Exactly what will I be giving up and what will I be gaining to change careers?

What you give up and what you can gain when changing careers can be very different depending on the career you are leaving and the career you are beginning. For instance if you are currently a teacher but are choosing to move to a finance career in the city then you might be giving up the feelings of pride and …

Will my friends and family support this new career endeavour?

It is hard enough to change careers, considering all the worries about money, if you’ll be able to do the new job, if your new colleagues will like you, without having to worry about whether your friends and family will understand and support your change in career. However, unfortunately many people do find that amongst all your own worries, the …

Work from Home [Infographic]

Work from Home Fridays is a movement that encourages employers to allow employees to work from home, and showcases its endemic benefits. Did you know that working from home can increase productivity, reduce stress, improve the quality of your life at home and reduce pollution? Does your employer let you work from home? Are you more productive? Read more here

How brain orientation can affect your job choice

Everyone has two sides to the brain but what you may not be aware of is that one side is dominant and this can affect the choices that you make in life; from the partner you choose, to the career choice you make. As you will see from the infographic, the right side of the brain is the base of …

Health And Safety Adviser – Not As Dull As It Sounds!

At first thoughts a career as a Health and Safety Adviser might not be the job that anybody thinks about when they are looking for a career and on the surface it may sound a little dull. However the reality is that a career in health and safety can offer much variety and even in this current climate that we …

From employment to self-employment

Moving from employment to self-employment signifies a great amount of change, not only in what you are doing work-wise but also in how you are doing it. There are a great number of things to think about especially considering you are now in charge of everything and might not yet have any staff. You are the owner, CEO, Managing Director, …

THE ORANGE SYNDROME: Professional development at work

Every day I hear from my clients that the working environment at some workplaces is not pleasant. More hours, less time for training, and the healthy work-life balance is gone. I call this the Orange Syndrome. Every day you get squeezed harder and harder until there is almost no juice left and you don’t get any extra time to develop …

5 ways to Cut Distractions and Start Being Productive!

Whether you’re working a traditional brick and mortar job or working for yourself at home, it’s extremely important to maximize productivity. For many, being more productive will greatly increase their chances of staying employed, even furthering their career. With that being said, let’s discuss 5 effective ways to minimize distractions and get the most amount of work done. 1) Get …

What causes people to consider a change in profession?

There are some people who are constantly happy with their career and so stay in their role for ten years or more. However, there are many more who are not always content to do this and feel that there is something missing, which makes them want to try out a career that is totally different from what they have ever …

Online Degrees, Don’t Fall For The Scams Or Over Inflated Benefits

Many of you will have noticed that there has been an increase, in the past few years, in the number of emails being sent out regarding getting new degrees or qualifications. These emails focus on detailing all the advantages that these degrees and qualifications will bring you, such as increased salaries and more responsibility at work. However, in some cases …