The Millennial Fulcrum

Several of my clients have recently left a project, course, internship or an entry-level job, citing issues with the management or an inability to understand the mantra of the team. The further we spoke, the more I realised it was … Read More

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Deciphering a job ad

In my consultancy work I have noticed something astonishing about the way people understand job advertisements. Rubbish code crackers I help jobseekers to transform their CV and cover letter to best represent their capabilities, and then I prepare them for … Read More

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Defining your skills

Defining your skills

If there are two words that send job-searchers into a panic more than any other, it’s ‘key skills’! Playing it safe? Many imagine that extravagant wording is expected from them on their CVs, and the end results are a list … Read More

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Women are the untapped resource companies need

Women are the untapped resource companies need

Gender equality in the office is understandably a common subject dealt with in columns like these. In the USA for example, if you are a female it is virtually impossible to have a family and a career at the same … Read More

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Long and winding sentences won’t open any door!

Long and winding sentences … won’t open any door!

Working as a consultant for recently-graduated job-seekers, I have observed there is one universal mistake they are all prone to making when it comes to writing a cover letter: their sentences are too long. Call it an antithesis! Job-seeking graduates … Read More

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Christmas – a time to capitalise

Christmas – a time to capitalise

A year of consulting has gone by, and I am happy to be closing 2015 on a positive note after receiving great feedback from both jobseekers and those who have successfully found employment. But for those of you who have … Read More

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Write your CV on your own!

Write your CV on your own!

With the autumn months almost behind us and a new hiring season upon us, I am writing to share the secret of being successful with your CV – which I have touched upon before! Consultants do not recruit! It’s funny, … Read More

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Treat a job application like a tender submission!

Treat a job application like a tender submission!

In the IT industry, the ‘opportunity phase’ is where a project is most often lost. In this phase each bidding company details its solution, scope, management of solution and resources. And it is pretty easy to draw some striking parallels … Read More

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Opening the door to new possibilities and positions

Opening the door to new possibilities and positions

People say to me in their first consultation: “I just need a job”, “I just have to get employed”, or “I don’t care about this now and I just want to get an interview”. This is one of the most … Read More

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Competing with diversity, not Danishness

Competing with diversity, not Danishness

I was recently invited to give a short presentation for the members of one of the renowned unemployment funds in Copenhagen, where I also listened to a job-help class they offered. Be more Danish? Suddenly I realised that the course … Read More

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