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Ultimate Career Coach

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The Ultimate Career Coach is an inspirational guide to getting to the top at work, and staying there. Packed with advice to help you achieve career success and enjoy your work, The Ultimate Career Coach covers everything a career-minded professional needs to know about getting ahead at work and staying on top. Topics include ways to get your dream job, how to network like a pro, how to use influencing methods to achieve success at work, how to balance work and home life, tips for managing stress levels, methods for thinking like a business leader and 140 other ideas to ensure high performance.

Table of Contents

  1. The Ultimate Career Coach
  2. Introduction: Time to shine!
    1. Quiz: It’s not about what you want – it’s about what you need
    2. Finding work to make your heart sing
  3. 1. Be amazing
    1. Unleash your creativity and shine
    2. Quiz: Time to get emotional
    3. 1. Increase your brand value
    4. 2. CREATE success
    5. 3. Know your strengths
    6. 4. A short cut to coping with obstacles
    7. 5. Make more mistakes faster
    8. 6. Look at things another way
    9. 7. Know what you can’t do
    10. 8. Come back in the morning
    11. 9. Don’t do lunch
    12. 10. Don’t reinvent the wheel
    13. 11. Take on another role
    14. 12. Making swift, smart decisions
    15. 13. Revamp your to-do list
    16. 14. How to love the job you’ve got
    17. 15. Maximise your self esteem
    18. 16. Being the best version of you
    19. Unleash your charisma and get what you want
    20. Quiz: Are you a player?
    21. 17. How to make everyone love you
    22. 18. Que? Speak their language
    23. 19. How to read minds
    24. 20. Become a people wizard
    25. 21. Before you act, rehearse
    26. 22. How to give incentives
    27. 23. Handling your boss
    28. 24. Ask, don’t tell
    29. 25. Dress the part
    30. 26. Just give them the facts
    31. 27. Listen – really listen
    32. 28. Be a networker
    33. 29. Become fluent in body language
    34. 30. Be polite and be persistent
    35. 31. Learn the art of negotiation
  4. 2. Rocket to the top
    1. 32. Take a pragmatic approach to work
    2. 33. Make good suggestions loudly
    3. 34. Taking problems to your manager
    4. 35. Be in the right place
    5. 36. Act on decisions
    6. 37. Know what to say to whom
    7. 38. Create your next job
    8. 6 ways to make your boss love you
    9. 39. How to negotiate a pay rise
    10. 40. It’s not about time, it’s about decisions
    11. 41. Get noticed by the right people
    12. 42. When to work for bastards
    13. 43. You are totally responsible for you
    14. 44. Act as if you are the CEO
    15. 45. Talk less, listen more
    16. 46. Get a personal development plan
    17. 47. Impress the senior management
    18. 48. Get to know the sales force
    19. 49. Think now and think ahead
    20. 50. Hone your presentation skills
    21. 51. Help people think for themselves
    22. 52. Are you a leader?
    23. 53. Pick the right management style
    24. 54. Find out what you are supposed to be doing
    25. 55. Ready, aim, fire
    26. 56. Creating a team strategy
    27. 57. Keep up the good work
    28. 58. Everybody lives by selling something
    29. 59. How to succeed at failure
    30. 60. Make the budget work for you
  5. 3. Upgrading your job
    1. Quiz: What’s holding you back?
    2. Getting your foot in the door
    3. 61. Getting back to work
    4. 62. Top notch CVs
    5. 63. Look good on your CV . . . without lying
    6. 64. Changing employers mid-career
    7. Stunning them at the interview
    8. 65. Great body language
    9. 66. How do you balance risk and return?
    10. 67. How do you work with difficult people?
    11. 68. So, why do you want this job?
    12. 69. What would your team change about you?
    13. 70. Why should we hire you over better qualified candidates?
    14. 71. Role-plays and assessment centres
    15. 72. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    16. 73. Is there anything you want to ask me?
    17. 74. Panel interviews
    18. 75. How will you know when you’ve found the right job?
    19. 76. What are your salary expectations?
  6. 4. Be the boss
    1. Quiz: Born entrepreneur or born employee?
    2. 77. Read this first
    3. 78. Raising the funds
    4. 79. Influencing the bank
    5. 80. Who are your customers?
    6. 81. Getting to grips with finances
    7. 82. Effective budgeting
    8. 83. Number crunching
    9. 84. How to be an entrepreneur
    10. 85. Business banking for beginners
    11. 86. Business angels and venture capitalists
    12. 87. Choosing your company’s status
    13. 88. Why you need a solicitor
    14. 89. Choosing and using accountants
    15. 90. Getting the right people
    16. 91. The business plan
    17. 92. Know the opposition
    18. 93. Maximising your company potential
    19. 94. How to make a profit
    20. 95. Get the best advice
    21. 96. The rainy-day fund
    22. 97. Keeping on top of cashflow
    23. 98. Reinvent. Regularly
    24. 99. Routes to market
    25. 100. Create a brilliant experience
    26. 101. Customers rule
    27. 102. Creating time for reflection
    28. 103. What if everything goes wrong?
  7. 5. Supercharge your finances
    1. Quiz: Are you scared of money?
    2. 104. Ditch the debt
    3. 105. Manage your credit
    4. 106. Be realistic about debt
    5. 107. How to deal with severe debt
    6. 108. Jump start your salary
    7. 109. First save, then spend
    8. 110. Stick to your budget
    9. 111. Show me the money
    10. 112. Conduct an annual stocktake of your finances
    11. 113. Get thrifty
    12. 114. The pros and cons of consolidation loans
    13. 115. Staying on top of your finances
    14. 116. Love your money
  8. 6. Feeling better, Faster
    1. Quiz: Are you living on adrenaline?
    2. 117. How to get rich on a not so rich salary
    3. 118. Find an hour a day to play
    4. 119. Never procrastinate again
    5. 120. What’s your Plan B?
    6. 121. Restoration day
    7. 122. Crisis management
    8. 123. Dealing with interruptions
    9. 124. Are you getting enough – pleasure, that is?
    10. 125. Aromatherapy masterclass
    11. 126. Have a holiday at your desk
    12. 127. Zap those piles of paper
    13. 128. Have you burned out?
    14. 129. Make life easy for yourself
    15. 130. The energy drench
    16. 131. A one-minute answer to mid-afternoon slump
    17. 132. Booking in peace
    18. 133. Stress is other people
  9. 7. Make your life–work balance – work!
    1. Quiz: What are your energy levels like?
    2. 134. You’re the boss of you
    3. 135. Be selfish
    4. 136. Cure yourself of the disease to please
    5. 137. Take the stress out of your love life
    6. 138. Stop acting on impulse
    7. 139. Tame your to-do list
    8. 140. Perfect moments
    9. 141. Energy black spots transformed
    10. 142. Leave the office on time
    11. 143. Speed parenting – better than stressed parenting
    12. 144. Me, myself and I
    13. 145. Guilt be gone
    14. 146. The perfection trap
    15. 147. Blitz your home in a weekend
    16. 148. Live the lottery life
    17. 149. Run away, run away
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