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5 Ways To Have More Fun At Work

business career mindset Mar 16, 2020
 

Who doesn't want to have more fun at work?

I mean, really, it is ok to have fun at work.

Whatever the old rubbish you may have been told about work:

For instance not supposed to be fun, or that it is supposed to be hard, forget it.

You’re at work for such a lot of your time, so you need to make sure that you’re having fun,...

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How To Know If You Are Stuck in Your Career

 

I keep reading statistics and hearing people say that the majority of people are not happy in their job.

You may see the same stats pop up from time to time. I find that alarming and sad because we generally spend more time at work than in any other one activity, so surely it would be great to enjoy it.

A lot us still hold what are now outdated...

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Where Is Your Career Compass Pointing?

career mindset Mar 02, 2020
 

I was going to call this article “How to find your Career Direction”, but I thought that if I did you might think it is just aimed at students and young people looking for their first career step.

However, this blog is applicable whether you’re just starting out or already part (or even a long) way through your career. Whether...

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Five Top Tips To Start Your Career Change

career cv networking Feb 24, 2020
 

One of the key things that stops people changing their career is that they do not know where to start. Often, even people who are fairly unhappy will stick with a job or career because it seems to difficult to do anything about it and they haven’t got the skills that they’d gain from talking with a career professional.

In last...

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5 Reasons It Is Never Too Late to Change Your Career

business career cv Feb 17, 2020
 

One thing that is consistent in the world of work today is that it is continually changing, and that change seems to be getting faster.

It is reckoned that someone joining the workforce today will have three or four different careers, either through choice or because of changes to their organisation or industry. When I started work, had I ever...

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How To Get Your Saturdays Back [And Other Top Tips!]

career cv mindset Feb 10, 2020
 

I was invited to talk for a few minutes at the opening of the Career Guidance and Development CPD Conference at The University of the West of Scotland. The whole day was fabulous on a number of levels and prompts some great practical tips for your career (we will get to the Saturdays in a mo).

There were some great key-note presentations and...

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How to get the best result from your performance appraisal

career mindset Feb 03, 2020
 

Well, the next couple of months will see performance appraisals coming up for many of you (and even if it isn’t, pay attention as this will be useful). 

What’s your experience been so far. In your organisation, are they in-depth discussions about the difference you’ve made to the company, the areas to develop and grow in,...

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How not to miss your goldfish (even if you don’t have one!)

business career Jan 27, 2020
 

Intrigued? I hope so!

But what if you were that person with the goldfish which you loved and nurtured and fed? And what if you worked such long hours that you hardly ever got to see it? And when you did you were tired and grouchy. You’d probably feel like you were missing out on this relationship. I guess it’s probably neither here...

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I Intend You To Take This Action

business career cv Jan 20, 2020
 

Well, that’s a bit of a presumptuous and bold title, I guess. I mean, you could even say it’s a bit provocative. You might have looked at it and thought “bloomin’ cheek! We’ll see about that!”

But that’s the point of this whole article. If you have an intention, you’re more likely to achieve it....

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I Never Get Time For Me

business career mindset Jan 13, 2020
 

I often hear people say, “I never get time for me”. Do you hear that, or similar? Do you say it yourself sometimes?

Here in the UK (if you’re elsewhere, is it the same?) we are brought up with messages like “always look after others before yourself” and “don’t be so selfish, think about other...

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