Can a Portfolio Career work for you?

Posted Posted in 50+ Careers, Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, Leadership, LinkedIn, MBA, Portfolio Career, Professional Identity, Teleworking, Working at Home

Now you may or may not have heard of a portfolio career before. Wouldn’t blame you in the slightest if you hadn’t. In fact, I am sure a lot of working people may not have heard of or even known they existed.  The big question is, do they exist, what are they and who are […]

Your Authentic Personal Brand Statement

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Coaching, Career Psychology, Careers, Coaching, CV, Influence, LinkedIn, Portfolio Career, Psychology

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 […]

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 […]

A Great Curriculum Vitae/Résumé……..the Evidence.

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Assessment, Business, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, CV, Decision Making, Disability, Employment, Jobs, Leadership, Mental Health, Portfolio Career, Problem Solving, Psychology, Resume, team leaders, Value, Work

One of the first questions clients usually ask me about is the help to create a great CV/résumé. The belief is it will get them the position or role they want, or perhaps need for their career progression. It’s generally a low impact way to seek professional career coaching support for career/job change. It can […]

The 50+ Career Challenge

Posted Posted in 50+ Careers, Business, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, CV, Employment, Jobs, LinkedIn, Mature working, Portfolio Career, Psychology, Small Business, Work, Working at Home

Did you know that it is estimated that by 2020 a third of Britain’s workforce will be over 50? Interesting fact I think you will agree.  Now being a more mature gent, I am becoming increasingly aware of the career challenges for the “baby boomer” generation as we move toward retirement. Of course retirement is […]