About David Shindler

David helps you to be clearer, more confident, and purposeful so you take the right job and career actions for you. Job & Career Coach, Blogger, Author of Learning to Leap: a Guide to Being More Employable.

How to Influence Your Micro-Managing Boss with Skill

Yes, you’ve read that correctly. Your boss is a human being and, as we know, to err is human, which means that sometimes even those petty, annoying micro-managers don’t do all those things on purpose. And, even if your boss is simply a bit controlling, there are some methods to help you communicate your dissatisfaction, [...]

By |2019-10-20T10:25:42+01:00October 20th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Careers in Catering: What are the Opportunities?

The breadth of available roles in the hospitality industry is something that continues to appeal to new recruits, offering a whole host of challenges and opportunities. Not all career opportunities are obvious though — and there’s certainly a few hidden gems to uncover! Here's a rundown of some of the most interesting roles available in [...]

By |2019-10-14T09:14:43+01:00October 13th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Business/Employers|0 Comments

The Top 5 Must-Read Books For Graduates

Not all of us have a clear-cut career path in mind after graduation. Many recent graduates find themselves leaving education wondering what their next steps should be. Entering the world of work for the first time can be daunting, but millions of people all over the world have faced (and overcome) the exact same issue. [...]

By |2019-10-06T18:12:32+01:00October 6th, 2019|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Company Culture or Pay: What Matters More to You?

Company culture. It’s not in the one-liners on the walls, nor the office deckchairs, espresso machine or popcorn stations. Previously a HR buzzword, company culture is now more mainstream and a critical aspect of business success. So much so that many of us now prioritise culture over salary when it comes to job satisfaction. According [...]

By |2019-09-29T09:27:29+01:00September 29th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Students: Common Money Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

If you’re a recent graduate in the UK, your finances are likely reeling as an effect of studying in one of the world’s most expensive educational systems. Just last year, the average student debt was around £50,000, with an additional 6.1% of interest added on after students got their first payment. But what if you’re still [...]

By |2019-09-22T09:30:30+01:00September 22nd, 2019|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Construction: What Are The Best Routes Into The Industry?

The UK’s growing population has led to an increasing demand for investment in buildings and infrastructure. Skilled construction workers are in high demand to support the growth of new businesses, new homes, and public spaces. In the past, people would join a construction company straight from school and learn on the job. However, this is [...]

By |2019-09-15T18:31:28+01:00September 15th, 2019|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Hustle Culture: What is the Impact on Your Work-Life?

Hard work pays off. That’s what we’re always told as we go through school, apply for jobs and navigate our careers. If our goal is to one day be successful, we must work as hard as we can to achieve our goals. This is the hustle culture we’re participating in today. To an extent, there’s [...]

By |2019-08-25T08:35:49+01:00August 25th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Acceptance: What Makes It So Difficult?

Recently, I went to an event to share experiences, thoughts, and feelings with fifty other people on the issue of acceptance. My interest is piqued by topics that resonate with coaching clients. We all see the world from different hilltops and the views of the valleys in between can vary hugely. Here are some insights [...]

By |2019-08-18T10:32:41+01:00August 18th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Manage Your Time Better By Answering These 3 Questions

Many managers that I coach struggle to prioritise their work, battle to finish tasks and find time to think. I don’t know about you, but I struggle to do everyday things like shopping, cooking, and cleaning! Not to mention the lure of my mobile as it buzzes to announce yet another text or my laptop [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:22:51+01:00August 13th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Leading a Team? How to Strike the Right Tone

You are new to leading a team (or this team) and want to get off to a good start in your new role. Maybe the team is also new or perhaps one that has been together for a while. There are many factors to take into account including capabilities, morale, and delivery pressures. Here are [...]

Money matters: Why we need to teach financial literacy

According to a 2018 study by The Independent, three-quarters of Brits are worried about their financial situation. Many people find themselves living payday to payday, or stressing out over unexpected bills. Our mental health is suffering as a result. Education really is key here, as many young people have expressed dissatisfaction with their schooling in [...]

By |2019-07-28T10:23:38+01:00July 28th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Education|0 Comments

Women in Engineering: How to Choose the Right Sector

Engineering offers many rewarding jobs and careers with ever greater opportunities from improving technology and innovation. Why is it then that the UK has the lowest percentage of professional female engineers in Europe? The statistics are interesting: In 2018, just 12.37 percent of UK engineers were women (although, the number has been increasing year on [...]

By |2019-07-21T09:38:01+01:00July 21st, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

A Day in the Life of a Content Creator

I get a lot of puzzled looks when people outside of digital marketing ask me what I do and I say I'm a ‘Content Creator'. The brief explanation I give is that I'm in charge of creating a variety of different content for websites, whether that be articles, blogs, infographics or videos. If like me, [...]

By |2019-07-14T11:32:59+01:00July 14th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

5 Things to Know That Will Help Kick-Start Your Marketing Career

Freelance Copywriter, Lewis King, loves to hear people considering marketing as a career and offers some reassuring points that will help you kick-start your career in this thriving industry. Even if you’re starting your career or looking for a change, I would highly recommend marketing. It’s probably one of the most varied and thrilling industries [...]

By |2019-07-07T09:20:32+01:00July 7th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

8 Tips For Your Successful Apprenticeship Application

Education can change your life and take you in a different direction at any age. This post looks at how to enhance your chances of gaining an apprenticeship. In 2017/18, there were more than 800,000 people that were participating in an apprenticeship in England. Moreover, 41% of those apprenticeships involve someone aged 24 or older.  [...]

By |2019-06-16T16:52:44+01:00June 16th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Education|0 Comments

4 Powerful Steps For An Intrapreneurial Mind And Skill Set

Businesses, no matter the shape and size, thrive from identifying new innovations to resolve pain points, but this doesn’t mean funding will be handed to anyone with an idea. Without an intrapreneurial mind and skill set, you will struggle to convince your company's main powerhouses (board members, shareholders, directors) to support and sign-off on the [...]

Discrimination: What Can You Do As An Employee?

As an employee, it's a horrible experience to feel discriminated against at work. Too often, people going through this don't know if they should or can do something about it. Even if they do, knowing the first steps to take can be challenging. Discrimination at work cases can have a severe impact on everyone involved. [...]

Toxic Work Relationship? How to Prevent And Put Out Fires

You go to a meeting and your boss humiliates you in front of your colleagues. Members of your team are talking negatively behind your back and spreading gossip. You're about to start a new management role in the organisation and you're already hearing that people would prefer their old boss. Other people are 'difficult'. Do [...]

Are You Considering A Career In The Jewellery Industry?

The UK jewellery industry currently employs over 55,000 people in over 16,000 businesses. This post is for you if you're thinking of joining them and outlines some of the different roles in the sector. From goldsmiths to CAD designers creating stunning pieces like wedding rings and necklaces, read on as we look at the various [...]

By |2019-05-19T10:34:26+01:00May 19th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

How to Engage and Lead Your First Technical Team

Leading and managing a team in the innovative and complex tech sector is an exciting opportunity. However, it's not without its challenges. If you're responsible for your first technical team, what helps to be an engaging manager and leader? In fact, almost half of new managers say they feel unprepared for the role, with 87% [...]