Career Advice

Tell Me What You Want (What You Really Really Want)

Want – “have a desire to possess or do (something); wish for”

In an age where every whim and seemingly impossible need or desire (no matter how outrageous) can be met with almost instant gratification, it both amazes and amuses me how so many candidates find it difficult to articulate clearly what they want, be it […]

By |January 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Career Advice||0 Comments

Act The Part – Get The Job!

You’re no doubt familiar with the term “Method Acting”. According to Wikipedia, it’s defined as “a technique of acting in which an actor aspires to complete emotional identification with a part, based on the system evolved by Stanislavsky and brought into prominence in the US in the 1930s.” Method acting was developed by Elia […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Career Advice, Interview Preparation, Opinion piece||0 Comments

Every Day’s A School Day (including Sports Day)

Some time ago I was discussing with a client the importance and value of continuous professional learning and development. Not learning for learning’s sake but for the development of further knowledge and increasing ones awareness of the things that matter most in our respective industries. He agreed with my assertion of the need to […]

Success – The Secret is “Giving Up”.

After almost 17 years recruitment experience, I’ve learned that the price of success like most sales jobs is perseverance and persistence. Never giving up until I’ve exhausted all possible options and there are always alternative options. I believe that my success has been built on the back of being persistent even when times/market conditions […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Career Advice, Opinion piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What’s your greatest weakness? – The Achilles Question.

I love to run. In recent years I’ve discovered the addiction of getting out in the early morning and pounding out the miles. For me it’s a form of purification and it also gives me the head space to focus on my goals for that day. It’s as much a mental exercise as a […]

Life After Audit Season

For God’s sake, will someone please think of the auditors? Whilst many of us giddily approached our return to work in January looking forward to whatever the New Year might bring, for many thousands of auditors across the country, the New Year heralded their commencement of their busiest months of the year, otherwise known […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Career Advice|Tags: , , |2 Comments

How to get the most out of your Recruiter! The keys to a successful relationship.

I’m serious. Outside of family, friends and work colleagues, the most important relationship you should cultivate if you’re serious about career development is with your recruiter. In the past I’ve found that the best relationships I’ve had with candidates and clients have had a number of common characteristics which I believe made them fruitful.

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By |September 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Career Advice|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Who Moved My Cheese? Why changing course and “moving with the cheese” is hard for us all.

A few years back, an old mentor of mine recommended that I read “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson. At the time I read a few pages not really getting the significance of it at all and quietly dropped the book to one side. The messages it contained simply didn’t click with […]

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Career Advice|Tags: , |0 Comments

Have Courage – Why Bravery is an essential in making any career choice

Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the ability to act in the presence of fear – Anon
It is an oft repeated mantra – “Don’t ever meet your heroes”, the theory being that they’ll invariably fail to live up to the expectations you’ve created in your own mind and that you’ll end […]

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Career Advice|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Soft Skills – The Hard Facts!

Are we guilty of setting up the youth of today for future career failure?
I recently had the opportunity to work with a valued client, looking to hire a junior administrator. Having advertised the vacancy as a “junior” role, I was immediately inundated with a large volume of applicants, many of whom were recent graduates from […]