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The ‘Ghost’ of Interviews Past: Six Steps on How to Recover from being Ghosted

How to overcome ‘Ghosting’ after interviewing! “Ghosting” has been a trend among those using social media and dating apps. For those unaware “ghosting” is when a person unexpectedly stops all communication in hopes that the other party simple “gets the hint” and stops reaching out to them. What is disturbing is that we’re seeing this happen more and more from potential employers over the past few years. It’s incredibly irresponsible; candidates invest hours of time and energy into presentations, resumes, and practicing interviewing only to never hear from the job poster again. These ‘interview casualties’ are then left confused and hurt and assume it was something they must have done to ‘turn the employer off’. While this may be true, it could just be a flaky employer.  […]

By | April 5th, 2016|Career, Evelyn Cotter, Executive Coaching, Graduate|0 Comments

7 Days of Power Questions to get your 2016 really moving!

The right question, at the right time, can move mountains! Coaching is all about questioning and a great Coach understands the power of a perfectly-timed question designed to challenge current thought and help you to move your mind forward. Reducing our often ill-fated New Year’s resolutions down to small, actionable goals is the only way to create real change, which got me thinking about how using one of these ‘power questions’ every day for a week on whatever area you want; career, business, relationships, productivity, creativity, confidence, dating, health etc. can certainly help you identify ways to ensure your 2016 is starting off with an appropriate bang! […]

By | January 19th, 2016|Blog, Career, Career Change, Evelyn Cotter, Graduate, Life|0 Comments

7 Lessons we can learn from David Bowie

It’s rare that a person dies and has such an impact on millions and millions of people across the globe. The reaction to David Bowie’s death yesterday, was just one of those times, and his impact on generations and generations of people spanning the world over, could be felt in every office, on every radio station, in every cafe and shop playing his music, every newspaper this morning. I overheard strangers on the street comiserating! […]

By | January 12th, 2016|Blog, Career, Career Change, Evelyn Cotter, Graduate, Life|0 Comments

Welcome 2016, Year of the B.H.A.G.

Enter…. year of the BHAG. No, that’s not an elusive Chinese animal symbol you haven’t heard of, it’s an exciting, energising, proven success tool to motivate you, or your team or your organisation, to achieve more than you could ever have imagined! At SEVEN, we’re heralding 2016, year of the BHAG – Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goal! […]

London School of Business – 55% want to change career!

Our friends over at the London School of Business & Finance sent us the results of their latest study last week and frankly, we weren’t surprised. With 47% of employed people within the UK wanting a career change and a whopping 55% of Londoners wanting to change career, the stats confirm what we hear every day, many people are in ill-fitting professions, uncomfortable work environments and dissatisfied with their working lives. 66% of millennials, people in their ’20s and ’30s, aren’t currently satisfied and want to change career, that’s two thirds, staggering!  According to The London School of Business & Finance, many people realise they want change, the majority (25%) in the next 12 months, but are often afraid to leave and aren’t sure how to take the steps to make change a better reality. Here are some tips if you are considering a career change: […]

By | September 29th, 2015|Career, Career Change, Evelyn Cotter, Executive Coaching, Graduate, Life|0 Comments

The Underestimated Skills many Results-Driven Folk Miss!

The secret weapon to career success is not talent or work ethic, it’s not even network or connections or education. People skills, or as is most popularly termed now, soft-skills in our work and lives are the supportive behaviours, that act almost like a conduit through which our talent, expertise, knowledge and ability can flow and develop. We regularly come across extreme examples of people, who are highly results-driven individuals, high-achievers, incredibly ambitious, achieving amazing results for their organisations, but are either not getting promoted, are not very well liked or are having enough influence, in some occasions even getting fired or demoted, due to their lack of basic people-skills and lack of understanding the value they have to their own success. […]

Create a Standout CV: Tips from the Pro’s

CV’s at their most effective, serve as a compelling marketing document, selling who you are professionally and what you can do. At their most basic, they are a chronological report of what you have done, telling not selling. To standout, you’ve got to sell. To sell, you’ve got to get clear on who you are, what you can do and what’s unique about you that’s relevant to your desired role. Many clients report feeling unsure about how to sell themselves or feel uncomfortable with the idea of pushing out to the front, what they have done well, but this does and will prevent you from progressing in the ways you deserve. Selling has a bad wrap, but it’s all about understanding value and how you think about it. […]

Class of 2015 – Your Graduate Career Starts Here

Whether you want help to clarify your first steps, develop the skills to ace your interviews and assessment days, get that sought after internship, […]

By | June 6th, 2015|Career, Graduate|0 Comments

New role? Guarantee success in your first 90 days!

Starting on the right footing is key to your success in any new role, from graduate right up to executive level. The opportunity in your first 90 days is fantastic in setting a new tone, in shaping your personal brand and how other’s view you and in making strategic alliances. Starting as you mean to go on, will allow you to grow in the right direction from the beginning. […]

By | May 26th, 2015|Career, Career Change, Evelyn Cotter, Graduate|0 Comments