As we approach Christmas and a new year what a great time to reflect on what one thing we can change to make the next year more focused and productive.
For some the thought of being interviewed is just terrifying! For others not so, but a lack of nerves can also lead to complacency and a poor, ill-prepared interview performance. The following pointers will get you to a place of confidence and with luck a successful job offer!
Most of us run busy lives and the pressures and demands that working, raising a family, running the home, keeping ourselves healthy and creating time and space for the fun stuff can be overwhelming at times. Life is hectic and it’s easy to let yourself get caught up in an emotional spiral that sometimes starts heading downwards.
In recent months I have been reading and studying topics around mindfulness, the power of positive thinking and approaches to improve the mood in which I live my life. Even with the busiest lives (which I secretly very much thrive in) I have been discovering how I can keep my mood up and my approaches to life positive so I can go upwards on the spiral rather than downwards.
Today I wanted to share some of my strategies and what I see others doing to remain positive and happy.
Writing your CV can be a daunting task especially when starting from scratch and even more so when you’re under pressure to hit an application deadline... Trying to remember your key achievements in the past year can be hard enough never mind those from 10/20 years ago!
My advice is to keep a CV up to date even when you are not looking for your next role and when writing it remember you are not writing your job description - this is about marketing your achievements and successes so that a recruiter will give YOU an interview!