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Mental Health - More Talk Needed

Are Organisations Getting Mental Health Wrong?

  • January 28, 2018

The awareness of mental health in the workplace is growing – and quite right too. Workshops, webinars and conferences are driving important messages about stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD and schizophrenia. Companies are training their managers in how to have conversations that will get people openly talking about their…

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A Career (It's Not For Life) Resume, CV

Choosing a Career (it’s not for life)

  • January 9, 2018

It's no surprise that choosing a career is challenging. According to research by Oxford Open Learning Trust (reported in HR Review), almost a fifth (17%) of women aged 18-24 years old feel they have chosen their career path too young. The survey also reveals that over a third of young…

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Who Needs Employees - Will Your Job Become Automated

Will Your Job become Automated?

  • November 23, 2017

According to the results of a survey, as reported by the CIPD, almost a quarter of employees fear that parts of their jobs will become automated.  In fact the headline is worse than the actual results, in my view. Will Your Job become Automated? Of course parts of our jobs…

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A Career (It's Not For Life) Resume, CV

How do I Pick the Right Career for Me?

  • August 5, 2017

Question SP asked me for some thoughts about this. He told me that he finished his degree a couple of years ago and since then has been working in a call centre, whilst trying to work out what to do with the next stage of his career. I got the…

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A Career (It's Not For Life) Resume, CV

Is LinkedIn Worth the Time and Effort?

  • June 28, 2017

The Question AJ asked me about LinkedIn. Specifically she wanted to know my views about whether the amount of time and effort needed to engage in LinkedIn was worthwhile. She explained that she has got a profile, but it's limited information and she rarely interacts with anyone on the platform.…

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A Career (It's Not For Life) Resume, CV

Words to avoid on your Résumé or CV

  • May 25, 2017

During the week I came across this short video about the words to avoid on your résumé or cv because they make hiring managers cringe and I wanted to share it with you. Words to Avoid on your Résumé or CV There is so much out there covering how to go…

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Who Needs Employees - Will Your Job Become Automated

Who Needs Employees and What it Means for Your Future Career

  • April 30, 2017

The rapidly changing work environment is leading to statements, such as this one on the front cover of People Management, May 2017 edition and leads me to ask the question - if companies no longer need employees, what does it mean for your future career? The article discusses the "Gig…

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Undervalued - It Is What It Is

It Is What It Is

  • March 1, 2017

  In bad situations, where events are outside of your control, deal with what you can – your response and emotions – and use the energy they create to find a way forward. When reality bites you If you've been watching the latest series of Sherlock you may have been…

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