boundaries with your response.
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Coaching services are everywhere and especially to be found via social media. Quotes here and quotes there all luring you in and selling you a better future. Yet what are the benefits of being coached?
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Whether it’s the elevator pitch or the summary on your CV there are a few key steps you can follow to ensure you get the perfect balance between getting across what you do and what you need help with, without going overboard. Continue reading “How to summarise what you do”
If you are about to leave school or sixth form college here are some tips that are guaranteed to help you create an effective CV … Continue reading “Six invaluable CV tips for school leavers”
Let’s start with me coming clean and admitting my profile photograph is far from perfect. For starters I did it myself, using Photobooth. The lighting is dreadful, I’ve got glare on my face, and I could do with a haircut! I also look far too relaxed to deem it being professional. What I need is somebody who I can trust, who can take a photograph of me to represent my business and what it stands for and without charging me the earth to do so.
In the meantime, I continue to develop my understanding of what it takes to create a perfect profile photograph. Most importantly because I’ve stumbled in to offering profile photography as part of the cvornotcv range of services, and practically always being attached to my camera – I thoroughly enjoy it. Plus clients have felt confident with what I’ve produced.
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If you’ve taken time out to raise your family, returning to work after a break is often quite a daunting process. Yet it doesn’t need to be.
For some women it’s not just about getting back in to a satisfying role that matters, it’s about finding one that fits around the childcare.
The good news is that skills you never thought you possessed become part of your daily routine. For example: planning, organising, coordinating, team building, and even mediation. The list is endless. It’s just unfortunate that most employers do not yet recognise the talents that a stay at home mum can possess.
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Whether you need to find a local reliable plumber, get investment for your business or find a job – networking is of benefit. With the burgeoning pressure of social media there’s no escaping it. Yet why do many still shy away from networking? Continue reading “Overcoming your fears of networking”
We’re all so conscious about ensuring we get our message across that sometimes we give far too much unnecessary information away. When it comes to your CV it is common to include data that if omitted will certainly de-clutter your page.
Here’s what I recommend you take out from your resume, if you haven’t already:
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We’re all guilty of putting things off, or delaying the obvious, some people more than others. But why do we do it and more importantly how do we avoid procrastination?
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If you haven’t already heard of LinkedIn you really ought to get yourself a profile.
A LinkedIn profile can open doors to opportunities and networks. Whether you’re in the market for a new career move, or if you are currently one of the lucky few content with your job.
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Should you explain gaps in your CV or should you lie and cover them up? Whether you’ve been travelling, unemployed, had a baby, been sick or even cared for a loved one, having a ‘gap’ in your career history can often leave you feeling awkward and lacking confidence when applying for a new job.
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