To help you feel better about your redundancy in the short run, and move on with your career in the long run, I’m sharing my expert tips on just what you should be doing…

In the first hour

Even if you are expecting it, news that your role is redundant will still come as a shock. Give it time to sink in.

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In the first day first day

Share the news with your partner/family and close friends. You will need to lean on them over the coming weeks and months.

Ask the following questions to understand the exact terms of your redundancy:

In the first week

Speak with legal professionals to review the terms of your redundancy and any…


I pulled together this list as a bit of light-hearted fun on one of my Monday morning LinkedIn Lives or #jobhuntingwithjane . This is a brain dump from me of all the words we associate with job searching. How many will you guess? What do you have in your list? Let me know in the comments below.

A is for Achievements, Applications & Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Think about what your past achievements are, this is a strong indication of what you will bring to an organisation in the future. Many of my clients say things like “It’s hard for me, I was just doing my job”. Consider how you…


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December is always a great time to reflect on the year that we will be leaving behind as well as getting ourselves ready for the year ahead. This also means freshening up your social media accounts and in particular LinkedIN.

You’ll find below a list of actions that I recommend you do each December to make sure that you are ready to take the new year by the horns. Let’s go from top to bottom.

Update your profile picture

Does your current photo reflect who you are right now? Maybe you have changed your hairstyle or colour, you may have left the corporate world…


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It took me a while to take that leap of faith. After experiencing my second redundancy of the year and, licking my wounds for a while, I got back into the job market whilst all the while having this itch that I really wanted to scratch. The itch of starting my own business.

I’m an all or nothing kind of girl and realised that trying to build a business whilst looking for a job was not for me. After a lot of back and forth I decided to go for it.

Learning has always been a passion of mine and…


Many businesses are now using online interviews as a way to work through a high volume of applicants and/or reducing travel costs when recruiting overseas.

The key to a successful online meeting is in the preparation. I hope that these hints and tips will create the environment for you to reduce the stress of the situation so that you can perform at your best.

“I don’t believe in luck, I believe in preparation” Bob Knight (Basketball Coach)

Before the Meeting

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Tom Cruise as “Jerry Maguire”​

The 31st March is “Quit Your Crappy Job” Day — who knew there was such a thing, but then again why should we be surprised? I’m sure that we can all name at least one of our close circle of friends who detests their job and are too stuck to know what they really want to do or, if they know the answer to that question, have the courage to quit their “crappy job”.

I was speaking with a Career Coaching client about this only last week. They wanted to leave their job and I suggested that rather than jumping…


I got home from my New Year dinner and posted the photo featured below on Facebook. This was taken at the beginning of the evening and at first glance there is nothing extraordinary about it, except that I was holding a gin cocktail with a caption saying how excited I was to be tasting my first drink after abstaining from alcohol for the whole of 2018.

I was surprised by the positive response I received, many people did not know I had set this as a personal challenge for 2018. They asked a number of questions, so I thought I…


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In this article, I suggested that one way to be thoroughly prepared for an interview is to write a list of questions that you can ask the interviewer.

When I was interviewing candidates, I was always unimpressed when, towards the end of the interview, I would ask “What questions do you have for us?” for candidates to respond with either “no” or “I did think of some but can’t remember what they were now”. Really? …


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After my first redundancy of 2017 (there were 2!), I threw myself into the job market and was delighted to get through CV screenings and in front of hiring managers. I was then disappointed to find that this was where all my opportunities came to an abrupt halt. I just couldn’t understand it, I had done so much work to prepare for the interview, why wasn’t I getting any offers?

I thought I had done a lot of work to prepare, that was until I went to a session on interview preparation at Careers Springboard and I realised that I…


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Legend has it that Warren Buffet and Bill Gates were at a party when a stranger politely interrupted them to ask them what the secret was to their success. Without a moment’s hesitation, they both replied “focus”, why then, does this seem to be so difficult in today’s distraction-led world?

Since starting my own business, I now spend the majority of my time at home and it is incredible how the most mundane thing had the propensity to distract me away from my #1 goal of building a successful coaching practice. …

Jane Ferré

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