The first priority is to protect your career against the threats stacked against it. Because no one’s going to catch you when you fall.
The world of work has changed.
In this ever-changing, fractured career landscape we have to be prepared for interruptions. We need to develop the flexibility to adapt to events as they occur, to ensure they don’t turn into serious career crises. Yet very few of us do this.
We get our cars checked regularly. We do the same with our teeth. If we get the feeling that our health is not as good as it should be, we go to see the doctor.
But we don’t make career management part of our regular routine, or take action when we first start to sense that things are going wrong. As a result, we can be horribly caught out and feel completely helpless when, for example, redundancy strikes.
At NINETY, we’ll help you take control of your career – so you anticipate and avoid crises before they occur.
To keep your career moving forward successfully, you need to learn the new rules of career management.
The job market has changed.
Many of us think the old ways of finding a job still apply; that a quick call to a friendly recruitment consultant will soon sort us out. Not so.
We need to learn the new rules of engagement and how to manage our careers. But no one has ever told us how to do this, from school and university onwards.
Employers are becoming increasingly choosy since they have so many well-qualified candidates to choose from. They can look for a perfect fit against their criteria.
It’s imperative that we learn how to navigate the new job market – and quickly. Because today, the best jobs are going to the best job seekers – not necessarily the best candidates.
At NINETY, we’ll show you how to approach organisations for a job even before a vacancy been announced and secure your dream role.
To flourish in your career, and be fulfilled by it, you have to be prepared to make a leap.
How many of us are actively thriving in our jobs?
Not many, it seems. 64% of us are in jobs we readily admit we would leave if we could.
It’s important to take stock and assess where we really want to go with our lives and careers. It may well be that we have to make a leap. This could mean a promotion, a change of career direction or a more radical transition to a completely new path altogether.
Such a shift needs to be initiated well in advance. We mustn’t wait until a crisis looms to make a change. We have to prepare properly, principally by building our career reputation and personal brand.
This is absolutely essential. With so many highly-qualified and experienced people out there, it’s your reputation and the way you present yourself that will help you stand out and get the job.
At NINETY, we’ll help you define your competitive advantage to make you more attractive to the organisations you want to move to.
Feeling weary, exhausted or burnt out? Bored, overstressed, under appreciated. Fed up of the bullshit politics, and the game-playing? Frustrated that you’re failing to make the most of your talents?
When were you last asked about your career health? We spend 50% of our waking hours (Monday to Friday) at work, so giving your whole self to the wrong job is incredibly damaging.
At NINETY, we’re here to help you solve your career dilemmas, and gain a deep sense of fulfilment at work and in the rest of your life.
It’s time to make the most of the timeyou’ve been given. It’s time to start making a differenceby embarking on something worth doing. After all, life’s too precious to squander andwaste in the wrong job.
The life you ought to be living awaits — and we’re waiting to help you find it.Get Started
Everyone has the desire to become the best version of themselves. But life is difficult.
It disrupts us and frequently challenges our ambitions. It knocks us off-track, and presents us with a series of career dilemmas, career interruptions or even career crises.
Most people aren’t prepared. Failing to deal with issues in the right way they find themselves trapped in jobs they don’t like.
As their freedom disappears they gradually abandon all hope of their dream job, of maximising their potential, of making a difference. They face a lifetime of frustration, mediocrity, anxiety and regret. And a life un-lived.
At NINETY, our aim is to play a special part in your career journey. By working closely with you, to help you listen to your inner wisdom, to help you find your own unique way, and live a life of truth.
What gets you out of bed in the morning? What feeds your motivations? We all need financial security, but these days we’re searching for more from our working lives.
So we don’t feel trapped, our members tell us they want a degree of freedom. They want the opportunity to make the most of their natural talents, to fulfil their potential. They’d like to tap into their passions - and find a way to make a difference in the world, however small.
These are the core ingredients to a fulfilling career: What you love. What you are good at. What the world needs. And what you can be paid for.T he Japanese concept of Ikigai is the space where these four ideas intersect. They allow us to pinpoint which job or career could provide us with Fulfilment@Work.
You may work in a profession that pays you well, for a role that the world needs. Indeed, over the years you may have become good at it too. But if you don’t enjoy the job, or it lacks meaning, you’ll probably feel a certain emptiness that, in the long-run, will throw you off balance. It’ll throw up a series of career dilemmas, and potentially develop into a crisis in your career. Equally, if you can’t be paid for the activity, the lack of money will mean you’ll eventually have to give it up.
The everyday hustle and bustle of life, plus our desire to get every last second out of the weekend, both keep us from really thinking: What do I want out of my career? Why do I do what I do?
The NINETY Programme has been designed to help you tackle these questions. To take the time to reflect and find a way forward to resolve these important questions - and allow you to grow.
Life is difficult. If your job lacks meaning you’ll probably feel a certain emptiness. In the long-run, it’ll throw you off balance by presenting a series of career dilemmas, that if left to fester, are likely to develop into a crisis in your career.
The everyday hustle and bustle of life, plus our desire to get every last second out of the weekend, both keep us from really thinking about the two big career-related questions: What do I want out of my career? Why do I do what I do?
The NINETY Programme has been designed to help you tackle them. To take the time to reflect, find a way to resolve them, and grow.
We aim to play a special part in your career journey. By working closely with you, to help you listen to your inner wisdom, to help you find your own unique path, and live a life of truth. Using inspirational thinking, such as the Japanese concept of Ikigai, we’ll help you to clarify your thoughts, and what’s important to you.
At NINETY we are big fans of Hattie Briggs. We love her music. We also love her approach to her career. Whilst studying Russian at Oxford University, Hattie made a brave decision — she quit in her 2nd year to pursue her music career.
"There are things in life you can’t not do, and if they’re taken away from you, then your life would be totally different.” — Hattie Briggs
“I found Hattie busking in Paddington station. A beautiful little moment. It was wonderful. A peaceful moment within the chaos of London. A poignant moment that stuck in my mind and so I invited her on tour… I want her to go with her music and fly”
Alfie Boe, Harrogate International Centre 2019
Hattie Briggs took control of her career to follow a career as a singer-songwriter.
When we first explained our hopes and dreams around building NINETY, Hattie very kindly wrote a song called You’ve got something more.
For us, the song sums up the very sentiment of our company — how important it is for us all to make the most of our lives, and to unleash the potential of our natural talents. After all, as they say Life’s not a dress rehearsal. Thank you Hattie.
Our favourite track by Hattie is Just breathe. She wrote it for her mum. Check Hattie's Spotify link below:
You’ve got something more is a song written for NINETY by Hattie.