Coasting. It sounds comfortable, relaxing even. But if you’re coasting in your career, you’re actually failing slowly. You’re failing to keep up with new developments in your industry — and the impact AI is having on your role every day.
What skills you should be developing now to ensure you stay relevant tomorrow?
There’s no shame in redundancy. It’s part of today’s volatile, insecure world of work and shouldn’t be taken as a reflection of our worth, professional or personal. Yet, when it happens, it inevitably comes as a huge blow to our self-esteem.
What should you do next? Rush into a new job or find one that reflects your real talents and interests?
Feeling like you need a career that's more you? Noticing this in yourself is the first step on a journey to a better work life. We believe everyone should work in a job that's suited to their unique personality, talents & interests.
But what should you do? How can you get to know yourself better and identify your ideal job?
It’s high time there was a guide for everyone finishing uni or college, to tell them exactly what they should do next. Unfortunately, many university careers services simply don’t have the time to provide the advice needed to help graduates find their ideal job.
So who should you look to for careers advice? How can you discover your job options? What's next?
When work is causing you stress, it doesn’t just affect the hours you spend at work. You bring that stress home with you. Constantly being on edge, spending Sunday evenings dreading having to go in to work the next morning — it’s no way to live.
How can you take control of your career? Where can you find the freedom you need to live and work in peace?
You’ve made a bad career move. Maybe more than one. Don't worry — anyone can make a mistake. But too many missteps in your career can take you to a place where getting back on track seems impossible.
So how can get back on course and find a job that you'll enjoy, and settle into?
Relocating to a new country brings new opportunities, new perspectives and the chance to broaden your experience. It also brings an awful lot of questions that can leave you feeling a bit of an outsider.
Is there a right and a wrong way to approach an organisation? What are the unwritten rules you know nothing about?
Your time in the Armed Forces will have trained you to manage your fears. But the prospect of leaving the military for a civilian job always brings a battalion of anxieties.
Will the skills you’ve acquired over the years be relevant? How long will it take to adjust to a different way of doing things?
It’s perfectly natural to feel anxious about going back to work after having a baby. There are so many things you can find yourself worrying about, on top of the practicalities of childcare and a new routine at home.
Will things have moved on too far in your line of work for you to be able to catch up? Will your priorities have changed so much that an employer will see you as being uncommitted?