Your Compelling Career Story

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Career Brand, Career Narrative, Career Path, CV, Networking, Presentations, Resume

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, […]

Be Career Brand Savvy

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Business, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Narrative, Career Passions, Career Psychology, Careers, Coaching, CV, Employment, Interviews, Jobs, Networking, Portfolio Career, Professional Identity, Work, Working at Home

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 […]

The Flexible Working Survival Kit

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Business, Career Path, Career Psychology, Flexible Working, Home based working, Home Office, Mental Health, Networking, Teleworking, Work, Working at Home

Okay, let’s say you may be floating somewhere on cloud nine by securing perhaps a new flexible working job, as a freelancer or starting your own business. All this allows you to work flexibly from or at home. If this is the case many congratulations. Working flexibly from or at home is one of those […]

Nifty Networking

Posted Posted in Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Narrative, Careers, Coaching, CV, Employment, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Networking, Psychology, Uncategorized, Work, Working at Home, Working Parents

I sure you’ve heard on the grapevine that most vacancies and job opportunities are never advertised. There is very little evidence to back this statement up of course, but anecdotally it kind of makes a lot of sense. In fact, there is an arbitrary figure of 75% of jobs are gained through networking and who […]

Executive Stress – What is an Executive?

Posted Posted in Business, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Coaching, Careers, Coaching, Evaluation, Executive Coaching, Formal Leadership, Goal Setting, Informal Leadership, Leadership Styles, Learning & Develpment, MBA, Networking, Presentations, Professional Identity

Having been around large & small organisations, training, mentoring & coaching for too many years to mention; I always had a wry smile to myself when anyone proudly announced themselves as an executive. Sales executives seemed always to be the most self-satisfied in this aspect. Proudly announcing their elevated executive status at every opportunity. Needless to […]