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The Secret to Pursuing Your Own Vision of Career Success
Having a rewarding career depends upon pursuing your own vision of professional success. Otherwise, you’re likely to spend your days trying to live up to the expectations of others or mindlessly drifting from one job to the next.
As part of shuffling addresses, our mail now goes to
162 High Street
Birmingham B17 9PN
This gives us a physical base to see career coaching clients in Harborne at the Anam Caim Wellness Centre. We will of course continue to see clients in the City Centre as well as remotely.
Please note the change of address. Other contact details are unchanged.
Can apps, mobile sites & 5G technology help your business thrive? What are they anyway? We discuss in Episode 15 with guest Doug Ward Associate Director of B13 Technology who explains in simple terms (ie not just for geeks) what the differences and pros and cons are of this technology and how it can help YOUR business.
On Apple and other quality platforms
The confirmation or cancellation of HS2 will have an indirect effect on local employment in the Midlands,but also directly affect those who will work for it or in supporting industries. Is it worth the money? You decide. Available on your favourite platform, but on Apple here.
We have just introduced an employability assessment (Carrus). This measures the attributes which make people more attractive to employers, and produces a report suggesting areas which can be developed. It is particularly useful for school and college leavers and new graduates, but can be used for all ages.
As the pace of change in the workplace accelerates, Carrus can help to future proof careers too.
More details can be found here New Graduates
Successful job seekers often find that the job description they have been given is misleading. This article in the Harvard Business Review makes the point that this is detrimental because a disgruntled employee is unlikely to perform well. Additionally, it quickly becomes known on social media that this is an employer to avoid.
I would also say that the converse is true. A candidate who lies on their CV will not thrive, and quickly gain a reputation as someone not to recruit.
The article is here
I came across this recently, aimed at those over 50 who are looking for a job. Briefly the advice is – think strategically about your career, do your research, and hustle like a millennial. The article is US oriented, so some of the websites may be of limited use (though still worth exploring).
Just don’t do a Yosser Hughes (from Boys from the Black Stuff) https://youtu.be/R0bHvu3y0WA – it rarely works.