Career Wisdom – 2 July 2018

Yesterday was the 182nd day of 2018 – exactly halfway through the year. Today is the first Monday of July. A great time to decide you want to do something. This could be related to your career – you want to change jobs, focus on getting promoted, work smarter. Maybe you want to learn something … Continued

Finished your teaching degree? Here is where you can go next…

It’s been a long time, but you’ve finally got there, you’ve graduated from university with a teaching degree. You now have many more options than you may think. With your teaching degree you have opened many doors for yourself when it comes to your chosen career. Simply Education has undertaken some research to give us … Continued

Mono tasking

I used to pride myself on my ability to spin plates – multi tasking was my middle name. I’d have lots of tasks on the go and flit between them. I’d also watch TV on catch up as I checked emails and edited documents. But then I thought; and wondered how it would be if … Continued

Reinventing the interview – key tips for you

I keep up with interview trends and recently downloaded REINVENTING THE INTERVIEW – 5 new ways to screen candidates from LinkedIn Talent Solutions. Reinventing the interview starts with a negative view of interviews, but I know that competency-based interviews and assessment centres have much stronger validity. To do a competency interview well you need to … Continued

How will technology change your job?

We live in interesting times. Politically we aren’t sure of where we will be in a year, but we can be sure of the technological input into the work place. so how will technology change your job? A good article on how to train workers for job that don’t yet exist reminded me to write … Continued

LinkedIn Updates – what you need to know

LinkedIn are making yet more changes to our profiles, and, as always, it is rolling out. So, if you don’t have the new profile yet, it’s coming soon. Head shot This has now moved to the left and is about 20% bigger, so check the resolution. Also, it may now cover up some of the … Continued

The positive side of losing your job

Redundancy is stressful and even if you got a great payoff it is still a time of sadness. Accept that it may be a shock and that you will need time to work through this and come to terms with your new situation. It can help to think of the benefits of the situation you … Continued

We need to tell more stories – 28 April Newsletter

Hi, I’m in a period of transition. Readers of my 50+ newsletter know that I’m moving to an apartment in Cheltenham because I’m separating. It’s an amicable split but still a lot going on –  the practical of extensive downsizing (we have more than enough stuff for 2 homes) and having emotional decisions on what … Continued

10 Ways to be happy at work

Some people love their job and look forward to work each day. But for many work is just about okResearch says that as many as 50% of the working population are unhappy in their career, and my research has found that over 40% of people are going to be looking for a job in the … Continued

Overcoming limiting beliefs

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” ―Mary Kay Ash The only thing that matters is what’s happening right now I spend too long thinking of the past – wishing I … Continued