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10 Steps Freelancers Need to Follow to Build Online Brands

Salespeople have understood the importance of the know/like/trust factor for decades. In the age of social media, it is as vital as ever –, especially for freelancers and consultants. Building a presence online is key to getting your name out… Read more »

Freelancers, Coaches, Consultants: Don’t Try to Be Everything to Everyone!

When I work with my clients to help them establish their presences as independent contractors, one of the first things we do is create a killer LinkedIn profile that stands out from the crowd. To do this, we start by… Read more »

Freelancers: Stop Spreading Yourselves Too Thin

People keep telling you to go to this networking event, join that networking group. They say you need to be active on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.You’ve done it all. You’ve followed the advice – but nothing seems to be… Read more »

Freelancers, Coaches, Consultants: Your Website Stinks

I’m just being honest with you. Yes, you can shoot the messenger – but before you do, take a minute to think about your website. What is the purpose of your website? Have you ever really considered it before? Are… Read more »

Using LinkedIn to Make Your Freelance Business More Visible

If you run an independent business as a freelancer, you need to be prospecting for clients on LinkedIn. The site, when used correctly, can be your secret to getting clients chasing you. Before you start prospecting, however, you need to… Read more »

The email that will change your life. Period.

You will have noticed how I was offering a free coaching session. This message came straight into my inbox and I need to share it with you. ….. it was like I was reading my own story back. This person… Read more »

Q&A Special on Finding Clients

I’ve been doing a little research with my weekend… So, I tend to not work weekends, but all of this business talk got me thinking and I was intrigued to know what the biggest problems that Freelancers, Contractors and Coaches face.… Read more »

I believe Job Search can be fun – here’s why!

I know that when something like redundancy happens, it doesn’t feel like fun at all. Even when we bring about change ourselves, it can be daunting and scary! Whatever the situation, what do we do? We bury our heads in… Read more »

Resisting something – this is probably the biggest breakthrough

I was talking with a client today; it was a great call. She was resisting doing things – and, deep down she knew she was. It was like the BIG elephant in the room. I mean, don’t get me wrong,… Read more »

Focus is what you’re seeking – learn how…

FOCUS is what get’s you the results you want! Distraction can be dangerous. Boredom can be another issue. But getting the result you want leads to ONLY one thing. You either want it, or you don’t, it’s that simple. Getting… Read more »

It’s never too early to start considering next year’s goals…

With New Year on the horizon (scary I know), I just wanted to make sure that you’re starting to consider next year’s goals now (don’t leave it until January 1st!). I am putting together a series of free coaching sessions… Read more »

Is your brain jumbled with forgotten or unfinished tasks?

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started…” Complete your unfinished business! Your brain does not like things to be left uncompleted and it will… Read more »

What’s stopping you?

Begin before you’re ready! This is a big one, so many people want perfection, now! They won’t start or do anything until it is PERFECT. The thing is you LEARN by doing, NOT by being perfect. You perfect your plan as you… Read more »

Complimentary Training {How to prepare for interview)…

As you know I had my live stream yesterday, and this is your chance to see the recording – just click here…. It was all about preparing for interview. I show you how to influence the hiring manager before you… Read more »

The Serial Interviewee {My Client}

One of my lovely clients works in Finance and loves the interim Contractor positions in terms of the day rate these can provide.  So, as someone who is used to interviews she decided to put my advice to the test,… Read more »

Are you going to gamble your salary away on “just” an interview?

Some people like them! Some people don’t mind them and others just absolutely hate them! My other half falls into the latter camp – he hates them! Do you hate interviews? Do they send you into a spin, even the mention… Read more »

The thing you’re resisting is what you MOST need to do!

The thing you’re resisting is what you MOST need to do! You know it don’t you, it kinda of creeps up on you just as you’re about to go sleep! That annoying voice which says “Ahhh, I’ve still not done… Read more »

How to attract Infinite job offers through LinkedIn…

It’s time you know it is…when was the last time you updated your profile or updated it and you then thought (wow this is AMAZING?) LinkedIn is your online superpower when it comes to job hunting.  Don’t waste it.  What… Read more »

The Brand is YOU, The Brand is YOU!

You are good at what you do – you just don’t know how to showcase it? Does this sound familar? I will show you how to market yourself as a brand in order to get the attention that you deserve,… Read more »

Not knowing is NOT a Valid Excuse!‏

You only know what you know right? If you have never heard about it or nobody told you, well then it’s not your fault is it?  Wrong!  So let’s give you a little example about what I mean here. You’re… Read more »

Are you suffering CV/Resume Shame? Read this…

I’m sorry to have to break it to you, but your CV is vanilla and I bet you’ve never even known! The fact is that so many of you are suffering from what I call ‘CV Shame’ and as I… Read more »

Stop listening to the so called career experts (this includes me!)

