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How to recover from a presentation that goes wrong

On November 18, I was called by the BBC Radio Scotland to talk about Equal Pay Day; the day when women start ‘working for free’ for the rest of the year if you take into account the gender pay gap. The interview didn’t end well for me, as I didn’t even get a chance to speak, …

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Best interview

Give your best interviews in 2021

We are in the toughest job market in a generation and this is not a moment to just reassure yourself that being confident in interviews will be enough. It’s won’t – and actually, it never should be. In interviews, it’s up to you to prove your competence, your skills, the experiences you have had and why …

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Get noticed

3 Unconventional ways to get noticed in the interview

At the end of the day, you and I both get hired, fired or promoted based not on how awesome we think we are – but based on what other people think, as I talk about in ‘The Con Job’. Rather than thinking about how you can self-promote, today we’ll be looking at unorthodox, yet crucial …

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Learning from mistakes

Learning from Mistakes to Move On

I recently heard from Rachel, a previous client, who admitted she’d gained more from our sessions when she reflected with me on pasts mistakes rather than when we’d talk about her wins – what Rachel thought we’d focus on when she first came to coaching. It reminded me how useful mistakes are for all of us – but only if we admit …

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Interviewing

No small hand mirror required :) to find your superpowers

Perhaps not surprisingly, I’ve been doing a lot of work with professionals who’ve recently lost a job or gone through a different crisis of confidence. No doubt, a downturn is hard, but I’ve found helping them tap into their ’superpowers’ (easily forgotten!) to be hugely useful. Like many of our most important parts, our superpowers can seem hard to …

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