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Could a career move be your best move?

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

ID-10076178Whether it’s Bruce Forsyth announcing his resignation from Strictly Come Dancing, or Steve Ballmer relinquishing his title as Microsoft CEO leaving a very mixed legacy, deciding to move to another position elsewhere can be a daunting prospect and requires careful consideration.

However, answering the following questions truthfully can make the task much easier.

  • Have you reached your full potential? If you believe you have met all the goals you (more…)

Fancy a change?

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Walt Disney was a former newspaper editor; Elvis Costello was a computer programmer 2002 --- Harrison Ford during a promotional tour for the movie K-19: The Widowmaker. --- Image by ? Viviane Moos/CORBIS and Harrison Ford was a carpenter. Career changes can and do work out but there are a number of considerations when contemplating a career change.? 1. Plan for a longer job search. Changing industries requires research and time.? Assess your financial situation and make realistic decisions.? This could even mean that you may have to consider an interim position or part-time work to bridge to your new career. But don?t be side tracked by short-term issues. 2. Stay grounded in reality.?? Successful career change is based on setting realistic goals and making an honest assessment of your skills, then matching those against the current market situation and conditions. 3. Network, network, network.? Networking is the key to any successful job search, (more…)

Are you employable? Answer these questions

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

There’s certainly some positivity about as Markit Economic’s latest survey on household finances found that fears over job security fell to a record low in January.

It certainly reflects the recent drop in employment across the UK.

But, let’s not be complacent.

Things like mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring, even in a strong economy, mean that career success is not necessarily 100% fail proof.

That is, unless you’re in control of it.

But, what can you do to ensure your “employability”? How about asking yourself the following, important questions?

Do you know what you contribute? Consider what establishes you as effective and (more…)

Giving more to those facing redundancy…

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Last week we discovered in the latest Northern Ireland unemployment figures that in 2013, there were a total of 2,011 confirmed redundancies.

This was somewhat positive- as much as it can be- as the number was down 40% on the previous year (3,353 in 2012.)

In Northern Ireland, some businesses seem unwilling to put such departing employees through a career transition programme (outplacement), whereby support and advice is given to staff to prepare them for the next steps outside of your company.

This may help them to secure employment within the same industry, a career change, start (more…)

What to do if you receive a job offer on the spot

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

When Jose Mourinho was asked last week if Chelsea had made any other bids for players except for Wayne Rooney in the summer transfer, his answer was: “No- and we won’t.”

The Chelsea boss was effectively handing Rooney the job on a plate and indeed, “We want you in our team” are the words any jobseeker wishes to hear.

But what if you are offered the position there and then, upfront at the very end of the interview, just like the Manchester United star?