Tag Archives: #careerchange

The difference between Mentoring and Coaching

The terms “mentoring” and “coaching” are often used interchangeably, but while there is some overlap between the two, they represent very different practices in the areas of career, leadership and professional development. The confusion is not helped by the abundance of professional providers and consultants offering “life coaching”, “career counselling”, “business coaching”, “business mentoring”, “career […]

Beam me up Scotty – I think I’ve just landed in the wrong job!

Ever had that nausea-inducing feeling when you realize that the shiny new job you just spent all your time and effort to secure is not all it was cracked up to be? Should you persevere and try to make a go of it – or should you just cut your losses and move on? Most […]

Pre-Redundancy Career Strategies for the Over 50s

Although unemployment rates are still highest among the under 25s, the rates among older workers continue to creep up as industries restructure, companies delayer middle management, and businesses seek to recruit new technology skills. Older employees still need to take control of their career and manage their job options – and a networking strategy can […]

Returning to work after baby – could a Career Plan help?

There is a wealth of available information around the complexities of returning to work after having a baby.  Most of it is focused on the transition into motherhood and attempting to balance this when returning to work.  All of which is extremely complex and also completely individual.  My question is: “Should we be having the […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Seek Career Advice

Are you currently thinking of getting some professional career advice? Even if you’re not, here are 10 reasons why you might need to: 1. Your career lacks direction. A good career management consultant can help you take a structured approach to analysing your career, your expertise, your interests, your values and development needs. Studies suggest […]

“How did I get here?” Know your personal career journey

In a recent blog, we talked about the importance of making a good impression at a job interview. Typically, that starts with your answer to the question, “Tell me about yourself?” Before you can answer, you need to understand the journey that has brought you to where you are today. Sometimes referred to as the […]

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