Monthly Archives June 2017

I read this news story recently and it reminded me of a business book I’ve been meaning to write for the past four years. In the story, a City worker Adam Mughal describes how he's been inundated with offers after advertising a large double room for rent in his five bedroom London house for just £1 a month. There is of course a catch. Whilst the lucky person gets to live virtually rent free in a very desirable part of London, what Mr Mughal wants in exchange is a specialised skill-set - someone with “a high level of web or mobile development skills” to help him develop a web application. Trading: an age-old practice   Although this scenario of trading accommodation in exchange for skills is still a new phenomenon in the UK, the general practice of trading what you have for what you need is far from new - ...
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  Okay I know the headline is a bit dramatic but I promise you it isn't just a ruse to get your attention. The truth is job hunting is hard, we all know this, but job hunting when you're changing careers is another level of hard altogether. How do I know this? A) From industry knowledge and working with career changers via CV Makeover Expert; and b) from personal experience – I’ve been down this road more than once in my career lifetime to date. So with that in mind, if you’re in the process of job hunting as a career change, here are four truths that will make your ride a little easier: 1) HR and recruiters won't give you the time of day – it’s not personal   If you’re switching lanes from one industry to another, the bad news is most HR and recruitment professionals won’t give ...
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