“So, tell us about yourself?”- What to say, when and how

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, Employment, Interviews, Jobs, Psychology, Resume, Unemployed, Work

When it comes to a job interview, you will probably have to answer a version of the age-old question, “So, tell us about yourself.” This simple interview question can fill many people full of dread, and constantly ask themselves “how much shall I tell them and about what?” Interviewers seem to love asking this question […]

Zig-Zag Career Paths

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, CV, Education, Employment, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Organisations, Psychology, Small Business, team leaders, Uncategorized, Work, Working at Home, Zig Zag Career

Would you describe your career as linear, a very nice straight line in a particular job or profession? Or like mine and many others, a bit of a zig-zag and haphazard career path? Having been at work now for more years than I care to remember, I have had a number of different careers and […]

Mr Darwin and your Career Evolution

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Evolution, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, Psychology, Redundancy, Small Business, Value, Work

Mr Darwin and your career evolution is a hell of a title I’m sure you will agree. Initially, it might be a tough sell to ask the reader to make a connection between what you do for a living and how, according to the theory, species evolve and survive. However, Darwin’s theory can be applied […]

Stronger Career Strengths

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Coaching, Career Psychology, Careers, Coaching, Employment, Interviews, Psychology, Strengths

The question “Tell me about your greatest career strength?” is, without doubt, an interview question we all love to hate.  Perhaps your line manager will ask you the question in your next performance review.  Or a recruiting manager will slot it into the conversation in a future job interview. Of course, we generally have no […]

Your Authentic Personal Brand Statement

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Coaching, Career Psychology, Careers, Coaching, CV, Influence, LinkedIn, Portfolio Career, Psychology

There are many misconceptions about personal branding, what it is, and what actually goes into an authentic personal brand statement. In principle, it’s a statement that represents you, your career reputation and what you stand for. When used for career development, the term “brand” is utilised as a metaphor for creating a compelling narrative, to […]