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The velocity of change in performance management increasing, don’t be left behind:  79 percent of executives rate it a high priority, up from 71 percent three years ago, with 38 percent calling the problem “very important.” It is interesting how many of the truly successful tech companies have altered the paradigm of performance incentivisation and do exceptionally well. When reviewing some of the neuroscience behind performance I was struck by some of the things being Read More
  Categories : Career Success  Posted by Matthew Francis
preparing for interview changing workplace career coaching
When choosing a career coach, it’s important to find someone who’s got their pulse on the redefining expectations of employers in an ever-changing landscape.  Work environments are constantly evolving. How I was instructed to prepare for my first interview is vastly different to how I coach my clients for job interview preparation as they enter the workforce today. So with that in mind, let’s play a game of skillset top trumps for 2020!  Teamwork trumps Read More
  Categories : Career Success  Posted by Matthew Francis
“Right now, the world is your oyster!” People who say this to students and recent graduates forget just how overwhelming and, frankly, panic-inducing it can be to not yet have a clear direction in life! It’s daunting to know that the decisions you make today will impact your entire future. The trick is to take it one step at a time, and we have the first 4 steps here for you. Whether you’re an undergraduate Read More
  Categories : Career Success  Posted by Matthew Francis
Welcome to the Your Career Journey Blog. What is written here probably won’t change the world, but will hopefully provide some insight into the world of Professional Services and career growth. It is designed not to be too intense or serious, but there is an underlying theme running through it focused on enabling everyone (especially myself) to continue learning in order to reach our full potential. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on topics Read More
  Categories : Career Success  Posted by Matthew Francis
How to write a cover letter
Your CV will always be the most important part of your application. But a well-written cover letter can make all the difference. Writing a cover letter is more than just a formality, it’s a chance to: Spell out exactly why you believe you’re the perfect person for the job, why you believe you are a unique fit for the position. Draw attention to parts of your CV you think are particularly relevant. Explain employment gaps Read More
  Categories : Career Success  Posted by Matthew Francis
working from home tips
Working remotely isn’t all bad, Not only are you relieved of a ghastly commute every morning but also there’s a level of flexibility that allows you to have a better work-life balance.  Many have had this social experiment forced upon them these past few months, and they’ve been surprised by the results. Despite initial concerns to the contrary, remote employees are more productive and happier.  Given the results, some businesses and organizations are choosing to Read More
  Categories : Career Success  Posted by Matthew Francis

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