Career Change

3 Tips to Get You Unstuck and Moving in The Right Direction

Erica Sosna | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

Or I guess, I am an oddity. I love change. I love new things. I love it change things up a bit just for the heck of it. This could be as simple as moving my office around or as major as moving to the countryside. There is something about the fresh perspectives that come with making a change that are very energising to me.

Work-Life Balance: Is It Dying?

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Swatee Jasoria

It can be said that the concept of work-life balance is dying. With the use of technology today, we can work anywhere at any time. Here are 5 tips that will help you manage the stress of blurring work and home boundaries.

To Accept Defeat Doesn't Mean Failure

Cerys Aedy | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

We all have our own way of doing things, our own internal rule book, if you like, and we don't take too kindly to other people or situations messing that up. Holding on to a set vision in the face of challenging circumstances is, in most cases, a sure path to disappointment, anger, resentment and a variety other negative emotions.

Bumpy Roads Often Lead to... Beautiful Destinations!

Charo Merida | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

By the end of 2014, I was completely exhausted and frustrated, because I couldn't get the job I decided "I wanted", a corporate role in one of the big world photography agencies based in London... -how little I knew back then of what I really wanted! ; )

Anything More Than Nothing Is Something

Trevor Silvester | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Silvester

You can't negotiate with success. You either do what it requires, or it goes to someone else. Usually that's the person who doesn't care that they're tired, who starts earlier or works later, who turns off the TV, who sacrifices 'me time', who finds a way around every obstacle.

How I Changed My Career in One Weekend With Nine Analytical Steps and One Intuitive One

Nora Rosendahl | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nora Rosendahl

For many different reasons I was in a place in my life where I wasn't sure where I wanted to go next. I felt lost. Looking back, it's easy to see the steps that eventually led me to change direction, but I can still not say I completely understand it. Can you? Decide for yourself - here are the 9 analytical steps and the 1 intuitive one I took that weekend...

Fancy Yourself A General Knowledge Buff? Take Our Quiz To Find Out

Georgia James | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Feel like your grey matter could do with a workout? Why not test your general knowledge with our quiz and find out what you can learn at The Open Univ...

Here's Why Learning Is The Ticket To New Responsibilities, New Jobs & Maximum Career Enjoyment

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's never too late to go back to school - although pursuing further education as an adult involves much more than sitting in a classroom. For one...

Simon Hemsworth's Journey Proves That With Further Education, The End Of One Career Is Just The Beginning Of Another

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes, we don't land on the right career path straightaway. Or we end up in our dream job, and then something happens which causes that career to ...

Career Change - What Is the Biggest Challenge?

John Allen | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
John Allen

Many people see failure as a total negative, when it's anything but. A friend shared the photo below on my Facebook page a few months ago and it really struck a chord for me, because it's something I was taught at school.

The Power of Imagination

Erica Sosna | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

What I love about improv is that it stimulate your thinking on your feet. It combines surprise and challenge and generates that wonderful experience you get from being in a choir or a sport team - or being in flow, as a team.

How to Leave Law and Raise $1.3Million for Your Startup

Adele Barlow | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Adele Barlow

Many lawyers dream of starting a business and I met a lot of them while working with Escape the City, which was an early-stage startup itself when I j...

Job Done? What's Next? How to Make Your Next Project Even Bigger!

Chris Ward | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ward

Many people spend years competing with the whole market because that's what you learn and that's how you earn a living. Nowadays that's tough, you have to either be the best or most likely, the cheapest.

Am I Too Old to Become a Creative Professional?

Nick Grimwood | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nick Grimwood

I've always been hankering for more. As a physiotherapist, it is half science and half art, and I do love both. But at school, I was always an artist first, and science took second place. My teenage hobby was making super-8 films. In a funny way, I still feel like an artist and somehow I want down the wrong path.

Carpet Fitter to Model and Award-winning Actor at 50

Rob Knighton | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rob Knighton

So glad I was in the park that day and the way things are going, I'm really excited about the future and doing more films. It sure beats working for a living!

Back to School: The Importance of Adult Learning

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK
Andrew H. Harding

If you have ever considered studying for a professional qualification or learning a new skill - like coding or even acrobatics - now is the time to make that leap of faith. You never know how much success you could enjoy as a photographer, an accountant ...or even a TV physicist.

Your CV May Be Holding You Back, Here's How To Fix It

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tremaine du Preez

The traditional CV is a relic of the pre-electronic age, it seems to be going the way of big hair and platform shoes as it retreats into the ever lengthening shadows of the digital world. You can no longer afford to be a subject matter expert and nothing more. You are a business and your career is the product of how you position yourself across different platforms as well as the risks that you take. Your CV should reflect this in a way that is as unique as you are.

Six Characteristics That Define an Entrepreneur

Maite Baron | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Maite Baron

Entrepreneurs see potential, both large and small, before others even conceive the possibility. So, if you've ever thought of a good business idea, seen a gap in the market or noticed a better way to do something, then you already have the right mindset.

Changing Careers at 28, What I Learned

Rhiannon Dance | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Dance

Over a year before I left my job, I'd convinced myself that I was a failure for not having pursued my childhood dream of becoming a vet. If we were in medieval times, I'd have been out flagellating myself in the street, full of regret.

A Look at the Working Landscape in 2035

Maite Baron | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The future isn't set in stone, however it is clear that technology will highly impact the working population, in some cases for the better and in others for the worse, and the reality is that everyone is vulnerable to these changes.

Employee or Entrepreneur - It's a Matter of Choice

Maite Baron | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Fortunately, being an entrepreneur has now become much easier thanks to new technologies and the internet, which have reduced the risk of setting up in business significantly. Lack of job opportunities has also driven entrepreneurial change and so made starting up your own business a much more attractive alternative.

It's Time to Stop Your Dream Shrinkation

Maite Baron | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The reality is that today, anybody with ambition, determination and courage can start a successful business - whatever their age. And it's true for the over-50s too. In fact, 'baby boomer' businesses are booming, as more and more of them take the entrepreneurial plunge.

If You're on the Wrong Path, Find Another One

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Hoare

When considering my 16 year old self, I see a naïve, but ambitious, girl who wants to make her parents proud. At 18, she knows she is good at Law - her exam results say so - and she can't think of anything she would rather do at university. So, that's the path she chooses.

Thinking of Changing Your Career?

Pam Warren | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

You need the skills of a business owner, accountant, marketer, promoter, supplier, quality control, creative director and producer all rolled into one. You need a steely determination to succeed and the grim self-motivation to keep moving forward.

Three Reasons Why Lawyers Are Miserable

Adele Barlow | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Adele Barlow

In my own experience of talking to disillusioned lawyers, I found the greatest challenge was getting them to accept that there might be other professional paths available to them. It was like perfectionism was preventing them from admitting that they might have failed to pick the best career.