It was a grey day across London. Misty rain smudged the edges of the buildings reflected in the panoramic glass of the boardroom. The walnut polished veneer of the table…Read More
Posts by Category: Research And Preparation
I just need a break.
It’s no wonder so many job seekers feel like this at some point.
I just need ‘someone’ to give me a break.Read More
When job searching we can sometimes just focus on our immediate needs. I need money. I need to get out of my current situation. I need a new boss. I need a better commute. I need more time with the family. I need less stress. I need a change.Read More
Over the last 18 months, the number of people I have interviewed who have left their company due to redundancy has spiraled to unprecedented levels. Even more worrying has been…Read More
It is always good to hear from people who have never used Social Media before, and they contact you months later down the line to tell you how it helped them from a job-hunting perspective. Earlier in the summer I was asked if there was anywhere on the web I could find a Directory of UK employers on Twitter.Read More
If you have not thought seriously about which industry sector(s) you would like to work for, now would be a good time to do so, as some are performing much better than others. One of the micro-sectors within Financial Services that hardly anyone talks to me about are the Venture Capital companies – no one I know has ever considered them as an optionRead More
Little white lies don’t hurt anyone do they? Harmless exaggerations or stories intended just to gloss over right? “I’m only 29” “Dinner will be ready in 5 minutes” and “No…Read More
Of all the people I meet through McGinnis Loy, those who tell me they have lost their job because of redundancy stand out for me, and there seems to be two distinct groups that people fit into. So what can you do if you have been made redundant recently and are job hunting again? Here are ten tips which will hopefully help steer you in the right directionRead More
Congratulations! You’ve been invited to interview with one of the companies you’ve been targeting in your job search.Read More
Last week was an important one in the calendar for McGinnis Loy – we all sat down to periodically review our SWOT analysis for the business, updating where we are going and how we are going to get there. It got me thinking that the same could and should be done by everyone who is job seeking currently to make sure their careers are also on track.Read More