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Video Tip: Being a Job Seeker in Uncertain Times

Listen to the pros/cons of a functional vs. chronological CV format and get ready to group your achievements into skill categories!

Video Tip: Being a Job Seeker in Uncertain Times

Listen to the pros/cons of a functional vs. chronological CV format and get ready to group your achievements into skill categories!

Shannon Houde on AI and sustainability jobs

WorkingNation interviewed leaders in sustainability at the GreenBiz 20 Conference in Arizona as part of their #WorkingNationOverheard campaign. Shannon Houde is the founder of Walk of Life Coaching, the first international career development and talent advisory business focused on the sustainability, CSR and impact sectors. In this clip, Shannon talks about artificial intelligence as a job or career game-changer. “Something to be aware of if you’re getting into sustainability and interested in technology,” Shannon tells us, “is definitely AI.” Shannon’s passion

5 Reasons why our online course will point you to Purpose

You asked, we answered: affordable and accessible career coaching has claimed its spot within Walk of Life. Whether you’re changing careers, returning to the workforce, or feeling engulfed in career fog without purpose, here’s why our online course should be at the top of your priority list: We’ve done most of the work for you Get our proprietary toolkit – created after a 20-year career as a recruiter, CR consultant and business strategist, I’ve seen all the mistakes that jobseekers make

The secret jobs market

It’s a bitter pill to swallow for job seekers who spend their Sunday afternoons trawling the jobs boards and fine-tuning their CVs, but just as media has gone social, so too has recruitment. Easier, cheaper and faster than traditional hiring processes, networking is now the No. 1 way new positions are filled. And while it’s hard to get reliable figures, I hear time and time again from my corporate clients that these vacancies aren’t even necessarily being advertised. I call

Plan to crank up your impact sector job search in 30-days

It’s always a great time to treat yourself to that new job you have been dreaming about.  The only way to make it happen is to get organised and make a specific plan! Here is my 30-day plan to help you crank up your job search… Week 1: Soul searching Spend some time figuring out who you really are and what you really want in your dream job.  It is important to map out what your key skills are, what

Be your own Career Cupid

Not many people know it, but a smart, effective, match-making job hunt is a lot like online dating. I’m going to help you become your own Career Cupid — with a little help from the world of online dating. 1. Online dating makes you get specific about what you want You could spend hour upon hour trawling through pages of postage stamp-sized photographs and stream-of-consciousness ramblings about various individuals’ favorite things to eat/do/think/watch or you could enter a targeted advanced

How to get a job in sustainability

In December, Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard MBA program at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, opened his webinar with a simple question. “Will there still be jobs in sustainability given the results of the Presidential election?” His answer – yes. Though Donald Trump’s presidency will likely cause the nature of work in the sustainability sector to change, the nature of our reality will not change. Regardless of who sits in the Oval Office, we must figure out how to meet the

Job seeking through the holidays

If you are working on job applications over the holiday break, here are five helpful tips that will help you stay focused and be impactful. Tip #1: A recruiter or hiring manager is only going to look at your CV for an average of 40 seconds. Therefore, being able to identify these 15 words (5 values, 5 traits and 5 skills) and highlight them at the top of your CV/resume gives them a quick snapshot of who you are, how

The many routes to your dream impact job

If you are like many job seekers, you may feel lost negotiating the rocky terrain of impact careers. No one can deny the accessibility of a well-blazed trail like lawyers, doctors and teachers have. But have no fear! There are many exciting possibilities in mapping your own path – your dream job isn’t as far away as you think! The direct route: impact investing Impact investing is emerging as a vibrant new field that seeks measurable social and environmental impact alongside

New year, new career

If the New Year (or recent election) has got you thinking about overhauling your career – whether it’s a sideways move to a different sector, a push for a higher-level position at a new company, or a complete professional U-turn – you’ll be needing a strategy. As I regularly tell my clients and the audiences at my speaking events, dream jobs don’t just land in your lap. It’s all very well sitting at your desk daydreaming about a new start

Guest blog: Hiring a career coach helped me find my dream job

By Laura Baker If you had told me two years ago that I was going to hire a “ career coach ” I would have laughed at you.  I consider myself a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman, so life coaches fall into the category of things that I don’t need.  If I can do something for myself, then I will, period.