Being offered voluntary redundancy when your employer is going through a restructuring can catch you unprepared. People who opt for redundancy have usually already made up their minds that they want a change. However, it's essential to evaluate yourself and your career thoroughly before making a final decision. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of [...]
Being able to make a difference is key to making a career or a job enjoyable and fulfilling - regardless of what career path you choose. Unfortunately, many people make career choices for the wrong reasons. They leave college thinking that all they need is to be paid well or have a secure job so [...]
We all know there are a lot of problems in the world that need fixing, so there will be plenty of opportunities to make things better. People who are open to change with fresh ideas, and who are motivated to contribute, will always be required. As the world continues to change, businesses and organizations will [...]
The despairing news from COP27 leaders followed by the delight of the Black Fern's win in the same week had me thinking about how we balance these dichotomies without getting distracted from the task at hand. When researching material for a CATE (Careers and Transition in Education) conference presentation later this month, I came upon [...]
The Career Intelligence tool supports an inside-out approach to career coaching.
The old ways of doing business or being in a career have changed and we are stepping into unknown territory where the future is unclear. Once upon a time, we could imagine a future because there was some predictability; one thing led to another and we could predict what comes next.
Good redundancy support is available through experienced and well-trained career coaches. The best ones will have had a lot of experience working with people whose roles have been disestablished.
The challenge now for us as individuals, regardless of how we are impacted in our careers, is to remain both open to the new environment that will unfold, and flexible to look for the opportunities where we can make a contribution.
Who would have thought that life as we’ve known it would be sideswiped like this and all sense of normality and certainty - go? We are all asking whether life as it was, will ever return. We ask, ‘Will I have a job - a business - a career'? This is a crisis on a [...]
Assuming that you will be successful in an internal interview when you know the people interviewing you can be a real mistake. You think they know that you understand the organisation and you have a record of delivering good performance - but this assumption is a real mistake. Treat every interview regardless of whether an internal or an external one with the respect deserving of thorough preparation.