Transitioning from teaching into a new career

teachers career change

Teaching is a rewarding and highly engaging career in many ways. As a classroom teacher you have undoubtedly been flexed and stretched both intellectually and quite often emotionally. That being said, it can sometimes be a pressurised and difficult profession which is not always conducive to a work-life balance. Teachers decide to begin a new career for a number of …

Should I work or travel?

Travel or work

Should I work or travel? Many people with aspirations to see the world will at some point find themselves in a dilemma, faced with opposing aspirations that can at times feel like damning dichotomies. On the one hand, getting the most out of a travelling experience requires quite a substantial long-term commitment, and with that, long-term financial security. On the …

What type of employment is right for you?

What type of employment is right for you?

What type of employment is right for you? The world of work has never been more complicated than it is today… and that’s a good thing. You may not realise it, but you no longer have to fit yourself into a traditional 9-5 role if you don’t feel that you’re suitable for that type of employment. You can start your …

Has parenthood made you think of working with children?

working with children

Has parenthood made you think of working with children? Parenthood can present many challenges, from learning the new skills you need to care for your child to juggling your home life with your career. Perhaps you are finding the latter too difficult – your time and energy is being pulled in too many directions. Maybe you have asked to work …

Why you should think about taking voluntary redundancy

voluntary redundancy your exit?

Why you should think about taking voluntary redundancy The UK is still in a precarious financial position. That means a lot of companies are looking to trim back on staff. You might be nervous about being made redundant, but if you grasp the bull by the horns and take one of voluntary redundancy packages that are often touted around the …

A career change at 40

part time job from home

Have you been stuck in the same old job for too long? Have you hit the big 4-0 and decided you want a change of direction? Lots of people go through the same thing and simply don’t do anything about it, because it’s easier to stick with what you know. If you are determined to forge a new path and …

Fourteen signs that your company has got you by the balls

This is the first in a series of articles highlighting just how badly a ‘bad’ company treats its employees. Here are some signs that you might recognise how your company has got you stuck in their Machiavellian or “corporate” culture with no apparent way out: Raising a problem causes a row and possibly a disciplinary. All you are doing is …

Fed up being a lawyer and want a change? Here are some ideas!

Gone are the days when a person would enter into a profession and stay there until retirement, as these days it has become increasingly common for people to have three, four or even more careers within their lifetime. This is especially true of the law profession, where many factors, including bad work to life balances, stress and pressure all lead …

How long will it take to make a comfortable living in this new career?

There are some people who are never satisfied no matter how well they are doing at work or how much they earn. You need to know if you are one of those people and if you are, you must accept the fact that you will probably never feel that you can make a comfortable living, no matter what career you …

How doomed are graduates in 2012?

If you’ve been following media headlines recently you would be forgiven for thinking the fresh faced graduates of 2012 are slogging their way down the road to minimum wage rather than the high-flying career success they’ve always dreamed of. So, with the doors to student accommodation firmly closing behind them what’s the reality of graduate employment prospects? Taking a look …