Sue Moseley

Find me on:

Recent Posts

Four ways to present like a pro

Posted by Sue Moseley on 08-Apr-2016 10:00:00

How do you feel when asked to give a presentation?

For many people the answer to this question is ‘nervous’ (or something more extreme and possibly less polite…). Some degree of anxiety about a public performance is very common and that applies to presentations to peers, clients and management too. Importantly, feeling nervous does not mean that you are a poor presenter or performer. Often quite the opposite. Adele1 is reported to suffer from serious stage fright and we are not hearing many complaints about her sell-out tour!

Much presentation advice centres on content. What will you say? How will you make sure it’s relevant? How will you predict questions? Valuable as those questions are, they don’t get to the heart of what makes it possible for us to stand up in front of a group of people and engage their interest. So let’s get to the heart of the matter - here are four ways to present like a pro.

Read More

Topics: presentation skills

Is performance anxiety tripping you up in interviews & presentations?

Posted by Sue Moseley on 21-Jan-2016 12:30:00

Performance anxiety tripping you up in job interviews or presentations? Seeking the next step in your working life, yet it’s not happening for you? Know you are capable, yet find yourself daunted by new challenges?

These are regular issues. You may take some comfort from knowing you are certainly not alone in being affected by them to a greater or lesser extent. Research has long shown the high incidence of anxiety around public speaking and presenting for example, with large numbers affected and up to 1 in 8 severely so (1). Yet such knowledge does little to lessen the frustration and pain experienced.

Read More

Topics: Interviews, Consultancy, career coaching

2 steps to your career (re)launch

Posted by Sue Moseley on 21-Dec-2015 15:00:00

Brilliant images of the launch of the latest mission to the International Space Station and UK astronaut Tim Peake have been everywhere this week. So with launches in mind as we close the year, what of work? As you close the year and look ahead to the next, here are two simple steps that will get your career thinking moving.

Read More

Topics: career change, career choice, career coaching

'Peddle your oddities as precious commodities': strengthen your CV now

Posted by Sue Moseley on 02-Dec-2015 12:20:10

 We’ve all got our oddities. Or is it just me?

When I came across the phrase ‘peddle your oddities as precious commodities’ it brought a big smile. Concise and refreshing, it sums up a core principle of career success; know your strengths and play to them. And it adds to that principle the liberating notion that your strengths may be unconventional. What’s more in being unconventional, they may be even greater strengths. Precious even.

Read More

Topics: Diversity, CVs and applications, Communication

4 questions to transform your impact in meetings

Posted by Sue Moseley on 29-Oct-2015 10:00:00

 You could be wasting a year of your life in useless meetings according to a survey of UK workers. Sound all too familiar?

Read More

Topics: Communication

How to answer interview questions using the STAR technique

Posted by Sue Moseley on 21-Oct-2015 14:58:26

The STAR technique may be used to provide structure to your responses when answering difficult interview questions. It's a great way to demonstrate to the interviewer that you know what you're talking about!

Read More

Topics: Interviews

How to write a CV that gets results

Posted by Sue Moseley on 08-Sep-2015 12:00:00

Most people find it a challenge to write a good CV. The temptation to just update an existing version is strong, so your 2015 CV is just a longer version of your 2014 CV , which in turn is a longer version of ... you know where this is heading. And it's not heading towards the results you want. You want an interview, to secure a conversation with a contact, you want a (new) job. You're going to write a CV which secures your future. So it makes sense that you write it with that future in mind. Before you reach for your laptop to dust off an existing CV, stop and look ahead by doing these things:

 

This post sets out the easy steps you can take to get your CV delivering those results.

 

Read More

Hard data shows soft skills increase quality and results for organisations

Posted by Sue Moseley on 21-Jan-2015 17:28:06

These are demanding times for all organisations and employees. The pursuit of product/service enhancement and cost management underpins much of what we do. These priorities apply to healthcare as well as to banking, to consumer retail as well as to manufacturing. Even the Premier League is not (quite) exempt. And we all want results. Quickly. Yesterday would be good.

Read More

Subscribe to Email Updates

 

Knowledge at your fingertips

The Careers Group is the UK's leading careers service, providing students, graduates and professionals with advice and resources to make professional life that little bit easier. Our blogs are written by experts with a mission to develop expertise and advance the sector we work within.

Subscribe to this blog and you'll receive:

  • Top tips
  • Relevant news
  • World-class resources