Archive for the ‘Careers Coach Blog’ Category

STOP the time wasting: Which social media platforms are right for your career or business?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As enticising as it may be to spend every waking hour spying on your colleagues’ LinkedIn profile to see how you can trump them on a job promotion, or looking at your competitor’s Facebook page to see how many comments they’re getting for posts, when

The truth: How working for myself made me a better mother

You know you’re not in a happy place when you don’t want to talk or play, or do much with your family – especially your children. And that’s a situation I found myself in many times before I bit the bullet and starting my full-time business Geek School Tutoring a

Forget new year’s resolutions – draw your life instead

Every year, half the planet probably draws up a list of must-dos. You can guess them already, can’t you? The infamous bucket-list of things to do that will revolutionalise a part of or all of our existence. Nah! Come the end of January, when all the guilt of slipping up

Back-to-work tips to boost your confidence in the workplace

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Getting back into work as a mother of a child with special needs

Balancing work and parenting can be hard for most people, but there can be a multitude of additional challenges if you are the parent of a child with special needs. Ensuring that you are supported throughout this process and beyond is incredibly important: You need to login to view the rest of

3 tips to gaining R. E. S. P. E. C. T.  When you return to work

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What does a bullet and a journal have in common – and why you should care!

When technology fails, the traditional, fail-safe methods are what we gravitate towards. You may ignore a reminder, forget to add an important meeting to your Google Calandar, or your battery might run out on your smartphone when you desperately need to confirm a date. But a notebook or a bullet

How to face your fears in your career and business

There’s enough negativity in the world without letting your own thoughts destroy your chance of achieving your dreams before you’ve even started. Do you sometimes want to bite the bullet and go on a particular course, or start a part-time business from home but don’t know why you keep holding

The case for being a working mum: your child will be just fine

Convention has it that women cannot have it all, but a report has provided evidence that they can have happy, healthy children and a full-time job after all. So if you’re battling the guilt of going back to work and think it will damage your children in some way, you

Ditch the guilt: being a working mum is real

The number of UK working mums has more than tripled since 1951 and statistics show that 68% mums now work. This increase is thought to be largely due to the introduction of maternity rights and family-friendly policies, but changing attitudes to work and improved access to higher education have also

It’s never to late to do an internship of gain work experience

If you’ve been out of the world of work for a while, or are undergoing a career change it’s you may be struggling to get you foot in the door with an employer. Have you thought of going on an internship or work experience? It’s not just for the twenty

Health and social care is all the rage, but where can an NVQ in health and social care take you?

Going back to work after maternity leave can often feel like you’re starting out right back at the beginning of your career, especially if you weren’t working before your pregnancy, or you decided not to return to your previous employer.  Doing some sort of formal education or training is often

Thinking about a career change? How about engineering?

Arguably, engineering is still a field that makes most people think of one dominated by male workers. This is not surprising when the number of women going into the profession is still relatively low compared to their male counterparts. However, women are still following the engineer career path and enjoying

How to return to work in your true fabulousness

School may be out for summer, but are you set for a return back to work after your maternity leave or a break, raising your child? Being taken seriously in the workplace does have a lot to do with skill and experience, but looking frumpy won’t win you any accolades

Summer holidays are looming: how to balance work and family when no work = no money

With the sun out (hopefully) and the children full of cheer at the fun they’ll be having for the next few weeks, you want to keep the atmosphere a fun and positive one. But there’s one cog in the wheel – you have to work. If yours is a business

Why you should outsource – even if you work for someone else

There are only so many hours in a day – 24 hours, to be precise, and with all the best will (and planning) in the world, if you’re a one-woman band, or run a very small company, trying to do everything yourself just isn’t feasible. Being a mumpreneur or solopreneur

How to get ahead in the competitive world of accounting

If you have a passion for organisation and numbers, and you don’t mind putting in plenty of hard work, a career in accountancy could be for you. Work in this field can be rewarding and challenging, and it is often highly paid. However, rising up the ranks is not always

Why an urban planning career could be right up your street

It may not be an obvious career choice, but urban planning is definitely worth considering as an option. With graduate employment rates typically close to 90%, this industry offers good prospects, an interesting and varied work load and the possibility of working in the private, public or even charitable sectors.

How to promote yourself – go on, you deserve it!

We all need a boost sometimes – and why wait for someone else to do it, when we can do it for ourselves? If you’re tongue tied when it comes to singing your own praises, here are some tips to help you recognise your strengths and enjoy them!

How to cope when you miss out on a promotion…note to Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg

Today, David Cameron’s Conservative Party won the General Election, and his arch enemies Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband lost out bitterly. If you’ve ever lost out to a colleague when you both tried out for a promotion, you’ll understand what the Labour Party, Liberal Democrats and the there parties are