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 […]

Mind the Gap – Your Career after a Break

Posted Posted in 50+ Careers, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Break, Career Coaching, Career Path, Career Theory, Careers, Coaching, Employment, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Problem Solving, Psychology

Once upon a time an old chap said to me, that a ‘career is just a job that has gone on too long”. I guess having had several “careers” (or more to the point jobs in the past), I do understand how important careers to us all.  This came into sharp focus following a conversation […]

Crash, Bang, Wallop – Networking for Superheroes.

Posted Posted in Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, Decision Making, Employment, Goal Setting, Jobs, Learning & Develpment, Mature working, MBA, Networking, Presentations, Problem Solving, Psychology, Return on Investment, Small Business, Technology, Teleworking, Work, Working at Home

Networking can be both a pleasure and a curse. We have all been to networking meetings thinking it may help with career prospects or improve business.  Though more often than not we come away thinking “what was all that about!” We haven’t achieved anything apart from having a nice time, the chance to meet a […]

Is LinkedIn your new CV/resume?

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Following on from the recent blog on face-to-face networking and how important getting you out and about is for your career, the question now is, has LinkedIn become the new CV/resume? Of course well crafted & up to date CV/resume is primarily a historical document of your experiences, skills, abilities & competencies etc and is still necessary […]