Does this sound familiar? You can review website after website on careers and let’s be honest, get bored to death in the meantime. Trawling through hundreds of sites to get all of the information you need is – well, let’s… Read more »

Stop being vanilla this won’t get you Hired!

You get it, you understand you have to sell yourself in order to get hired.  If you struggle with this, you are not alone.  I have worked with sales people, who can sell any product or service but when it… Read more »

Not getting the results you want? Build a door…

Not getting the results you want? Then build yourself a door. If you don’t someone else will…. Here is an example of how I built my door to get what I wanted…  The point is what are you doing? If… Read more »

Job Search Roadmap is here!

You know what you want… You want it now…. not in 6 months’ time or longer! You and I both know that each day that you’re not working (or if you are working but not earning what you should be),… Read more »

To win in the job wars, first assemble this arsenal

When job hunting, the one thing you need to learn is how to re-engineer the process, now don’t panic this is simpler than it sounds. Think of it like baking a cake (I’m afraid I’m a hopeless cook), but it’s… Read more »

You’re at fault with your job search & here is why!

This blog post may have rattled you a little, if it has, it’s done the job I wanted! Just before you hit me with a tirade of abuse, just listen for a second to what I am trying to say…… Read more »

LAST CHANCE: GET YOUR FREE COPY “GET COMPANIES CHASING YOU” TODAY OR LOSE OUT!

TODAY is the LAST DAY you can download my book from Amazon for FREE It is available NOW but only until 6pm tonight UK time!   This book is aimed at the job seekers & the people happy in their current… Read more »

2 DAYS LEFT GET YOUR FREE COPY “GET COMPANIES CHASING YOU!”

There are only 2 days left to get my book that has now hit Amazon for FREE It is available NOW for FREE until FRIDAY 26th August.   This book is aimed at the job seekers & the people happy in their… Read more »

Why you need a CV/Resume even if you‘re happy in your job!

Why you need a CV even if you‘re happy in your job!  This confuses a lot of people I speak to. You see, I’m a career coach, and I often work with clients who are actually quite happy in their… Read more »

To get Hired, you don’t need be better just different! (Part 3)

You don’t need to be better just different I was working with a client yesterday, and she had been taught to create a CV using fancy adjectives and using the standard CV format. So why am I getting on my… Read more »

Act like a man to get more job opportunities!

When working with my clients, I noticed something and I wanted to share this with you!   You won’t hear me say this phrase very often if ever again… but in this situation, if you’re a woman, this is the… Read more »

Get your employer to help you find your next job!

You’ve got a job but you’re starting to realise that you need to move on. You have no idea how long it will take to find another opportunity – it may be tomorrow, but at the same time, it could… Read more »

How to ‘Network’ in the virtual world.

Why people don’t connect with me on LinkedIn! (How to leverage your existing connections!) and why you should… Funnily enough not everyone wants to connect with me because they think I am going to critique their profile. I won’t (unless… Read more »

The No. 1 LinkedIn Blunder: Are you making it?

Time and time again I see glaring mistakes on LinkedIn profiles. I want to make sure you aren’t making any of these mistakes and if you are, well at least you will know and you can do something about it… Read more »

On LinkedIn & Thinking Now What?

Get Business Savvy… I must admit it drives me a little crazy when I see a poorly executed LinkedIn profile. Check out the before and after shots below:- See what I mean? The before shot does nothing to make us… Read more »

The Old School Job Search is dead & buried

If you have recently read my book (or you’re going to!) you can catch it here… you’ll know by now I’m not a fan of the wait and see game. Let’s ping that CV/Resume over to the job site or… Read more »

Get Companies Chasing You – FREE on Amazon NOW

  I am really excited to let you be the first to know that my book has just hit Amazon and you can get it for FREE for a limited time – right now! It is available NOW until FRIDAY 26th August.  … Read more »

The Secrets to a Successful Interview (Part 2)

Learn what your employer wants to hear! Being seen as extremely professional at interview is easier than you think. I’m about to show you how you can stand shoulders above anyone else just by making sure you follow a couple… Read more »

Get your new boss to love you in the first week!

OK, so you’ve been hired! It will be no surprise to you if I said that you are still an unknown quantity in your role, as your new employer will still be questioning whether or not they have chosen the… Read more »

Get Your Employer to Help Find Your Next Job

    You’ve got a job but you’re starting to realise that you need to move on. You have no idea how long it will take to find another opportunity – it may be tomorrow, but at the same time,… Read more »

Is Procrastination Killing Your Job Search?

You know you want to move on but the act of actually STARTING and DOING is the hardest bit… If you have great intentions but those intentions never seem to see the light of day, let’s have a chat it may just… Read more »

I Didn’t Think Finding a Job Would Be This Hard!

