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CareersAdviceCentre.com was designed to help people who didn’t have access to great careers advice or who wanted to know what really works in the search for a new job in the current marketplace.


Private Sector Recruitment Specialist

Dawn has been providing recruitment and selection services in a corporate environment for many years and has been involved in coaching and educating business leaders, managers and employees in all aspects of the recruitment process. Qualified to administer and interpret psychometric tests and with extensive knowledge and experience of best practice within interviewing techniques, employment law, assessment & development centres and personal development planning, Dawn is a regular contributor to the www.learnist.org . Over the last decade Dawn has interviewed thousands of candidates and supported hundreds of managers throughout the sometimes fraught recruitment journey. An authority on corporate recruitment and selection processes, she brings her expert knowledge of what works within private sector recruitment and career advancement and shares the secrets of how it is possible to achieve significant career success in the corporate field, by understanding what is really required from candidates at interview. She blogs regularly and is the author of three books on the subject: • Interview Guide for Busy Managers: How to select the best talent • Get the Interview & Get the Job!: Inside secrets from an In-House Recruiter! • The Ultimate Interview Quiz: 101 Things Hiring Managers Need to Know! …and co-author of ‘How to Get Your Dream Job!’ Dawn is a keen walker and photographer, a member of the Ramblers Association and the National Trust. She also likes to contribute her free time to the community and volunteers for several charities, Race4Life and Walk the Walk.

Tony Munday

Leadership Coach & Talent Solutions Expert

Tony became a Police officer to make a positive difference to the lives of people and served in Hertfordshire Constabulary from1978 until his retirement in 2012. Policing, to him, is a professional vocation and he enjoyed working with good, dedicated people, making a difference in the lives of the public. During his career, Tony worked in a wide variety of uniform and detective roles and also led core service projects where the impact on both staff and the community was integral to the continued reputation and viability of the organisation. While a senior operational leader, he had a successful track record in motivating teams and departments. Tony always sees people as individuals and was a realist in terms of the increasing demands he could see being made on his colleagues. A firm believer in managing by ‘quality’ rather than ‘quantity’ based performance targets, which can have the effect of distorting activity, Tony is an accredited and successful project manager who can evidence the production of sustainable management systems, people development and performance improvement. Tony has an unwavering, passionate belief in fairness and successfully sought the support of eminent legal professionals in an effort to obtain employment rights for police officers. This is what motivated Tony to form ‘Police Choice’ an organization he has led since its inception in 2012. As a Business Leadership Coach, Tony now works at Director and Senior Management Team level, with individuals, teams and whole organisations. His focus is on equipping the leadership in an organisation with the skills to develop sustainable performance improvement that is reflected in the customer experience. His style is person centred ensuring positive regard for the individual and his clients report an improvement in personal confidence and clear strategic thinking. Tony is qualified to administer and interpret Harrison Assessment Talent Solutions, a method of helping people figure out what it is they want to do in their careers and to enable organisations to select the very best people for the role. A lifelong Chelsea FC supporter, Tony has his home decorated to support ‘The Blues’ much to the amusement of his long-suffering but friendly neighbours.

Peter Kelleher MSc., MILM

Public Sector Advisor & Project Lead

Peter left school at 16 years of age to join the police cadets and then London’s Metropolitan Police Service, retiring in 2013 as a Detective Inspector within Specialist Operations. Throughout this time, he enjoyed a wide variety of roles and gained much experience in dealing with difficult situations and people in various states of transition and change. Having been trained as a coach and mentor by the renowned Metropolitan Police Leadership Academy, he has helped a number of people make positive changes to their careers both within and outside the police service. Alongside his professional career, he has also either run or supported his small family businesses, a number of which were run from home. Over a 25 year period, he engaged in about six different business ideas and models, the most successful of which turned over in excess of £1million in sales. As a result, Peter is now a mentor to start-up, home-based and micro businesses and a member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Leadership and Management. Peter established the ‘smarter thinking’ brand in 2013 on his retirement from the police service. This social enterprise was formed to house a range of projects with the broad aim of supporting individual and/or organisational change. Further details can be found at www.smarterthinking.org. He is the author of ‘Thinking About Leaving Your Job?’ which provides a process to help those considering leaving their role, to figure out what it is they really want to do next and co-authored ‘How to Get Your Dream Job!’ with colleague Dawn Moss with whom he has established CareersAdviceCentre.com. He has written for policeoracle.com on the topic of post-career employment.

Terry Tyler

Digital Marketing Specialist

Terry, is a proficient Digital Marketing Specialist, training by leading multi-millionaire Simon Coulson and holds a Diploma in Digital Marketing. He is a business owner of Enterprise Digital Marketing Ltd, which trades under the name iBusiness Consultants Hertfordshire. Skills in Digital Marketing include website design (WordPress), Website 4k & HD Video Production, SSL Certificates, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Pay per Click Advertising, Social Media Management, Domain Purchasing and Hosting Options. Terry’s company specialises in helping Start up’s and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with affordable solutions. Terry holds certificates in Management (NVQ4), PRINCE 2 Practitioner Project Management, ITIL, AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping and a certificate of Higher Education in Psychology. He also helps fundraise for his local Citizens Advice Centre. Terry is currently studying for a Psychology degree with the Open University. Terry is also community orientated and since 2016 has been a North Hertfordshire District Councillor. He is he also a Trustee for The Meditation Trust Charity, and a Non-Executive Director for Adept Living Foundation CIC. Terry has been an integral part of creating and maintaining the web presence of Careers Advice Centre, as well as the website for Jobs 4 Ex Police and updating the Smarterthinking websites, since their inception by Peter Kelleher in 2014 & 2015.

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About Us

Developed by Peter Kelleher MSc. and Dawn Moss CIPD this website pulls together the very latest information to help people across the public and private sectors. It provides the information you need to be successful in your job search and includes useful advice and guidance for all stages of your working life. The site is regularly updated and new programmes are continually developed to help you succeed!

CareersAdviceCentre.com is a smarterthinking project. For further information regarding a change project for your organisation, please see www.smarterthinking.org.

We are indebted to our ‘IT elves’ at Enterprise Digital Marketing for their great work in developing this site. They can be contacted at iBusiness Consultants Hertfordshire or 01438 525025 or by emailing info@internetmarketinghertfordshire.co.uk.

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