Archive for the ‘Self- development’ Category

I coined the phrase a number of years back “M50 of the job market” to describe how I viewed targeting advertised jobs in the current job market. My comparison was very evident during a radio interview this morning (Wed 19th) on Newstalk when the MD of Eirgrid revealed they received 1000 calls in one afternoon for jobs announced back in 2009.

During a recent “Personal Branding” session with a job seeker we were looking at creative ways to get noticed in the marketplace and then it struck me! What if a job seeker created a professional newsletter updating agencies and employers on their latest activities?

In starting out as a freelancer you might find that you have to volunteer a lot. Contributing can be enjoyable and it means that you can gain a lot of experience while bulking up your CV.

A few weeks ago I submitted a post on the correlation between confidence and success, and was surprised to find how many responded and expanded on this concept. This post is a follow up as such, and discusses the impact of beauty in the world and how it affects our success rate and confidence levels.

Okay it’s competitive out there, lots of talent and not an abundance of jobs. That said, there are jobs and I have noticed more activity in the marketplace that I did in 2009.

A big part of successful job hunting and business development in this market requires proactive strategies like networking, cold calling and speculative approaches…

Over the past few weeks I’ve been struck by the amount of arrogance that surrounds us. This arrogance, or – to use a tamer term – confidence, is in the mainstream and used by those with an element of success.

Life today seems to move at a hectic pace, with many of us rushing from one activity to the next. But this type of life can only lead to stress and learning to slow down is vital

Einstein had some pretty quotes but my favourite one is the one that goes: “insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results”…

My ability to ask for directions when travelling has helped me in life and business as I don’t have hang-ups about asking for directions here either…