“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 […]

Overqualified for that job………..think again.

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, Jobs, Overqualified, Psychology, Unemployed, Value, Work

Do you remember when you were bright shiny and new to the job market and applying for every job mentioning your qualifications? Only to be told you didn’t have enough experience or the necessary skills for the job. Very frustrating as I am sure you will agree. We have all experienced a very similar thing […]

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 […]

Celebrating Mature Aged Working

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Cambridge, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Psychology, Careers, Coaching, CV, Flexible Working, Interviews, Psychology, Redundancy, Unemployed, Work

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 […]