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Why we can grieve for a job loss before it’s even happened

Is it possible to grieve for something before you’ve lost it? A question I was mulling over recently after ...

What interviewers really want to know when they say ‘tell me about you’

Have you ever been in an interview where they have opened with world’s broadest question ‘can you tell me ...

Why lurking on LinkedIn won’t help you get a new role

Are you actively looking for a new role? Assuming your situation is not confidential, here are 9 ways you ...

Want a stand-out CV? Sprinkle these power verbs through it liberally!

I have read a lot of CVs over the years. Thousands. Some are, to put it politely, just a ...

14 Self-care ideas to bring joy on your darker days

I recently read an interesting article about S.A.D. (Seasonally Affected Disorder). It said around 6% of us in the ...

Seven learnings from writing my Board CV to save your time and sanity

NED Series Blog 4 – I have been considering applying for a NED or Trustee role for some time ...

The five top insights HR NEDs and Trustees want you to know

NED Series Blog 3 – In 2021, I conducted a research survey to learn from HR leaders who have ...

Nine easy ways to turn attending a webinar into a networking opportunity

I have heard so many times since the start of the pandemic, ‘oh isn’t networking hard these days now ...

Ten tips for breaking into the Trustee or NED world

NED Series Blog 2 – Often HR leaders talk about having an aspiration to become a Non-Executive Director (NED) ...

Nine things to do before becoming a NED or Trustee alongside your day job

NED Series Blog 1 – Often HR leaders talk about having a long-term aspiration to become a Non-Executive Director ...

Why the answer is always YES you DO have questions for them!

Picture the scene. You are in an interview. It’s gone well and it’s coming to the end. You are ...

13 reasons why hiring a coach could be a game changer

I was really shocked when someone recently said to me ‘oh I don’t need coaching’. My reaction was strong. ...

Five helpful things I have learnt in five years

I am just into the start of the sixth year of my business and have taken some time to ...

These two easy changes will massively increase your success at interview

Being great at what you do doesn’t mean you are going to perform well at interview. Being perfect for ...

Why just being great at your job won’t get you promoted

You are happy in your current company. You are busy in your role and doing a great job. Well ...

LinkedIn Challence from May 2021: Stop lurking and start posting.

My LinkedIn challenge, run in May 2021 can be viewed in full here. Have you been meaning to post ...

Why it’s not a disaster if you have a ‘non-traditional’ career path

Many leaders have what I would call a traditional career path. If we take the world of Human Resources ...

Seven reasons interviews are better remotely than face to face

We have all had lots of adjustments to make in the last year, a big one being the move ...

What’s stopping you getting things done?

Do you sometimes find that you struggle to get around to some things? You put them off and find ...

What is a growth mindset and how can it help you?

We have all worked with someone who wasn’t pleased when others succeeded. Or someone who argued with the feedback ...

Why I changed my mind about covering letters

I often get asked by clients whether they need to have a covering letter. I confess historically I wasn’t ...

14 mistakes to avoid at interview

I recently asked members of my Facebook Group for their ‘interview don’ts’… here are some of the ones they ...

Why you should PIMP your Elevator Pitch

“Hi, I’m Ellie Rich-Poole, The Recruitment Coach. I help businesses improve their recruitment and I coach individuals changing their ...

How to network when you can’t leave the house

This January we moved to Singapore. We arrived just about the same time as the then unnamed Coronavirus, to ...

Onboarding remotely: how to delight your new joiner

Think back to when you last started in a new organisation and how you felt. Being a new team ...

Fifteen things you need to know if you are moving internationally

Having recently moved to a new country for a third time – this time to Singapore – I have ...

How to write an amazing CV that will get you interviews

Having worked in recruitment for over 20 years I have seen a wide range of CVs. The good, the ...

How to nail it at interview

I recently worked with someone who was going for a new role and was really keen to land it. ...

Looking for a job? Here are 13 tips

Whatever your reason for exploring new opportunities, whether it was your decision or in response to redundancy, it can ...

Three years on, the highs and lows

The end of June 2019 marks three years since I left the corporate world and set up my own ...