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.

What Makes An Ideal Job? New Research

If you could piece together your ideal job, what would it look like? When leading independent job board, CV-Library, asked Brits recently, it's a flexible London-based education job, in a company with less than 250 people, which pays £25,500 per year! What makes an ideal job for you? A note of caution because the survey [...]

By |2019-01-20T17:10:04+01:00January 20th, 2019|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

First Jobber? How to Be a Valued Colleague After Graduating

Are you a first jobber after graduating? Here are some helpful steps that you can take to be a valued employee and colleague, so you hit the ground running. Create your vision of success Ask yourself, What do I want my colleagues to be saying about me in six months' time? Write down a few statements [...]

By |2019-01-06T11:02:56+01:00January 6th, 2019|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Top 12 Learning to Leap Blog Posts 2018

My top 12 blog posts 2018 are a combination of the most shared ones and personal favourites. They were published either on my website or as guest blogs on other platforms. This year, I will be writing less but still publishing quality guest posts, so keep them coming. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as [...]

How to Ensure You Follow Through on Your Intentions

Not everyone can afford to pay for a coach to help them with their life and work challenges. What can you do for yourself instead? After all, whatever your choice it's still down to you to act! How can you get the benefit of helpful questions to prompt your thinking and build in accountability for [...]

By |2018-12-14T11:42:58+01:00December 14th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

How to Combat the Workplace Loneliness Epidemic

People in any profession and at all levels can suffer from isolation at work. Those in senior roles often carry huge amounts of responsibility and can feel like the only person with the answers. Interns may struggle to integrate and long-standing employees often feel disengaged. What can managers do about workplace loneliness and enhance team [...]

By |2018-12-09T12:37:14+01:00December 9th, 2018|Professionals, Business/Employers|0 Comments

How to Cultivate Helpful Work Relationships Before Graduating

Networking is defined as the “cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business” by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Sounds pretty crucial to career success, right? Unfortunately, your professors may or may not have exposed you to the idea of networking to build potential work relationships or how to go about it. When is it too early [...]

By |2018-12-02T16:56:45+01:00December 2nd, 2018|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Recent Graduate? How to Get a Grip of Your Finances

Are you a UK graduate still carrying the burden of huge debts after studying in one of the most expensive further education systems in the world? Here are several ways to help get a grip on your finances through effective budgeting. The debt challenge In 2012, student fees trebled to £9,000 a year and maintenance [...]

By |2018-11-27T16:10:42+01:00November 27th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|1 Comment

How To Be An Influential Everyday Leader

The word leader is often associated with seniority, job roles, and positions in a hierarchy. There is also the assumption by some people that leaders are born rather than made. It can suggest that the idea of leading is only for a chosen few. Yet, from my experience, we all have the potential to be an influential [...]

Freelancing As A Student: Why These Myths Are Not True

As a student, when I let people know I’m also freelancing as a writer, they often don’t take me seriously. However, it’s becoming a more common choice for millennials to work for themselves and to steer away from the standard 9-5 job. The jokes about being unemployed and sleeping all day are just myths and [...]

By |2018-10-22T09:34:57+01:00October 21st, 2018|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Help! I’m an Introvert, Get Me Out Of Here

Do you struggle as an introvert to promote yourself in today's competitive and networked work environment? If so, this post offers five ways to help you build your confidence and be more at ease with the demands of an extroverted world. The idea of self-promotion tends to be anathema to an introvert. Often, it frightens [...]

By |2018-10-14T11:17:27+01:00October 14th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|2 Comments

Career Bliss: How to Avoid Sabotaging Yourself (Podcast)

Career bliss? No, it's not La-La land, but something that Sabrina Ali of make.believe.for real. understands better than most. Based in Canada, she is a wonderful career counselor and writer for professionals under 40. So, I'm extremely grateful to her for sharing her insights and wisdom in this post. Please take time out of your [...]

By |2018-10-07T13:12:26+01:00October 7th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

How to Apply Neuroscience and Encourage High Trust

Trust is in short supply these days. Just ask disengaged employees or disillusioned job seekers. So, how do you encourage it as a leader or manager? As a job seeker, how do you know if a potential employer has a culture of trust? This post looks at helpful advances in neuroscience and how you can [...]

What Role Is For You In The Fashion Industry?

Have you considered taking on a career in fashion after education? There is a wide range of options available aside from the obvious ones like designers and models. From a career in fashion-related finance to discovering a role in communications, the opportunities are varied. Read on as providers of costume design courses, The Northern School [...]

By |2018-10-08T12:21:02+01:00September 23rd, 2018|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Work-Related Expenses: Are They Costing You a Fortune?

A new study from CV-Library reveals that the average Brit spends £205 a month on work-related expenses, including lunch, commuting and stationary. That’s equivalent to £2,460 a year! Do you think that's fair? How much does location make a difference? Learning to Leap explores the findings and hears from Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library. [...]

By |2018-09-16T10:09:17+01:00September 16th, 2018|Professionals, Business/Employers|0 Comments

CV Problems? Here Are 10 Ways To Impress an SME

Your CV or resume can lead to your dream job. So you want it to make a big impact when recruiters and SME owners get round to seeing what your skill set is. Here are 10 ways to ensure you’ve got the best chance of landing an interview. 1. Update your design If you’re still [...]

By |2018-09-09T15:52:54+01:00September 9th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|3 Comments

Lack Experience? How to Show Your Potential to Employers

You decide to go for a job you really, really want. Thankfully, you get through the initial hurdle of CV or online application. Now you worry that you lack experience at the level for which you are applying. That old friend, imposter syndrome, pays a visit chipping away at your self-confidence. Other people will have more [...]

By |2018-09-02T09:16:56+01:00September 2nd, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Graduate Entrepreneur? How to Boost Your Learning

If you are one of the 25% of UK students (45% in the US) planning to start their own business after graduating, you may be asking yourself, where do I start? This post shares tips and resources for the budding graduate entrepreneur. An essential step for getting your business off the ground is to invest [...]

By |2018-08-19T15:04:14+01:00August 19th, 2018|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Career Progress: What Is The Political Style You Prefer?

In this three-part blog series on career planning and management, we have already looked at career stage and career direction. Finally, to help your career progress, we consider the political style you prefer to manage your personal brand and navigate conflict in your organisation. What's your preference and how effective is it? What might you need [...]

By |2018-08-12T09:00:47+01:00August 12th, 2018|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

New Dawn For Career Opportunities in the Automotive Industry?

What are your perceptions of working in the automotive industry? You might think it's filled with middle-aged men in suits working at your local car dealership. Maybe, you know someone's son who works as an apprentice mechanic. Perhaps, Top Gear is your reference point. Whatever your preconceptions, how vehicles are manufactured, bought and sold is changing radically [...]