Your Personal Development

Personal development is key in today’s workplace. If you fail to acquire new knowledge, learn new skills or develop your behaviour to become more productive you will find that within a short period of time people will overtake you and gain promotions and salary increases whilst you stand still. Even worse when you fail in your personal develop and your …

The competency based interview

The competency based interview So your job search has been successful and the interview is next. The competency based interview is one of the preferred methods for recruiters and hiring managers to asses if you are the right person for the job. During the competency based interview they want to learn as much as they can about you. With increased …

Redundancy, Your Opportunity?

Having been made redundant myself a few times I know that even if you know it is coming its always a shock. With redundancies likely to soar you need to be ready. Understanding your rights during the process is a great start but when the day arrives you need to be ready. Make sure you use a redundancy calculator and …

CV Writing Tips

The BBC wrote another article about the difficulties in the job market and redundancies accelerating with the government cut coming our way. Most people who feel they are not secure in their role will as a first port of call update their Curriculum Vitae. CV Writing is not that easy so thank god for the internet and search engines like …

Unusual Job Opportunities

In this weeks news review I will be focusing on unusual job opportunities that have made it into the news. The first article that was of interest is the apparent lack of studies supporting the High-Tech creativity industry and the lack of awareness among young people that there are such job opportunities in the UK. The report recommends and improvement …

Jobs News roundup week 4

This week has been another week of bad news for job cuts. Barclays, the BBC, TalkTalk and Liverpool Council to name a few, all announced job cuts. Job cuts will be something we will hear a lot about in the next few quarters. The job cuts are in it self not that bad as people make them out. Let me …

A job in IT

We have all seen the slogans “There are hundreds of highly paid IT jobs available every year … would you like one?” followed by a course you can take to become qualified. Unfortunately its not that simple. Yes there are a lot of jobs in IT but IT is not for everyone. I am sure there are lots of people …

Progress Update

On the 12th of November we got our domain name registered. This was the first step in bringing the concept alive. The ultimate goal of careerjourney is to get peoples career going and become successful in what they choose to do. Changing career or starting your working life is not easy so we wanted to make things straight forward and …

The Site Part1

The site is being structured to make each journey unique and easy flowing. In order to do this quite a bit of work goes into developing the mechanisms. I have had some real good conversations on how this can work and what would be required. As some have surely noticed the site will be a membership site dedicated to career …

The begining…

For the last few years I have been stuck in a role I am really good at. I can hear you ask, if your good why stuck? Well sometimes you feel something isn’t right. Let me give you an example. You work in sales and you exceed your targets every month. Your boss loves you, your family is happy because …