Overqualified for that job………..think again.

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 50+ Careers, Cambridge, Career Brand, Career Coaching, Career Path, Careers, Coaching, Jobs, Overqualified, Psychology, Unemployed, Value, Work

Do you remember when you were bright shiny and new to the job market and applying for every job mentioning your qualifications? Only to be told you didn’t have enough experience or the necessary skills for the job. Very frustrating as I am sure you will agree. We have all experienced a very similar thing […]

Managing Conflict Constructively at Work

Posted Posted in Business, Career Coaching, Coaching, Conflict, Constructive Controversy, Culture, Decision Making, Employment, Goal Setting, Leadership, Learning & Develpment, Power, Problem Solving, Psychology, Training, Work

Conflict in the workplace (or anywhere else for that matter) can easily create significant issues with inter & intra-personal relationships.  Nothing new there then. We all feel the stress, anxiety and any number of negative psychological affects after a disagreement. Some see conflict as something to be avoided at all costs. Perhaps just to support […]

The Self employed & Freelancers need appraisals too – here’s how.

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Appraisals, Assessment, Business, Cambridge, Career Coaching, Career Psychology, Careers, Coaching, Decision Making, Executive Coaching, Goal Setting, Leadership, Learning & Develpment, Organisations, Psychology, Small Business, Training, Work, Working at Home

Do you miss the appraisal process as a freelancer or a self-employed person? You might have had a yearly appraisal at work with your line manager. The appraisal would have probably focused upon goals and objectives for the business, department and your professional development etc. If yes your company and line manager was doing the […]

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 […]