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3 Questions You Must Answer For A Positive Career Change

Questions, questions questions.  I have three questions for you: What do you want in your career? Why do you want it? Today did you move closer or further away for your aim? Why? Because answering or at least considering these questions will help you pay conscious attention to your career and the actions you can take to move it in your desired direction. Bonus Tip: If you do not have answers to ...
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How Do You Face Career Challenges?

Clearly, we face challenges in our careers.  The challenge, once these have been dealt with, is whether we learn from them or repeat them.  Whether we allow our behaviour to be dictated by them or take steps to move beyond them. As an HR Manager I remember one of my team - let call him Bob - complaining about a work-related issue.  He played a key role in the department and, over time he had seem...
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Do You Feel Overwhelmed?

You know when you have one of those days, time takes flight.  There's not a moment to catch your breath never mind a cup of tea or a sandwich.  As fast as you complete one task there's another. And when it's all done and time to go home that's when you notice it's not just a day, week or month that you've been doing this.  You can't remember when you weren't.  In fact, you've realised that your bo...
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Do You Practice TLC?

"Health is wealth" Anon Hello, Did you get enough sleep?  Did what you had for breakfast keep you satisfied until lunch? When did you turn off your tablet/mobile phone last? Does the shortening of the days affect your mood? I'd like to share a tip that you have often heard but may have overlooked in relation to changing your career without quitting your job:  Give yourself some TLC. Your mind,...
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Are You Living To Work?

Now is a good time to take stock and evaluate some key factors.  The first of these lies at the heart of your motivation: Are you currently: Living to work? Or Working to live? Why? Understanding this will clarify your focus and direct your energies better.  If you currently live to work then you are more inclined to identify with your work and, therefore, be sensitive to when this is in lin...
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How To Improve Your Career Without Leaving Your Company

Some tips on this site have been aimed at restoring your energy and enthusiasm for your career and your job. It can feel like you're trapped in your current role with the only option being to quit - with or without a new job to go to.  But wait, you do have other options: Seek out an internal promotion - if you are happy with the company but need more of a stretch in your job, going for an inte...
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How To Control What Annoys You At Work

Have you ever listed the top 5 things that annoy you in your job - I know for some of you five might not be enough (joke).  Go ahead and write them down.  Now tick each one you believe to be in your control.  What does your list look like?  Lots of ticks? Just a few? None at all?  Now write out the following: " I choose to give my time and energy to "blank" - blank being one of the items on the l...
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