The Problem Solvers “Magnificent Seven”

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If you are anything like me, some problems seem to hang around like a bad smell and never get dealt with. They can feel too big, too daunting and very tricky to solve. Perhaps they keep us up at night or occupying time when we ought to be doing other things. So its no surprise […]

5 Stages for Guaranteed Career Success

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How many times have you heard or read “5 Guaranteed Stages for Career Success ”, quite a few I’ll be bound. There are gurus and career professionals around the globe, that all have a particular view of what career success is. Clearly, there are ways of getting on at work – not getting sacked is […]

Overqualified for that job………..think again.

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Do you remember when you were bright shiny and new to the job market and applying for every job mentioning your qualifications? Only to be told you didn’t have enough experience or the necessary skills for the job. Very frustrating as I am sure you will agree. We have all experienced a very similar thing […]

Chaotic Careers

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Business, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Chaos Theory, Career Coaching, Career Path, Career Psychology, Career Theory, Jobs, Mature working, Professional Identity, Psychology, Work

Now I am sure most of you have heard of Chaos Theory in one shape or form. It may be the Butterfly effect – you know a butterfly flaps its wings, it blows my fence down.  Or perhaps the funky mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) in Jurassic Park. He’s the one that predicts the downfall of […]

Be Career Brand Savvy

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Did you know the word brand comes from the Viking to “burn”? Over time the word moved on to “brand” cattle (see the connection with burning). Onward to imprinting your printed brand in the 19th century. Needless to say a bit of useless information you will probably never use again. However, we are awash with brands […]