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Are You a Nervous Networker? Tips to Help.

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Are You a Nervous Net-worker? Tips to Help. Are you one of those rare (and very lucky ) people who enjoys networking?   Or d o you arrive at a networking event, look around at the sea of faces, then find yourself overwhelmed by a stream of doubts and uncertainties? Here are some tips to help Negative self talk can tell you that you’re a fraud and everyone else in the room is just great.  There they are, experienced business professionals, at home in this environment.  While you feel like you are just pretending and you don’t really know what you are doing! On top of that you think you are going to forget what to say. You won’t remember anyone else’s name and there is a very good chance you will forget your own! The “sensible” part of you tells you not to be so silly.  But there you are with all these negative thoughts and anxieties in your head.  Well it doesn't have to be like that. These tips will help!  Relax and take a deep breath, then tell your

Looking for work? Some things to consider!

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If you are looking for work, you need to be sure about the kind of job you want. This is key to success. The clearer you are about what you really want; the more chance you have of making a good decision.  Follow the link for ideas to help you make the right choice   http://www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk/lifecoach-articles/looking-for-work-some-things-to-consider

Your Help is Needed

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Your Help is Needed Today, I'm seeking your help.  I've been writing posts about job search on my Wisewolf Talking blog for about four years. That isn't all I write about on that particular blog but recently it has been a popular subject. So I've decided to bring all the research I've done to produce those posts into a new book about job search.  I'm setting out my thoughts under six main headings:  • Job search today and creating an overall job search strategy  • Finding the right opportunities  • Becoming a good candidate  • Going through the recruitment process, with a detailed guide to managing interviews  • Making a good start in the new role  • Maintaining your confidence and self belief throughout  What I need from you now please, are your thoughts on the advice you would welcome most in a book like this.  • If you are looking for work, what is the nugget you would welcome?  • If you are a recruiter, what is it you would like candidates to know th

Job Search Part 3:What networking can do for your job search! | WiseWolf Talking - the Wisewolf Coaching Blog

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Most jobs, particularly in the private sector, are never advertised at all. You find out about those jobs through talking to people – networking. Read more on sister blog, WiseWolf Talking.  Get your free half coaching session at this link; Job Search Part 3:What networking can do for your job search! | WiseWolf Talking - the Wisewolf Coaching Blog Wendy Mason is a career coach working mainly with professional women who want to make that jump to senior level while having a life outside work. Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR. She now divides her time between face to face coaching, and coaching and blogging on-line. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Email Wendy now at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  for a  free half hour coaching session  by phone or Skype Coming shor

Job Search for Nervous People Like Me

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Image by Getty Images via @daylife If you are looking for work, one of the biggest obstacles can be your lack of confidence. A large part of confidence comes from what we believe about ourselves. And if you already lack confidence, losing a job can be shattering.  You can find a very honest discussion of how it can feel at this link . If, in your heart, you really don’t believe that you have the skills, knowledge and experience to do the job then it is going to be hard for you to convince an employer. But are you sure your fears are well founded? As well as that, you need to believe that you will have the communication and presentation skills necessary to get through an interview. Well, I can help you there.  So what do you do? Believing in your gifts At this link you will find some information about writing STAR stories. The STAR method means that for each signifcant achievement in your working life you set out the; ·          S  – Situation, the backg

Stay Positive In Your Job Search - It Is Imperative!

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“It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude.” ~ Zig Ziglar Attitude is an issue in all job search. According to a survey of 1,000 employers by recruitment group REED, 96 per cent of bosses would take on someone who displayed the perfect mindset but lacked the complete set of skills, rather than a person with the right academic qualifications but wrong attitude. The same criteria applied to firing procedure. Two-thirds of employers surveyed said that, if push came to shove, they would keep those employees with the right attitude rather than those with a more complete skill-set. So, in your job search, it’s about combining your  transferable skills  with the right mindset.  Then demonstrating that mindset in your job search and through the recruitment process. James Reed, Chairman of REED and Paul G. Stoltz, a leading expert on measuring and strengthening human resilience, have produced a book based on the survey , “ Put Your Mindset to W

You've lost your job - what happens next? Starting project you!

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Most of us loose confidence when we lose a job.   It’s not just about losing the income but it affects your image of yourself!   Many of us value ourselves based on our work.   For many of us work is the place where we spend the most of our waking life.   It’s often where we find our friends and make our major achievements.   So when we lose a job we feel we lose part of ourselves and we grieve for it. But you can get over it – just like any grief.   You are much more than your job and your real friends and family value you for much more than your salary even when they are dependent upon it. Now is the time to go to work on anew project and that new is very special because it is you! Here are some points for you to consider! Understand this happened If you have been made redundant then remember it’s not personal – you were just unlucky! Plus it makes you part of a very large and growing club.   If you lost your job for other reasons then make sure you understand why and learn fro