Tag Archives: Career

What I’ve learned about social media as a social entrepreneur

It would not have been possible for me to be as successful as I am without the easy access of social media as THE marketing platform. While I do not claim to be an expert by any means, I believe there is value in sharing my story for anyone out there who is resistant to jumping on the bandwagon. About a year after launching my business in 2009, Andy Cartland, Acre Resources’ managing director, told me I’d better get on Twitter.

The resolution you’ll want to keep in 2017

Every January, millions of people lay out goals and resolutions for the new year. But by February or March, they’ve almost always forgotten them. Resolutions to lose 10 pounds or call your parents more often are good ones, but I wonder if they are so easily breakable because of how rooted they are in routine. If you are unhappy with your day-to-day routine, sometimes you need to make a much bigger change to shake things up. So this year, why

New year, new career

If the New Year (or recent election) has got you thinking about overhauling your career – whether it’s a sideways move to a different sector, a push for a higher-level position at a new company, or a complete professional U-turn – you’ll be needing a strategy. As I regularly tell my clients and the audiences at my speaking events, dream jobs don’t just land in your lap. It’s all very well sitting at your desk daydreaming about a new start

If we want to be transformational, we have to be ready to transform ourselves

A week before our tumultuous Presidential election, I sat down for breakfast in a packed ballroom at the BSR 2016 BE BOLD conference in New York City. And though I don’t normally eat my breakfast surrounded by hundreds of other people, it was clear that I was surrounded by like-minded souls. Addressing a room filled by individuals focused on exploring new ways to use business and leadership to create a more sustainable world.  Lindsay Levin, founder of Leaders Quest, left

Strengthen your network & brand: LinkedIn for career success

Your social media presence can boost or bust your chances at an interview or landing your dream job. Consider recruiter concerns when working on your core network and personal brand. Utilize my advice and take some time to update your LinkedIn profile for your best chance at career success. Contact me for some bespoke advice on your personal brand and LinkedIn. Photo credit: Pexels

Build your career each day

Life seems busier these days, doesn’t it? I call it the Q4 crunch: Organizations the world over are pouring over annual targets and firming up their budgets and strategies for the following 12 months, while for me and my job-seeker clients and readers, it’s a time to take stock and think about the position we’d like to be in when the leaves start to fall in 2017. I’ve never been the sort of person to wait until New Year to

Tips to land your dream job with a 30-second elevator pitch

Recently, I explained how having a pre-prepared elevator pitch up your sleeve can help you out of those sticky situations and into the good books of the person you’re trying to impress. But first, here’s an example of what not to do: “I am a sustainability consultant who writes strategies and supports employee engagement for companies wanting to be more responsible. I can help management to identify their challenges and sometimes design programs to help turn the strategy into practice.

Three ways that volunteering can help advance your career

When asked why they want to work in sustainability, most of my career coaching clients say “to make a difference.”  Some word it as “to have positive impact,” “to create a future for our children,” “to save the planet,” or even simply, “to give back.” As values-based practitioners it’s important for us to “walk the talk” in our personal, as well as professional lives. Whatever your personal motivation is for feeling drawn to this expanding field of sustainability, you need

When writing your resume, don’t miss your target

Recently I explained why your CV should be all about the market: appealing to the market, meeting the market’s needs, using the market’s language, communicating what the market wants to hear. Now, I’m going to help you take a deep, analytical dive into the job description to figure out what the market really wants and tailor your CV to nail it. It is absolutely crucial to translate your skill set to the job you’re applying for. A hiring manager will