pathwayHave you ever met anyone who’s got their act together when it comes to loving their job?

I’ve met very few.

Most people go through life spending Sunday dreading Monday.

What a waste of a weekend, I say!

You do know you can actually love what you do.

I know for myself making a change out of the corporate world to running my own business was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Working on something that I love made me realise just how supressed I was in an environment I was not suited to, and a job that had no purpose.

For me it was not easy to leave the job that I loathed, as I had no idea what I should do next.

I did quite a bit of freelance consulting work and experimentation to finally find my feet. I wrote for newspapers, worked in recruitment consulting and contract roles and even applied for a few permanent roles again.

Looking back at that time I wish I had found Steve. He’s a career counsellor/coach and Founder of Career on the Road. (You’ll have seen quite a few of his blogs on this site.) [click to continue…]

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If you’re looking for Tuesday night’s ABC radio podcast on how to get a job on LinkedIn, here it is.

Click this link here to get straight to the ABC site to access the podcast. (It opens a file on your computer).

Or you can find it here for the next month or so. (“Your Employment Profile”: Podcast dated the 24/2/2015)

I had the very great pleasure of appearing on the Tony Delroy show, with my friend and long term partner in crime, Bronwyn Murphy.

Bronwyn is an experienced recruitment manager, trainer and operations manager. You can find her on LinkedIn here.

Here’s what we covered: [click to continue…]

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job-offerHave you ever wondered why some people attract job offers from LinkedIn, and you do not?

Good news is here! Help is at hand.

There are some simple things you can do right now, to attract recruiters, head hunters and employers to your LinkedIn profile.

These are all proven tactics my clients have used to find jobs using LinkedIn.

So, I want you to read every word of this post, and try what I am about to tell you.

Here are the 6 things that will help your LinkedIn profile do the hard work for you. [click to continue…]

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Hello IIQers,

seven-deadly-sins-of-job-interviewsWe have a very special offer for anyone who is looking to change jobs this year.

We’re giving away a fantastic, FREE and freakishly-fast-to-read ebook: The 7 Deadly Sins To Avoid At A Job Interview. CLICK HERE >>> to find out more.

(I know, I know – too many “F’s” in the one sentence, but I can live with that)

The book is by Interview IQ’s favourite interview coach, the lovely Deborah Barit.

Deb is Founder of Impressive Interviews.

She has more than 10 year’s experience training people to succeed in interview (some who have thought they’d never succeed in getting a job).

To get the book, simply click on this link and answer 4 simple questions about your job search.

This research will help us help you in the coming months. So go crazy with the detail.

I’ve tested the form several times and I don’t think you can break it with too much information.

Hope you enjoy it.

Karalyn

 

 

reflectionsA new year brings a fresh wave of optimism about what to look forward to in the coming months.

As the challenges of last year are left behind, it’s time for new beginnings and adopting alternative outlooks.

It’s common to explore your career options as you enter into a new year.

It can be powerful to evaluate how happy you feel in your current role and career path.

Are you caught in a role just to pay the bills?

Do you constantly long for the weekend?

Do you feel a sense of depression or anxiety at the start of the working week?

Checking in with how you feel on a Monday morning is a big truth teller.

‘Mondayitis’ may seem to be normal, especially as you face the reality of returning back to a full week of work. On the flip side, however, I would like to invite you to really question the assumption that you must force yourself through the working week.

Is it is possible for you to experience an increased level of freedom and excitement about your working life?

Is it possible to be in a role that improves your overall wellbeing? [click to continue…]

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melbourne officeKaralyn here.

Hello and Happy New Year.

I don’t generally talk about myself on this blog, because that’s not what this is about.

However I assume you will read this as you’d like to make some change to your job search or career.

So, I’d like to share a few things about my experience with change that might help you make a move.

2014 was a time of big change for me.

I rented out my place in Sydney, after being unhappy there for 5 years.

I gave all of my house stuff to charity and friends and I moved to Melbourne to be closer to my family.

I ended significant friendships that were fundamentally dishonest.

I started restructuring my business to become more mobile and online (It’s partly working. The pic is the view from my favourite working spot on Melbourne). This restructure has seen me work late into the night over many nights – sometimes wondering if there is any point to continuing when the whole world seemed to be out having wonderful weekends. 

In 2014 I have learned many things about change. [click to continue…]

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