16 episodes

Talking careers with "The Career Ace"

Patricia McGuire, the Managing Director of Purple Select Recruitment, a successful international recruitment boutique, based in Zürich, Switzerland which specialises in multilingual candidates in the IT sector, technical and sales. Clients are based in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the UK.

Patricia and her merry band of professional and successful recruiters will share with you the tips and tricks of their profession, enabling you to grow your career and achieve your potential.

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Talking careers with "The Career Ace"

Patricia McGuire, the Managing Director of Purple Select Recruitment, a successful international recruitment boutique, based in Zürich, Switzerland which specialises in multilingual candidates in the IT sector, technical and sales. Clients are based in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the UK.

Patricia and her merry band of professional and successful recruiters will share with you the tips and tricks of their profession, enabling you to grow your career and achieve your potential.

    Episode 65: Getting the best from recruitment consultants

    Episode 65: Getting the best from recruitment consultants

    Episode 65 of The Career Ace podcast from www.thecareerace.com
    Career Advice from a professional recruiter. Have you ever been disappointed when you've worked with a recruitment consultant? Well, next time, listen to this, take control of the situation and make that consultant do their best for you.

    • 11 min
    Episode 64: Negotiating your salary with a job offer from another company

    Episode 64: Negotiating your salary with a job offer from another company

    The career development podcast from www.thecareerace.com
    This month our topic is "leveraging an offer for a new job to improve your salary situation with your existing employer."
    Should you feel bad about leveraging your new offer?
    No, because jobs are not for life and you, just as a company must do, should look after your own interests.
    How do you make it work for you?...

    • 11 min
    Episode 63 Should interns be paid?

    Episode 63 Should interns be paid?

    This week at The Career Ace (www.thecareerace.com) I am discussing whether we should pay interns. What do you think? What happens in your country? Keep in touch and let me know. Don't forget there are lots of free resources on the Career Ace website.

    • 9 min
    Episode 62: Help! People think I'm too young to do my job

    Episode 62: Help! People think I'm too young to do my job

    Do people think you are too young to be able to do your job?
    In Episode 62 of the career ace podcast we speculate whether it is an issue of youthful good looks, or your self confidence.

    Just recently I have had a few clients come to me and express the opinion that they look too young to be doing their job.

    They have all been professional people, and it may surprise you that not one of them were career starters by which I mean they weren't people who have just left school or college or university and were starting their professional life, all of them had been doing the job for a least a couple of years, in one case they were already at board level but the common denominator was that they felt their youthful good looks were still holding them back.

    As far as my anecdotal experience tells me, the problem exists pretty much equally across gender.

    What do you think? Contact me at thecareerace.com and give me your feedback.

    • 13 min
    Episode 61: The counter offer, accept or reject?

    Episode 61: The counter offer, accept or reject?

    The latest podcast from thecareerace.com You have received a counter offer from your current employers, should you accept or reject it? It's up to you, but here are some ideas to help you with your decision.

    • 9 min
    Episode 60: How to write the BEST resignation letter

    Episode 60: How to write the BEST resignation letter

    Today I'm talking about your resignation letter. It's a topic that comes up so many times when I'm consulting with people about their careers. in order to start your wonderful new job, your current employers need to know that you are leaving, so you have to write them a formal resignation letter.
    Don't know how to start? You are not alone. Here is what you do.

    • 7 min

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