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ASK MILDRED: How do I find a job as an older, experienced jobseeker?

I get asked a lot of questions about job-seeking on and offline, so today I’m introducing a new feature on my blog to help provide you with some answers – “Ask Mildred”! About once every fortnight (maybe more), I will answer your burning career or job search questions personally, or bring in special guests with expertise in...

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Young and employed? Please take this survey (and feature in my next book)

Mar 08, 14 Young and employed? Please take this survey (and feature in my next book)

Posted by in Blog, Employment, Job hunting tips

Since writing my first book, 7 Keys to a Winning CV (published in 2011), I have had the rewarding privilege of working closely with young people to help them find jobs. Along the way, I discovered that a lot of the struggle young people have in finding work – and part of the reason for the high unemployment rate for the 16-24...

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My response to Nick Clegg’s employment plans for NEET young people

Feb 27, 14 My response to Nick Clegg’s employment plans for NEET young people

Posted by in Blog, Mildred's thoughts

So Nick Clegg is turning his attention to the “forgotten” NEETs – the estimated one million young people who are not going to university and not engaged in any other form of education, employment or training. This is a very welcome move as there are increasingly more young people shunning higher education due to the absurd...

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Put your best face forward: eight easy steps to a great profile picture

Feb 19, 14 Put your best face forward: eight easy steps to a great profile picture

Posted by in Blog, Guest posts, Social media

Your profile picture is one of the most important self-marketing tools you have at your disposal. After three years of maintaining the same image online, last week I took the long overdue step of unveiling my new profile image as a reflection of my growth as a person and the development of my ‘Mildred Talabi’ brand. In this...

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Why I’ve refreshed my brand image (and why you might need to)

Feb 13, 14 Why I’ve refreshed my brand image (and why you might need to)

Posted by in Blog, Job hunting tips

If you’re a regular reader of my blog or visitor to my website, you’ll notice I’ve had a little appearance change (note: if you’re not yet a regular, what’re you waiting for? Pop your details on the homepage, and voila! my next blog straight to your inbox!). The change all started with me wanting to...

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Nice girls *still* don’t get the corner office (book giveaway)

Feb 03, 14 Nice girls *still* don’t get the corner office (book giveaway)

Posted by in Blog, Book reviews, Competitions

Around this time last year, I was invited to Southbank Centre’s annual ‘WOW’ festival as a panellist for the very interesting discussion topic of “Nice girls don’t get the corner office”, based on the book by bestselling author, Dr. Lois Frankel. That event, and the book itself, ended up marking a...

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Jobseekers’ round-up (Jan): failing careers and finding jobs on Twitter…

Jan 29, 14 Jobseekers’ round-up (Jan): failing careers and finding jobs on Twitter…

Posted by in Jobseekers' round-ups

I watch a lot of TED Talks - largely because I find them inspiring and nourishing for my mind, but also because one day I’d like to take the TED platform and share my own “ideas worth spreading” so it’s kind of like homework in a way. But anyway, earlier this month I came across this TEDx by Larry Smith on...

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51 quick and easy ways to improve your CV

This post does exactly what it says on the tin – if you want to improve your CV in a hurry, here are 51 quick and easy things you can do right now… Scrap that cheap template you downloaded from *that* dodgy website Lose the words ‘CV’ or ‘Curriculum Vitae’ from the top of the page Get rid of...

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Why you shouldn’t waste your time making new goals this new year

Jan 04, 14 Why you shouldn’t waste your time making new goals this new year

Posted by in Blog, Mildred's thoughts

On New Years Eve I spent the best part of the day going over my last year’s journal and preparing to create my goals for the (then) coming year, as I do each year. As I reflected on last year’s progress, to my complete horror, I saw that of the 10 goals I had set myself for the year gone by, I had only achieved a measly...

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3 honest things you can do at work to prepare for your next job

Dec 12, 13 3 honest things you can do at work to prepare for your next job

Posted by in Job hunting tips

Here’s the deal – long gone are the days of having a job for life. They’re dead, gone, and buried – probably lying in the same grave as gramophones, typewriters, and cassette tapes. The average person now goes through 10-15 jobs a lifetime and the ‘stick-around’ rate per job is now also...

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