Take a look at the subject line of this blog. Does it sound familiar? How may times a day do you ask yourself this same question? Between trying to find jobs which interest you and those that you wish to… Read more »

3 Reasons why your LinkedIn profile is not generating job offers!

No 1 – It sucks – get over it! I don’t want to confuse you or leave you in any doubt, however, the reality is that most LinkedIn profiles are naff! Please don’t get stroppy with me for saying this,… Read more »

How Hiring Managers and Recruiters Use LinkedIn to Find You!

I’m not here to con you, however, I am here to give you a wake-up call! Did you know that we are likely to put more thought into planning a two week vacation than a career? So although you may… Read more »

How are you different? (Why this is what will get you hired!)

You see I practice what I preach. Big Time! If I ask you to create a CV/Resume – you bet I’ve got one and it works (it will get me to interview stage). If I ask you to build you… Read more »

20 Minute Training to get you hired… {free training from the Bootcamp Job Club}

I’m doing something a little crazy… you see the Bootcamp Job Club is my elite service that helps people to ultimately get hired but it’s also a game changer (trust me when I say this). Yes it can help you… Read more »

The ideal candidate does exist, you’re just not visible!

You’re great at your job. You know it and I know it. I know this when I speak with you. I can tell how committed you are and what you want and all the great things you’ve done. However, it’s… Read more »

Doing Job Search the DIY Method? Is this method really free?

I’m not just talking financial here, OK I will talk about the figures in a minute, but the true cost of NOT being employed is not just monetary. I have had the great pleasure of speaking to people from all… Read more »

Why looking for a job is like online dating!

Do me a favour – take a pen and a piece of paper and write down the most important things that you look for in life. I’m going to go out on a limb and put it out there that… Read more »

4 Step plan to stop your job search turning into a nightmare!

All too often I see people who are so desperate to find a job, their life becomes a complete nightmare! They are working to get hired but they are so stressed out and anxious about the whole process that they’re… Read more »

NOT FOR VOYEURS

I don’t write for everyone… I don’t write for the freebie hunters going from website to website looking for the Holy Grail. I don’t write for the people who just want to stick their feet in the water and pretend… Read more »

3 Key Blunders you’re making in your Resume

I love Resumes, I have a knack you see. I can tell in about 10 seconds whether your CV/Resume will hit the mark with a recruiter or a hiring manager. I can see what they want to see and what… Read more »

Don’t contact an employer until you’ve built the right foundations!

Let’s be honest, you’ve built the foundations of something but in ALL honesty, you’re not 100% sure that it feels right or even looks good. I continually see people expecting to get results from an inadequate shop window. (By the… Read more »

I didn’t think finding a job would be this hard!

Take a look at the subject line of this blog. Does it sound familiar? How may times a day do you ask yourself this same question? Between trying to find jobs which interest you and those that you wish to… Read more »

How are you different & why this WILL get you hired!

You see I practice what I preach.  Big Time! If I ask you to create a CV/Resume, you bet I’ve got one myself and it works (it will get me to interview stage). If I ask you to build you… Read more »

Your CV/Resume sucks here is why!

I’m sorry to have to break it to you, but your CV is vanilla and I bet you’ve never even known! The fact is that so many of you are suffering from what I call ‘CV Shame’ and as I… Read more »

You only know what you know right?

You only know what you know right? If you have never heard about it or nobody told you, well then it’s not your fault is it?  Wrong!  So let’s give you a little example about what I mean here. You’re… Read more »

LinkedIn Premium: Scam OR Holly Grail for Job Seekers?‏

You’re wasting your money on LinkedIn Premium and here’s why! Can I be REALLY frank with you?  You’re a job seeker and if you’ve decide to take the plunge (or about to) subscribe to LinkedIn premium, DON’T! The big reason… Read more »

On LinkedIn and thinking now what?

Get Business Savvy…I must admit it drives me a little crazy when I see a poorly executed LinkedIn profile. Check out the before and after shots below:- See what I mean? The before shot does nothing to make us want… Read more »

How to ‘Network’ in the virtual world.

Why people don’t connect with me on LinkedIn! (How to leverage your existing connections!) and why you should… Funnily enough, not everyone wants to connect with me because they think I am going to critique their profile. I won’t (unless… Read more »

No 1 LinkedIn Blunder: Are you making it?

Time and time again I see glaring mistakes on LinkedIn profiles. I want to make sure you aren’t making any of these mistakes and if you are, well at least you will know and you can do something about it… Read more »

Great at your job? Prove it!

Great at your job? Prove it! Be honest, if you were looking for somewhere to go on holiday, or if you were purchasing a book on Amazon, wouldn’t you check out the reviews before you hit buy? Well the same… Read more »

12 Days of Job Search – How to FAST Track YOU!

Christmas is FAST approaching, but it does not matter whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I still have something I think YOU will love! Keeping with the Christmas theme, I’ve created , 12 Days of Job Search Aimed at Executives… Read more »