Review your CV with fresh eyes

We need to take an objective view when we want to improve something, whether it be remodelling a bathroom or revising our CV. I discuss in this video. I have written masses of blog posts on this topic and you can access them all via this link: Home I’d like to recommend and https://www.amazingpeople.co.uk/effective-cv/ and … Continued

Be Kind

We need to be kind to ourselves as well as others and a reminder of a previous blog post. You’ve probably heard of random acts of kindness, where you do something nice for someone else with no expectation of getting anything back. There are many ways you can be kind to others and a few … Continued

Be in the moment

I visited Westonbirt Arboretum today, so many beautiful trees and space. My week had been quite stressful, so I wanted to get out in nature and focus on the moment. There was a lot of chatter with families and excited children, but a lot of time where we could be quiet together. I love trees, … Continued

Getting a job at a start up

So many companies are laying off staff, and hundreds of people applying for each job. Maybe now is the time to look for a job at a start up? If you have worked for a larger, more conventional company you may find the recruitment process is less formalised and more attention is paid to relationships. … Continued

5 organisation tips for freelancers

Freelancing can be great. You get to set your own hours, be your own boss and control your workload. Most freelancers are creative and enjoy a life that is a little less predictable. However, freelancing can be tough, too. You might not get weekends in the way that your friends do. You need to be … Continued

Top 10 emerging skills and jobs for 2022

With uncertainty in the job market, now id a good time to consider the skills likely to be needed in 2022 I’ve reviewed the Future of Jobs Report, from The World Economic Forum – they say 42% of required workplace skills will change over the next 2 years. These are the jobs in decline: Data … Continued

Changing careers in a pandemic

On the radio again, this time with BBC Radio Hereford and Worcestershire. You can listen to the recording here: As part of the researcher the journalist found: A musician who lost her job of 25 years, and now does painting and decorating A publican who’s become an undertaker A property developer who now sells tools … Continued

Changing jobs

What a joke! The National Career Service ‘quiz’ for retraining. I was on Radio Gloucestershire this morning, and you can listen using this link below. It was quite a fun session and here were my top 3 results – I’m wasted as a Career Psychologist, should retrain as a hotel porter or resort rep! and … Continued

I survived survival school

Back in July 2019 I went on a Vision Quest, which included 4 nights solo time in a wood with just a tarp.  Wild camping indeed! No idea on what I was doing, but always up to learn something new, I’ve been looking to take things further. Closing my Vision Quest after a year, and … Continued

Job Search in Covid

Job search is tough, during Covid, but people are getting job offers and it could be you. But you need to do the right thing – be smart. I was on Radio Gloucestershire last week, discussing this with Anna King Listen to the interview, in 2 parts As always, using your network is important. But … Continued