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Slide down or step up career steps?

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Fancy a second career different to your first? Many people fall into their first career, so it’s not surprising that more and more people are seeking a second career.

It can feel like a void when you change career, so it helps to have career steps to pave the way to your future.

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

This is the last in a series of 5 blogs about creating a career strategy and plan. In an uncertain world with static growth, you need to think more intelligently than others and be adaptable. Knowing where you are going helps you to get there, even when things change and you get busy.

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Do cobblers’ shoes need reheeling?

Working in the industry, you’re great at helping clients have a competitive advantage, but what about yours?

In times of high unemployment, frozen or restricted recruitment and a high degree of competition, you need to have a strong competitive advantage to be chosen.

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Small Things Make A Big Difference

I am quite simple, so I like simple things. How about you? I think little things make all the difference and I love seeing the light go on with clients.  Do you ever need to do something but keep on not getting around to it?  

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What’s Your ‘Plan B’?

If you got made redundant tomorrow, what would you do? I’m not trying to be a miserable kill-joy, it’s something worth thinking about so you are not caught ‘on the hop’.  Keeping your CV up to date is one thing. Key wording your profile and being active on Linkedin groups to raise your profile another.  Read more on What’s Your ‘Plan B’?…

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Is Your Work Working For You?

Research shows that between 30 and 45% of people want to change job. That is a hell of a lot of people not enjoying their work and feeling unfulfilled. Many of us fell into it by chance. Did you?   

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Itchy feet?

 

Twitter can be like learning a new language, but very handy if you have itchy feet and are looking for a job move. Here are some top tips: 

 

Twitter tips  

Twitter is personal and business

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Career Change Dreams Up In Smoke?

Suffering from that ‘going back to work feeling’?

 
Reality after the festive season reminds many people of going back to school at the start of a new term. A feeling of dread; shining those shoes; buying a new fluffy pencil case; the who got the best Christmas gift parade, but mainly the sinking feeling.  Life can be so superspeed at work that it feels like being on a giant human hamster wheel.

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What’s Your Biggest Fear About Career Change?

20 Common fears about career change

 

Career change can be scary - here are some of the most common fears we encounter:   

 

  1. Not being known – having to re-establish your reputation

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The Beauty Of Contrast

Isn’t contrast useful? After all, without illness we wouldn’t appreciate good health, a new career wouldn’t be new without having had an old career; if we had holidays all year round, they wouldn’t be as enjoyable; if we didn’t have pain, we wouldn’t recognise bliss; without being broke, we wouldn’t value money; if we hadn’t chosen the wrong partner, we wouldn’t know a better match.   

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