Have the autumn mists come down on your career?
Are you unclear as to where to go or what to do next?
The problem when this happens is that sometimes, because there is no clear way forward, no obvious path, you stay where you are.
It's a bit dull.
There's no warm feeling about it. It's a bit uncomfortable.
But hey! Its safe and it's...
I speak to many people who are returning from a career break, whether it's been to raise a family, care for a sick relative, or take a year out to travel the world.
Some have been off for months and some for years.
They tend to come with two common themes:
Most people tend to...
If you are using recruiters as part of your job market strategy (and you probably should be), and you are finding it a frustrating process, here are some tips to help you.
First, understand the market from their point of view
You are not the buyer, the organisation advertising the job is.
For many recruiters it’s a numbers game: high...
“It’s work! You’re not supposed to enjoy it!”.
That’s what people used to say, and sadly some still do.
If that’s your view of work it’s time to change your mind. Work should be something you enjoy that supports the lifestyle you’ve chosen.
What gets me up in the mornings is finding ways to help...
It’s a question I often get asked and something I work on with all of my clients who are going to the job market.
For almost everyone, two A4 pages is what you are aiming for, using a clear typeface and avoiding things like boxes and shading if you are going to be applying online.
Your header information needs to make it clear who you are...
Last week I mentioned The Career Base Camp at the end of my blog. I’m going to give you some more information here and guidance on how you can become a Founder Member.
Even if it’s not the right time for you, it may be for your network so please do share and help create a world where everyone has the skills and confidence to define...
I was asked two great questions in The Career Café recently:
“Is it possible to change career after 20 years in the same job and organisation?”
“My contract is ending, how can I find another one in the next 30-45 days?”
My initial reaction was to think that these questions were quite dissimilar, but the more I...
Much has been written about gratitude, law of attraction, and such things, in all sorts of contexts.
But, is it relevant to your career? Does it work? Or is it really just a load of woo-woo rubbish peddled by people with too much time on their hands?
An interesting article on the subject was printed in the Guardian a while ago and brought to my...
I am an optimist by nature and I also believe that if you have a purpose, however big it is, you can achieve it. Especially if it’s a no-brainer and everybody wins; in other words, a systemic win (more of which later). I’ve got just such a thing to share with you.
I love that line in the film Shakespeare in Love where the owner of...
I’m speaking to and hearing of many people at the moment who are feeling trapped or stuck in their career.
One put it particularly succinctly:
“It’s like I’m caught in a net and I cannot find a way to get free”.
It got me thinking that if you are feeling stuck or trapped in...