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About Steve Nicholls
As a career development coach with over 18 years of career coaching experience, Steve specialises in helping talented senior executives and managers to achieve their full potential and forge meaningful careers. He has built a highly credible reputation as the ‘go to’ career management specialist for professionals worldwide.
Steve is a member of the Career Development Institute, and holds the Post Graduate Diploma in Career Guidance. He uses a focused coaching approach with appropriate challenging that leads to improved motivation, satisfaction and happiness. Aligning personal career satisfaction with life aspects is a balance which Steve appreciates, and he adopts a straightforward, transparent and direct approach.
Steve believes in a collaborative, motivational style of career guidance support and communication. He draws on his diverse professional experience within business, gained across a number of sectors including corporate, public and third sector environments and consultancies.
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We live and work in a fast-paced world, but we also have to be ever adaptable in the world of work, ever-ready to adjust that CV, explore new connections and try to nudge some new doors open, and so on. There’s so much information out there these days about how to structure your CV and […]
The executive-level CV has been a career/job staple now for many years, but depending on what articles you read, there seems to be a movement toward cloud based options (storing your data remotely online). So, is the paper CV dead? How should we be thinking about this? Small Touches Still Count My take on this is […]
We’re accelerating toward a business world where the industrial age concepts and processes are being replaced by digital concepts and processes. This then of course requires a new set of skills for leaders of the future, as well as executive job seekers of the present. So why social? You’ll open up new opportunities, build new […]
Feel like you’ve achieved all you can in your current industry? Wondering if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence? Thinking about pursuing a career goal you’ve constantly been putting off? These aren’t uncommon thoughts for successful senior executives and in fact, people in general. It’s wired in to us to […]
Only 37% of candidates think their next role will come from the unadvertised jobs market. In reality, 70% of senior executive positions can be found in this ‘hidden’ jobs market – that’s 63% of candidates competing for 30% of all senior level jobs. Could it be that candidates are simply unaware of available opportunities?
Twitter? For an executive job search? Why should senior level candidates bother with Twitter at all?
Be prepared, talk about them and use their company name during the interview, make it personal, make it real and…
What if you’re currently employed, don’t want to rock the boat at work, but want to start exploring the idea of landing a fresh new role?
70-80% of the best executive jobs never come to the open market. Why then do most senior level candidates seem perfectly happy to focus on applying for advertised roles (where the competition is fierce, not to mention if the role is actually a ‘real’ one), rather than exploring the biggest slice of the cake, the […]