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

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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 […]

Stronger Career Strengths

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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 […]

Celebrating Mature Aged Working

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We all know that the job market is challenging for everyone regardless of life stage we find ourselves in. Clearly motivation and how you feel about recent events. For example, a redundancy or losing a job you loved, may well impact on your ability to bounce back. Needless to say you may not necessarily feel […]

Be Career Brand Savvy

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Business, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Narrative, Career Passions, Career Psychology, Careers, Coaching, CV, Employment, Interviews, Jobs, Networking, Portfolio Career, Professional Identity, Work, Working at Home

Did you know the word brand comes from the Viking to “burn”? Over time the word moved on to “brand” cattle (see the connection with burning). Onward to imprinting your printed brand in the 19th century. Needless to say a bit of useless information you will probably never use again. However, we are awash with brands […]