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Seven practical tips for leading a new team

Posted on April 9, 2017 in

Stepping into a new role as leader of a team presents a range of challenges, from wanting to get off on the right foot with your new team members through to learning how you can all work together effectively. These things take time, but there are some simple, practical steps you can take to get the ball rolling within your…

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Team dynamics – getting the balance right

Posted on February 9, 2017 in

One of the most effective teams I have ever worked in consisted of one leader and four “do’ers”. What made the team so effective was that each of the five people all had a preference for working with information that matched their role. The balance between big picture and details-focus was perfect. Let me explain. One scale which forms part…

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It’s a new year – time for a new job?

Posted on January 13, 2017 in

The start of a new year is the ideal time to reflect on past achievements and consider goals and options for the future. This often includes contemplating a new job or even a change in career direction.  If finding a new job is on your list of new year’s resolutions, here are some tips to help you search for new…

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When is it too late to make a career change?

Posted on October 29, 2016 in

I’ve met a number of people over the years who feel they are locked into their current occupation or too far down one career track to change. For many of us, it can take years or even decades to figure out ‘what we want to be when we grow up’. And by the time we’ve figured it out, it seems…

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Should you put your age in your resume?

Posted on September 21, 2016 in

One of the things I often get asked is ‘Should I put my age in my resume?’ This question is relevant to job seekers both young and old. However the answer varies for each group. In short, personal and demographic information have no place in a resume – your birth date, marital status, religion, and ethnic background should not have…

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Top 5 resume turn-offs

Posted on August 24, 2016 in

I recently had the task of reviewing 50+ resumes to produce a shortlist of applicants for interview for an administrative role. With so many resumes to look at, I had limited time to spend on each one. And with so many applicants, it didn’t take much for me to put them on the ‘no’ list. So how did I go…

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