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Taking advantage of a career crossroads

Taking advantage of a career crossroads

You may find yourself at a career crossroads for several reasons. Apathy for your current role, redundancy, returning to work after parental leave or relocation, to name just a few. Whatever stage of your career you’re at, and whatever your personal circumstances,...

How to stop comparing yourself to others at work

How to stop comparing yourself to others at work

Comparing ourselves to others at work. We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Assessing performances during a big presentation. Measuring our success against others in our team. Gosh, we even do it in our personal lives when we’re scrolling through social media and...

Five top tips for returning to work after a career break

Five top tips for returning to work after a career break

Returning to work after a career break can feel incredibly daunting and lonely. Many people have experienced this, and for a variety of reasons, like redundancy or an extended period of time off caring for young children. Please take comfort in the fact that you’re...

What is burnout and how can you learn strategies to avoid it?

What is burnout and how can you learn strategies to avoid it?

All jobs come with an element of pressure. It could be satisfying customer expectations, meeting tight deadlines, managing a large team or overcoming creativity blocks. Whilst this pressure can help push us outside our comfort zones and develop skills to grow and...

Are you stuck in a career rut?

Are you stuck in a career rut?

In the words of Alice Cooper, school’s out for the summer! I hope you’ve gone/are going somewhere lovely or at least have some time off planned. For many, holidays are a time to relax for a week or two and put work to the back of their minds. For others though, work...

Tips for graduates entering the workforce during the pandemic

Tips for graduates entering the workforce during the pandemic

You’ve worked your heart out during your A-Levels and at university, and you’re excited about entering the world of work. Then suddenly, the world tips upside down and you’re left feeling uncertain, worried and generally less confident about your future. Does this...

Interview questions made easier – The STAR Technique

Interview questions made easier – The STAR Technique

At some point in our careers, I think many of us have been lulled into a false sense of security during an interview. There we are giving ourselves a little pat on the back for our professional, yet friendly, small talk with the interview panel. Answering the first...

Career change at 30

Career change at 30

One minute you’re listening to S Club 7 on your iPod Nano. The next you’re heading off to university or starting a job and earning some ‘real’ money at last! Before you know it, you’ve been in employment for nearly a decade, and you find yourself daydreaming about the...

The importance of building a personal brand for your career

The importance of building a personal brand for your career

Have you ever thought about your personal brand? If not, or you’ve never even heard of it, please read on! I recently saw a fantastic interview with Diana YK Chan, MBA. She’s a Personal Branding and Job Interview Expert who recommends we all develop our brand based on...

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