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A-Z OF PERSONAL DEVELOP THE HBI EXPLORES THE BEST WAYS BUSINESS OWNERS CAN BOOST THEIR PROFESSIONAL CVs

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AWARENESS

Be aware of yourself - do you negative self-talk or criticize others? Try and observe your habits/way of work and others reactions. Through awareness of you we can learn and better ourselves push yourself to new limits and potentially achieve more.

BRAND

You yourself are a brand. Make it clear what your brand offers and the experience and image one can gain with yourself. You can establish your brand online by doing things like blogging. This can show others what they can expect and gain from your brand.

CV

Your Curriculum Vitae only allows you a couple of sheets of A4 where you have to sell yourself and make your CV stand out from the rest. Doing things such as volunteering and being more creative in the way in which you’ve written your CV and the layout can bring attention to your CV.

DEVELOPMENT

Development is consistent throughout your life so always look out for new opportunities to brush up on skills or training.

ENJOY

If you enjoy learning and developing yourself further, this will motivate you even when we are tired or feeling despairing.

FEEDBACK

Gaining feedback from employees and employers is great. They can point out weaknesses that you yourself may have not have noticed, thus helping you to improve.

GOALS Set yourself goals whether small or big, short or long term. The sense of achieving a goal gives your morale a boost.

HONESTY

Always be honest and don’t lie. If you do you’ll most probably be found out. Employers and clients need to gain trust with you and if you’re honest this is more likely to happen faster and be of a greater benefit.

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INSPIRATIONAL “If you’ve ever had the misfortune of sitting through an annual conference of uninspired speakers reading with their heads buried in their notes, you’ll know what a killer lack of inspirational leadership can be for morale. Ensure you have the skills and behaviours for the position of influence you find yourself in. If you can’t make speeches fun, engaging and inspirational, get to work on it right now”. Phil Parker, expert in NLP and Peak Performance coaching.

LISTEN

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Listen to the staff: In order to motivate staff, employers need to be aware of the troubles and desires of their employees in order to respond to these. This can be done in company meetings when staff are allowed to voice their grievances, by using an anonymous survey or by simply having a feedback box.

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The Hertfordshire Business Independent July August Issue  

This month focuses on Personal Development. We find out more from personal development expert Sally Hindmarch, we learn how to stay motivate...