Appraisals what are they good for?

Posted Posted in Appraisals, Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Careers, Coaching, Employment, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Psychology, Uncategorized

How many people have a good performance appraisal experience? How many line managers feel that they are just a “HR box ticking” episode (bah humbug)? More to the point how many people actually have appraisals at work? Having spent time reviewing a large organisation’s appraisal process, it is clear that there is a no one size fits […]

A Great Curriculum Vitae/Résumé……..the Evidence.

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Assessment, Business, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, CV, Decision Making, Disability, Employment, Jobs, Leadership, Mental Health, Portfolio Career, Problem Solving, Psychology, Resume, team leaders, Value, Work

One of the first questions clients usually ask me about is the help to create a great CV/résumé. The belief is it will get them the position or role they want, or perhaps need for their career progression. It’s generally a low impact way to seek professional career coaching support for career/job change. It can […]

CV or not a CV that is the question?

Posted Posted in Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Careers, Coaching, CV, Education, Employment, Home based working, Home Office, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Psychology, Resume, Small Business, Work, Working at Home, Working Parents

I can vividly remember a very peculiar lecture whilst studying for an MSc in Occupational Psychology. A recruiter arrived to discuss the recruitment process and the curriculum vitae (CV)/résumé sifting process. All interesting stuff. There we were sitting politely awaiting an evidenced based system for CV & candidate sifting. However, we were a little stunned to hear […]

Mind the Gap – Your Career after a Break

Posted Posted in 50+ Careers, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Path, Career Theory, Careers, Coaching, Employment, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Problem Solving, Psychology

Once upon a time an old chap said to me, that a ‘career is just a job that has gone on too long”. I guess having had several “careers” (or more to the point jobs in the past), I do understand how important careers to us all.  This came into sharp focus following a conversation […]