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Who defines your success?

Having a clear definition of success is essential for career change. You can use it as a reference point to navigate your decisions and to not be distracted by other people who will judge your choices according to their own definition. If you’re: Stuck or fed-up in your role Unsure whether now is a good…

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Finding your best fit role isn’t about changing who you are

Finding your best fit role isn’t about changing who you are. Are you stuck in a role: that lacks the flexibility that you want? that doesn’t align with your values? where your manager doesn’t seem to trust you, even though you’re in a senior role? Do you want: to be treated like an adult, especially…

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How to find your dream role in the current job market

Now is a fantastic time to find and land your dream role. But there are a few key things you need to know about the job market and how to approach an opportunity in order to land it. I recently spoke with Sarah Piper from Invisible Partners about this. Sarah works with organisations to identify…

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How to resign clearly, concisely and on your terms

Today we’re talking about how to resign clearly, concisely and on your terms. We can get confused by our feelings of loyalty and conscientiousness. Get this right and you are proactive, and have a simple interaction. Get this wrong and you can find yourself being reactive and having a complicated interaction. Here is my recommended…

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Top 3 career change myths

Today we’re talking about career change myths. The top 3 myths around career change that I regularly hear my clients talking about are: You need to accept a cut in salary when you change careers You need to retrain or undertake further study The only available opportunities are advertised on job search websites If you…

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Will a new role be any different?

How can you work out whether a different role will be any better than the one you may be struggling in at the moment?  Whether the grass is actually greener on the other side?  There are two key elements to consider: environment and role. If you’re in the wrong workplace environment, it can force you…

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Facing redundancy? 3 tips to help you take control

If you’ve just been made redundant, it’s probably come as a surprise. It’s normal to feel a bit lost, and even angry. Redundancy takes away the sense of control, however small, that we all like to feel about our futures. But you can take control of the situation and move forward, way beyond your previous…

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How do you know when it’s time to leave your job?

How do you know when it’s time to leave your job? A client recently asked for help to figure this out. She explained: 4 people have left her company & she is expected to cover their roles. She’s now spending 60% of her time doing tasks that don’t play to her strengths. She’s being criticised…

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The 1st question I ask potential clients

One of the fist things I do with potential clients is to ask them to measure out of 10, their: mood energy sleep stress. Any scores of 6 or under suggests that your work is impacting your health and wellbeing. This is not only in the here and now, but in the longer term the…

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Is the grass actually greener in a different workplace?

I’ve spoken to 6 people in the last week who are either being micro-managed or their manager is causing chaos with their reactivity and changing their minds. I’m often asked, “Is the grass actually greener?”  I am happy to tell you, yes it is. The grass is greener.  When we work with micro-managers or chaotic…

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