How to Improve Emotional Intelligence

You probably know someone who you feel has more highly-developed emotional intelligence than you do, perhaps wondering how you can improve your own skills. While you might think emotional intelligence comes naturally and can’t be learnt, there are in fact significant steps you can take to enhance the way in which you handle your emotions and react in certain situations.   Become more self-aware Take time to recognise how you’re feeling and try to establish why you feel the way...

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Turbo Charge Your CV in 7 Steps

The CV is now more of a sales document than ever before, therefore it has to be compelling to its audience. Like any sales document the CV needs to show benefits to the potential employer – in this case, in the form of notable achievements where you have made or saved your employer money or helped the organisation meet and exceed its objectives. These achievements come in the form of exceeding targets, delivering projects/change/improvements, formulating and implementing ideas etc. Achievements...

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What I learned from the most famous person you’ve never heard of.

I was very excited about my peer group meeting in London yesterday. I was one of only eight like minded professionals fortunate enough to have an audience with one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met. And yet I didn’t know this person, had not heard of him before and didn’t even know what he looked like. I did however know him by one of his notable achievements. I was about to be educated in a number of others...

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Recruitment is Dead – Long Live NEW Recruitment

Some of my contemporaries are going to dislike what I am about to say and will no doubt defend their positions fiercely. But that’s ok, because my message is not for them, it’s for you: the hiring manager. So here’s the thing; in today’s tech world where everyone can find everyone else and where most have a digital footprint, why is it recruitment companies continue to trade on their ability to find candidates. Does that really offer value? (I didn’t...

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Increase Your Effectiveness at Work for Life Long Benefits

Are you effective at work? Right now is always a good time to take a step back and assess. We all have different strengths and weaknesses that might impact our effectiveness, and we can all benefit from a re-think to help develop skills to make us even more effective in our work. First, you have to be honest with yourself to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps you are great with the day-to-day tasks but find yourself struggling with high-pressure...

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