career planning

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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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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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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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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The State of the Structural Engineering Industry from the ASCE SEI Structures Congress Part 1 of 2 – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In episode 02 of The Structural Engineering Channel podcast, we will be taking you with us back to the ASCE SEI Structures Congress in Orlando where we interviewed some guests on the current state of the structural engineering industry. This is actually one of two episodes from ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute(SEI Structures Congress). The other episode will be published on June, 19 on The Civil Engineering Podcast, in an effort to…

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