Appraisals what are they good for?

Posted Posted in Appraisals, Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Careers, Coaching, Employment, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Psychology, Uncategorized

How many people have a good performance appraisal experience? How many line managers feel that they are just a “HR box ticking” episode (bah humbug)? More to the point how many people actually have appraisals at work? Having spent time reviewing a large organisation’s appraisal process, it is clear that there is a no one size fits […]

Scheming Career Schemas

Posted Posted in 50+ Careers, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Path, Career Schemas, Career Theory, Careers, Coaching, Executive Coaching, Goal Setting, Jobs, Nonconscious mind, Psychology, Schema, Work

Scheming schemas, what on earth is that old man on about? Well if you are sitting comfortably then I will explain. Now the concept of schemas has been around for a while in psychology. It best describes a packet of information, patterns of thought and behaviour lodged away somewhere in our non-conscious brain. It’s a […]

When Opportunity Knocks – more Planned Happenstance Theory

Posted Posted in 50+ Careers, Business, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Path, Career Theory, Careers, Coaching, Education, Employment, Mature working, Planned Happenstance, Problem Solving, Psychology, Training, Work

  Some of us like to think we have a clear career path in our minds. A bright golden future off in the distance. It may be your calling, vocation or a right of passage perhaps. Many of us have our careers mapped out and know (or rather believe we know) what it will look […]

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 […]

Is more career choice a good thing?

Posted Posted in Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, CV, Education, Employment, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Power, Psychology, Resume, Small Business, Training, Work, Working at Home

Did you know in the pre-industrialised world there were around 30 different jobs to do? You might well have made things such as barrels, worked leather, a potter or looked after horses.  You get the picture, most were pretty straightforward jobs to earn a living. However today and at the last count, there are approximately […]