Category: "Career stuff"

My Top 6 Tips in Finding Your Next Job

November 6th, 2013

  So you’ve decided that your current position doesn’t do it for you anymore and you want to leave. But the thought of finding another job is making you really nervous.That is understandable as there is a lot to consider and do when you want to change jobs. These days, finding another job can happen in more ways than one. That is, via job search agencies like seek.com, through a recruitment agency or the job can even find you if you’re head hunted. Whichever way it happens you need to be prepared and below are my tips in making that transition easier. 1. Update your resume. This is an obvious one  and best to get done first and out of the way as you never know…

My Top 6 Tips on Changing Careers

October 22nd, 2013

So you’ve had enough of your current job. You’ve talked about it with your friends, family, significant other. You’ve even sought out professional advice from a career counsellor, coach or therapist and it remains abundantly clear – your current career is not doing it for you anymore, you’re miserable and the thought of going into work each day makes you physically sick. This leads to your decision to make a complete career change, so here are my top tips in making the transition run more smoothly. 1. Pick a new career. Sounds simple and is obvious but requires a lot of soul searching and research. A good place to start is to figure out what your strengths are. A great book that will help with this…

My Top 8 Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

October 8th, 2013

Congratulations!!! After sending out your resume to suitable employers, you have made it to the next step of the process – The Interview. As exciting as this is, you’re also experiencing some intense butterflies in your stomach at the thought of it. So, to make this part of the process easier and less daunting, I’ve come up with 8 of the most common interview questions and my take on the best ways to answer them. 1. What are your strengths/weaknesses? Picking out your strengths is the easiest part of this question. Make sure that the strengths you do pick are related to the position you’re after. If you want to go that step further then I recommend the book “Strengths Finder 2.0” by Tom Rath….

My Top 6 Tips When Preparing For a Job Interview

September 24th, 2013

  Terrified! Excited! Nervous! Anxious! These are just some examples of how most people feel when thinking of their upcoming job interview. This is especially amplified when it has been several years since you’ve been to one. Prospective employers will be able to sense this fear and trepidation and although I’m not saying that you definitely won’t be considered for the job because of this but what if you’re up against a candidate who is prepared and confident in their interview? Who do you think the interviewer will lean more towards? Below I have some tips I believe will help you be confident and prepared.   1. Research the company. Look up the website of the company you want to work for. Pay particular attention to…

How I went from being a stay at home mum to starting my own business

July 25th, 2013

Hi, my name is Ivana and I recently started my own business. First, here’s my background.  My first career was as a registered nurse, and then I became a Medical Sales Rep, then Sales manager and now a Life Coach. Before I became a life coach I got married to my wonderful husband and had 2 girls, now aged 2 and 4. When pregnant with bub 1 I decided that I wanted to be a stay at home mum for a while but eventually go back to work (when my children start school I wanted to do something worthwhile during the day). I came upon life coaching because for most of my adult life people, whether familiar to me or strangers, would open up to…