What impact are you making at interview? Go beyond the obvious

Interviews. Very few would say they enjoy them but they are a necessary part to moving forward in your career. There are three typical, and obvious, things people focus on when they have an interview: Knowledge about the company. What they will say when answering questions. What to wear. All of these three are important. However, there’s a fourth consideration [...]

By |2020-09-21T09:35:24+00:00September 21st, 2020|New role|Comments Off on What impact are you making at interview? Go beyond the obvious

Are your managers well-equipped for people management?

Typically, people who are very good at their job get promoted. This often means taking on people management responsibilities. Unfortunately, just because someone has performed well in their role, this does not mean they are well-equipped for people management. It’s also unfair to expect them to, unless they have either had some development in this area and/or they have learnt [...]

By |2020-09-21T06:31:00+00:00September 21st, 2020|Soft/people skills|Comments Off on Are your managers well-equipped for people management?

Your team needs to be good at building and growing strategic relationships

Strategic relationships – how much thought do you give them as a business? Your team needs to be good at building and growing strategic relationships for your business to grow and flourish, particularly in Professional & Financial Services, where success is very much based on your people. Furthermore, as we’ve all had to shift towards more virtual working, building and [...]

By |2020-09-01T18:43:43+00:00September 1st, 2020|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Your team needs to be good at building and growing strategic relationships

How to make your next career move – priority actions

Whatever the economy or current situation, there will be people who want or need to make their next career move. Whether you are looking for a new role internally, want to move organisation, or considering  your options, you need to be focused. To help you prioritise what you spend your time on, I’ve set out three key elements you need [...]

By |2020-08-17T08:08:43+00:00August 17th, 2020|New role|Comments Off on How to make your next career move – priority actions

A positive impact at interview

Whether you are moving on internally or seeking a new role externally, there will always be an interview. After all the hard upfront work, you need to make sure you’re aware of how you come across at interview to make sure you have a positive impact at interview and consider whether your current style needs some work. It isn’t about [...]

By |2020-08-17T08:17:13+00:00August 12th, 2020|New role|Comments Off on A positive impact at interview

Making your next career move: CV and LinkedIn profile

Your CV The key job of your CV is to help you to stand out in the pile/inbox and make it a no brainer that a potential employer should see you. Therefore, your CV needs to: make it super clear what your skills and experience are include ‘hooks’, so that potential employers want to know more be concise have a [...]

By |2020-08-07T10:06:18+00:00August 7th, 2020|New role|Comments Off on Making your next career move: CV and LinkedIn profile

Thinking, and acting, beyond the legal redundancy process

Redundancy is an unpleasant situation for everyone. Clearly, adhering to the legal procedure correctly is key, as this avoids additional challenges, financial and emotional repercussions. However, it’s important to think wider than this and consider how you wish to conduct the redundancy process. The ‘how’ can take an upsetting situation and make it more dignified and less damaging for everyone [...]

By |2020-07-13T08:53:07+00:00July 13th, 2020|Difficult work relationships|Comments Off on Thinking, and acting, beyond the legal redundancy process

Turning ‘Office Politics’ around – a real case study

"When I met Joanna I was in a tough spot, trying to navigate my way through some difficult political situations within my team and what felt like a very toxic environment.  After an initial conversation, I felt like Joanna would be able to help guide me through the next few months, so I signed up for a 7-session programme.  Joanna [...]

By |2020-07-02T17:04:32+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Office politics|Comments Off on Turning ‘Office Politics’ around – a real case study

Negative professional relationships: when to work on them and how to start

We’re all different. That leads to differences with those in our professional life – with some more than others. While some of these challenges may be occasional, others may be chronic and the ability to navigate them is important. Therefore, being able to manage conflict well is important as avoiding it long-term is not a good option. There are some disagreements [...]

By |2020-06-16T16:39:36+00:00June 16th, 2020|Professional relationships|Comments Off on Negative professional relationships: when to work on them and how to start

The essential skills your employees need to give your business the competitive ‘edge’

An organisation’s people are key to its success and give a business its competitive edge. Yet, so often businesses fail to help their people develop this edge. They go half-way; ensuring their people have great ‘technical’ knowledge and skills then stop at the ‘business’ skills their people need. If you missed my article on why these skills matter, click here. [...]

By |2020-06-16T13:31:55+00:00June 12th, 2020|Soft/people skills|Comments Off on The essential skills your employees need to give your business the competitive ‘edge’