Zig-Zag Career Paths

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Would you describe your career as linear, a very nice straight line in a particular job or profession? Or like mine and many others, a bit of a zig-zag and haphazard career path? Having been at work now for more years than I care to remember, I have had a number of different careers and […]

Your Compelling Career Story

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My career narrative always starts with my headmaster telling me “and don’t come back on Monday”! Have I got your attention, do you want to know why he said that? Of course, you do I would. Most of us will agree that stories are great, we all love a good yarn. Stories make us laugh, […]

Your Authentic Personal Brand Statement

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There are many misconceptions about personal branding, what it is, and what actually goes into an authentic personal brand statement. In principle, it’s a statement that represents you, your career reputation and what you stand for. When used for career development, the term “brand” is utilised as a metaphor for creating a compelling narrative, to […]

Celebrating Mature Aged Working

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We all know that the job market is challenging for everyone regardless of life stage we find ourselves in. Clearly motivation and how you feel about recent events. For example, a redundancy or losing a job you loved, may well impact on your ability to bounce back. Needless to say you may not necessarily feel […]

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 […]