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Successful Social Media Habits when Searching for a Job – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I am Martin Buckland a global executive career management practitioner. Today we’re going to talk about the top six successful social media habits. I call myself a LinkedIn junkie. I’m always on LinkedIn because I teach it. I know how I use it and I want my clients to use it all the time. You need to have particular habits in order to optimize your results. You need to peak and go above and beyond what everybody else is doing.…

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How to deal with change and build self confidence – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

What is your purpose in life? Are you struggling with change and self confidence? Are you missing fulfillment in life or your career? Look no further because help is here!   Andy Thomas–leading career/life coach in the southeast, motivational speaker, and author–will be presenting Andy defines the blueprint for handling change and finding fulfillment in your life (both personally and professionally). By sharing his broadcasting experience and case studies from extensive career coaching, Andy will motivate and inspire you to…

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Episode 88 – The One Thing Holding You Back From Making A Career Change – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I have heard from many people that they have been wanting to change career direction for some time but are yet to make a move. Covid-19 has highlighted the need to make a move for a lot of people, for others it has forced them to consider an alternative career path. In this episode, I discuss a big reason many do not take the leap towards work that they love. Learn what steps you should be taking now if you…

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What Do Business Analysts Actually Do? (Aspiring BA Career Coaching Tips – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

One of the greatest joys in being an IT Career Coach is helping people change careers, and one of the most in-demand career transitions in IT is into Business Analysis.  If you’re an aspiring IT Business Analyst, read on for more career coaching tips on how to be a BA.   The first post of my three-part “Aspiring BA Career Coaching Tips” series will cover a question I get asked a lot – what do BAs in IT actually do? My…

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Stop Giving Away Expertise for Free (Video) – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Are you tired of selling your service, such as resume writing or interview coaching, and then ending up giving away valuable information and time on the back end? It’s time to stop that cycle and start packaging and profiting from your knowledge.Chances are you get asked the same questions over and over again by your clients, but just haven’t had a chance to put that information, coaching, or next steps into a resource that (1) gives you back precious time…

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The Ultimate Decision-Maker When Quitting Jobs & Accepting Offers – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Being a recruiter helped me hone my gut. No, not the gut from countless beers from boozy client meetings, but my instincts. As a recruiter, I dealt with both honest candidates and managers… and liars that cost me thousands of dollars. When that happens to you, you learn to start listening a lot less with your ears, and focus on the feeling in your belly. Do you trust your gut?   Regardless of what you do for a living, you…

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The Dangers of the “Average of 5” Rule – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I have learned profound wisdom from Jim Rohn, but one thing he taught, which many other coaches echo, is that we are the average of the five people with whom we spend the most time. The advice around this is to surround yourself with people who already have aspects of the life that you want for yourself to elevate your station in life. One study confirmed that it’s not only the five people closest to you, but also the people…

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Work Out What Your Next Job Looks Like – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Our dreams, our hopes, our ambitions are limitless. Think big, think grand. But understand reality is often limited by chance opportunities and our current circumstances. If it’s time for you to make a change and leave your current job, you’ll naturally aim for a career design that increases your chances of actualising your dreams into reality.    Usually, we have less control over our next job than we want. Maybe we’ve been made redundant, and those house payments are approaching;…

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Career Change And Impostor Syndrome – How To Increase Your Confidence When Changing Careers – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Impostor syndrome, or feelings of inadequacy despite having achieved recognizable success, is a phenomenon more commonly used to describe high-performing women who feel like a fraud (or impostor, hence the phrase) despite their high achievement. I have encountered clients (of both genders actually) who use the word impostor to describe how they feel when attempting a career change. When changing careers, you’ll be starting with less experience and achievement in your new field versus your existing one. As you rebrand…

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How Much Detail Should You Really Put in Your Résumé? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Both you and I know that there is no lack of advice out there, and one of the most frustrating experiences for those who are job seeking is how to figure out whose opinion is right. I invite my clients and my students to run others’ advice by me, and I don’t make them follow my advice (though I do have to stick to rubrics I develop for my students.) I encourage them to run experiments but run them fairly…

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Episode 74 – Finding the Courage to Change Career Direction – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

In this episode, I discuss the fears people have about changing careers and three tips to make a successful career transition. I share with you what I have been busy on behind the scenes My excitement to be participating in a TEDx Talk. What holds many people back from starting a new career? Know what it is that you don’t want to do in your work life. Think about what steps will it take to achieve your goal? Consider what…

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How To Land an IT Business Analyst Role (Aspiring BA Career Coaching Tips – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Want to know how to land a job as an IT Business Analyst?   I’ve helped many clients secure top BA roles through IT career coaching services, CV and LinkedIn writing. I’ve also helped clients break into the field, using transferable skills and career planning to gain an entry to this rewarding and varied profession.   In this three-part series, I’m sharing IT career coaching tips for anyone aspiring to become a BA. In the last post we covered –…

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What Is the Next Step in Your Career? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Are you stuck in a job that isn’t you? Ready for a career change, but have no idea where to start?  Or maybe you know what you’re looking for, but need a plan to get there?   If one of these 5 challenges (or others) is creating a bottleneck, keep reading! Paralyzing indecision about whether to change your job, employer, or career. Asking for a raise. Applying for a promotion. Moving to a different department. Taking on new projects or…

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The Journey of YOU – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

What is your purpose in life? Are you struggling with change and self confidence? Are you missing fulfillment in life or your career? Look no further because help is here!   Andy Thomas–leading career/life coach in the southeast, motivational speaker, and author–will be presenting The Journey of You Andy defines the blueprint for handling change and finding fulfillment in your life (both personally and professionally). By sharing his broadcasting experience and case studies from extensive career coaching, Andy will motivate…

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How to prepare for a successful job search – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Sally advises on an Eight-Point Preparation Plan combined with a Personal Commitment Contract.Watch the webinar to see and hear more detail on the Eight-Point Preparation Plan which covers the following steps:1. Job Search Outcomes2. Positive mindset3. Preparation time4. Resources5. Network6. Skills refresh7. Cheerleader squad8. Self-care & rewards.The Personal Commitment Plan is an important element to ensure you commitment to making the change that you want. We know that life can get very busy and distracting, so Sally advises that you:Treat your…

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Five Ways to Accelerate your BA Career (Aspiring BA Coaching Tips – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I love helping people accelerate their careers with career coaching. In this post, as part of our three-part series, I want to share some top tips on how to advance your career in business analysis. Read our earlier posts on How To Land an IT Business Analyst Role and What Do Business Analysts Actually Do?.   Be the person who always knows who to talk to and what questions to ask. Top BAs understand exactly how an organisation works. Not only do…

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Employed But Open To Opportunities – Three Passive Job Search Strategies – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Passive Job Search Passive job search isn’t always a bad thing. If you are happily employed, it is good career management to remain open to opportunities. Your dream employer may have a job opening in your field. A former boss, one of your favorites, may call with an opportunity to work together again. A recruiter might call with a job that offers a title bump, more pay, or an interesting challenge. Staying open-minded but not actively looking is passive job…

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