>Why you need to network!

>   In my last post, I mentioned that Dave, like others leaving the public sector, doesn’t think networking will be the right thing for him. So today, I am going to write about the value of professional networking. Everyone has a network of friends and contacts already.  Networks are not about exploiting people, they are …

>Networking Your Way to a Good Future – Part 2 – A Pilot List for Reluctant Networkers

>   As I mentioned in Part 1, when you start networking, you will find that most people are generous with both their time and their advice.  If they trust you, they will be prepared to introduce you to others who can help and to give you good advice. But starting to network can be daunting. So …

>Networking Your Way to a Good Future – Part 1 the Mighty List

> Image by HubSpot via Flickr Many experts believe that many, if not the majority, of jobs don’t get advertised.   This is certainly true for the private sector, less so in the public sector.  But the likelihood of a job not being advertised seems to increase with the level of the job.  So the more …

Deborah Meaden's top tips for finding a new job

> Deborah Meaden: Hotpress from the BBC Newsnight Website As savings are made in the public sector, thousands of employees will be looking for new jobs this year. The government hopes the private sector can pick up the slack, but are former public sector workers equipped for change? Dragons’ Den investor and successful entrepreneur Deborah …

>Deborah Meaden's top tips for finding a new job

> Hotpress from the BBC Newsnight Website As savings are made in the public sector, thousands of employees will be looking for new jobs this year. The government hopes the private sector can pick up the slack, but are former public sector workers equipped for change? Dragons’ Den investor and successful entrepreneur Deborah Meaden, one …

Your Help Needed – New Blog – Leaving the Public Sector

Can you help? Following the 2010 UK Government Spending Review it was revealed that between them UK Government departments were expected to shed over 100,000 civil service posts as part of their efforts to reduce administration costs. So I’ve decided to start a new blog Leaving the Public Sector at http://leavingthepublicsector.blogspot.com/ to share learning and to help people leaving make the most the time ahead. The aim is to;
Give them honest advice about the realities of life outside
Support them in making their plans
Help them carry their plan through!

10 PERSONAL BRANDING TIPS TO HELP IN YOUR JOB SEARCH

These tips will help you create and communicate a brand that will help employers choose you: Remember you are the product, and the employer is the consumer. A clear and compelling career brand helps employers understand the benefits of your product and give you an advantage in the job market.