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Career cul de sac?

Career opportunities next exit

This is a guest blog from one of our clients, Rick Cotgreave. We helped Rick discover his second career at 40.

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson.

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My inspiring clients. Part 2 of 4.

Dreams and obligations

Most people don’t realize how amazing and talented they are, and hide their light under a bushel.

My job is to help them to see their talent & uniqueness, work with them to define a career vision, strategy and plan and support them to market themselves and get to where they want to be, overcoming actual and perceived hurdles.

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My inspiring clients. Part 1 of 4.

Hands releasing butterflies (Individuals site Energise image)

Most people don’t realize how amazing and talented they are, and hide their light under a bushel. My job is to help them to see their talent & uniqueness, work with them to define a career vision, strategy and plan and support them to market themselves and get to where they want to be, overcoming actual and perceived hurdles.

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How career resilient are you?

Man running on water

How career resilient are you and how important is it?

I went to an interesting seminar last week about career resilience. I came away feeling confident that I am, which is good to know doing the work I do!

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Yes, But, But, But…!

Obstacle course 3 (2)

What’s your ideal career? Is it what you are doing now? If not, what are you doing about it?

Many people want to change career, get to the starting blocks, and then find ‘buts’ and never move any further. So how can you overcome fear?

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Skip and a trip down memory lane

Exec male leaping in field (Individuals site Services image)

Do you like reminiscing?

I went to an event this week and one of the speakers was from advertising; Nick Mustoe, a familiar name from my JWT account planning days!

Nick now runs Kindred Agency and as someone rare in advertising with white hair, is living proof that you CAN adapt to a changing profession and still be successful, and my goodness hasn’t it changed!

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What’s your career strategy and plan? Part 4 of 5.


This blog post is part 4 of 5 and looks at the opportunity cost of not having a career strategy and plan.

“Control your destiny or someone else will.” Jack Welsh.

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What’s your career strategy and plan? Part 3 of 5.

This blog shares some tips about how to create a career strategy and plan.

“Goals that are not written down are just wishes.” Anon.

How do you go about creating a career strategy and plan?

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What next for your career in 2013?

Happy New Year! A new year marks a new beginning.

What new career beginning do you want in 2013?

New career beginnings can be small or large,
but all beginnings are growth.

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Career cul de sac or crossroads?

How’s your career?

Making time to reflect on your career and take a step back can be hard in a busy world.
It is important to do this, because even in uncertain times, you need to create a career strategy and plan. It is a bit like having a horizon towards which you sail, but you might have to tack sideways to reach your destination. You might encounter a storm or two on the way, or head into port for a while to service the boat or do some training for the new digital equipment. Or you might decide to adjust your compass, change your career horizon, and head in a different direction altogether.
Here are some self-reflective questions to reflect on your career.

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