Author Archives: Naeema Pasha

About Naeema Pasha

Naeema is an experienced careers professional who has worked with leading business schools, universities and global corporations on career development strategy. She has delivered courses, lectures and workshops across the UK and Europe on: change and career management; global competencies, technology in career success and creative job planning. She has worked with thousands of people on career and personal development. Naeema has a Masters in Career Guidance and is currently studying for a Doctorate in Business Administration at Henley Business School, and her research area is personality, competencies and career resilience.

Most of what you say doesn’t count….

We keep hearing that most communication is non-verbal. Even I have blogged about a hugely high percentage of how people judge you, is not about the actual words you say, at say important events such as an interview, but more on how you … Read More »

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Making Changes

CAREER CHANGE A rather extreme example of career change was in the news just recently. It was about the man in Brazil (Mr A) who as a result of a stroke (causing a change in brain activity) had become extremely … Read More »

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Are we any good at career planning?

Career Planning There are several theories on how we plan our career. Some theories actually say that its better to leave things to serendipity. Which sounds a bit laid back – but the idea around this comes from some research … Read More »

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Likability – is it the X Factor at interview?

Likability Factor The X Factor is back on TV. It’s the familiar cringe telly for Saturday night. And like it or not, there is one thing that creates ‘winners’ in a public vote; even if they can’t string a tune … Read More »

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What are your weaknesses?

Weaknesses We all have weaknesses. I don’t mean that thing you might have for dunking chocolate hobnobs in your tea whilst watching Homes under the Hammer on a duvet day. I mean minor personality flaws that are often asked about … Read More »

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Leaving A Job After A Few Weeks

You’re in the job from hell What if you’ve landed your dream job and you find out you actually hate it.  You hate the work, you hate the commute, you hate your boss, you especially hate the ‘you don’t have … Read More »

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Resilience is Futile?

Career Resilient People We have all heard of inspiring story forces of people who have stuck at something and come through despite the odds. Sometimes they make us look ourselves and ask if we have this ability to bounceback. Sometimes … Read More »

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Career Profiles – worth the effort of writing one?

Writing an effective career profile for your CV or resume I used to be ambivalent about profile pieces at the top of a CV. Most of the ones I read were an odd selection of words that seemed disembodied from … Read More »

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The career successes of Narcissists

Narcissists – can we learn anything from them? There is some research from New Zealand, written up in a recent paper, that suggests that whilst people who have some form or narcissism are good at getting jobs they may not … Read More »

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Impact at Interviews

Making an Impact at Interview According to Richard Maun, business coach and author of Job Hunting 3.0 People make up 90% of their mind in the first 90 seconds. “That time includes you walking into the room, shaking hands and … Read More »

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