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Hope is not a strategy

Globe of world in Oyster shell

The world of work is changing fast. Are you ready for it?

Here are 6 trends from a digest of a MPF trends seminar I attended recently by Rohit Talwar of Fast Future. @fastfuture

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18 reasons why people stay doing a job they hate

Dreams and obligations

Spring is a time of growth and change. Many people move jobs in the Spring, but many don’t. Here are 18 reasons why people stay doing a job they hate:

1. Inertia
2. Fear of change
3. Like staying in comfort zone
4. It is easier NOT to make a decision
5. Lack time
6. Laziness
7. Want to get redundancy pay off
8. Financial commitments e.g. large mortgage
9. Dependents e.g. children going through University
10. Anxious about career change
11. Planning to have a child and want to take maternity leave
12. Worried about losing employment law rights if they move companies
13. Don’t know what else they want to do
14. Lack time to think/plan
15. Not sure what their transferable skills are and what they would be useful for
16. Find it hard to get a job elsewhere – common for over 50’s
17. Want to build pension for retirement
18. Self-employment feels too scary

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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 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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As clear as mud?

My clients inspire me so much and a coaching session this week inspired me to write this blog, as this blog’s theme is a common one to arise.

A new career involves a lot of new and, for many, challenging aspects:

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Do you love your job?

Do you love your job? If not, what are you doing about it? I often find that if people aren’t sure what to do, they do nothing, which leads them, well nowhere.

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What’s your personal brand?

It is important to have a niche to build your personal brand, but how do you know what niche to choose so that it motivates you and there is enough of a market for you to get your teeth into? Many people worry about narrowing down what they offer, fearful that they will limit themselves or say no to opportunities and regret it. Trying to appeal to everybody means that you end up appealing to nobody.

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Success at work?

I had a lovely e mail from a client this week who had left their job because they couldn’t stand it anymore, and were loving their new role, working 3 days a week in a culture conducive to their values and feeling they were making a difference and living life ‘on purpose’. To quote their words:

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What prospects for 2012 GCSE youngsters?

A clutch of new GCSE certificate holding 16 year olds appear on the market today, perhaps heading to do ‘A’ levels, get a job, do an apprenticeship, or remain a NEET. But what are their prospects?

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