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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

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

Video tip: Become a thought leader in seconds

Ready to break into the impact sector? Use content you are passionate about & your social media channels to put your stake in the ground as a thought leader:

Video tip: This week, take my empathy challenge!

It’s difficult for many people to just listen. We tend to problem solve or project our fears, ideas, and ego instead of responding with clarity about what we’ve just heard. This week, challenge yourself to practice empathy by pausing and reconnecting before trying to find a solution. 

12 can’t-miss impact conferences that are just around the corner

The internet can be overwhelming when it comes to the top events and conferences and it will depend a bit on where you live or can travel to. Here, I’ve compiled a list of high-quality and forward-thinking impact events for sustainability leaders in the coming months: Sustainable Brands Leaders Journey Sept. 11–14 (Thimphu, Bhutan) For the first time, Sustainable Brands is hosting this executive workshop to connect like-minded leaders who want to apply the happiness index to drive a better

Smile to change your future

I have a sign in my office that says “Smile, It Confuses People”. Every morning I drop the kids off at school and search desperately for eye contact from a fellow mum (note the UK spelling) but find that, in a given week, I maybe get two or three half smiles or a reluctant head nod. Then at the gym, where I see the same ladies in lycra every week at yoga or HIIT class, I find myself looking up

3 ways to realize your dream impact job

I believe in dream jobs! What would the human condition be without dreams? I have seen living proof through my clients that you can marry your passion for making a difference in the world to your day-to-day reality of making a living. In a CNN article, the author, Cal Newport, advises that to “follow your passion is bad advice”. He warns against jumping from role to role hoping that a job, in and of itself, will fulfil you. Rather, he suggests

Guest Post: Want a career in sustainability & CSR? This is for you.

Sustainability or CSR is an evolving, diverse and growing field. There are no prerequisite profiles or qualifications to enter this field, which makes it more challenging because there is no clear path. The good news is that our Salterbaxter North America team sat down to discuss key traits that successful sustainability and corporate social responsibility professionals share. Enjoy! Know your niche Sustainability and CSR is a broad field and professionals often come from different backgrounds – whether from law, finance,

Be an impact sector comeback kid (with kids)

Balancing home and career can be a challenge – particularly so for mums and dads. Many of my clients have found that the flexibility they need can be hard to come by in a competitive global economy. What’s more, if you took time off to be at home with the kids, the market will have moved on in the time you were away. So how can a former CSR employee bridge the gap and find a high-level role that will

How to break into an impact job with minimal experience

Translating skills and accomplishments for impact career-switchers takes up a big chunk of my day, and if you’re a sustainability or impact job seeker, it’s likely to be taking up a big chunk of yours too! A few years ago I discussed the best ways to strategise that switch with Ashley Jablow from Open IDEO, Allison Jones from Idealist.org and Jeanne Simon from Accenture Development Partnerships. Here’s our five point run down of key practical and creative job-seeking solutions.

Video blog: Innovate from within your company

The new job title for innovators within companies is: Corporate Social Entrepreneurs or Intrapreneurs. Learn more about what they do and how you can make a career change using your innovation skills in this video blog.   For some bespoke advice on career change navigation and personal positioning, contact me for a 30-minute initial consultation.

LinkedIn checklist for jobseekers

A step-by-step guide for optimizing your LinkedIn profile in your sustainability job search