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Career DevelopmentAssertiveness: What It Is & How To Be Assertive At Work
Learning the art and skill of being assertive at work can develop your career, build your confidence, improve your career progression and your relationships. In essence, assertiveness is a route...
Career DevelopmentThe Blueprint To Networking For Your Next Opportunity
Networking doesn’t come naturally to everybody however it is possible to learn the skill and make it work to your advantage. What is the purpose of networking? Essentially, networking is the...
Career DevelopmentYour Guide to Impressing in a Video Job Interview
With greater reliance on technology in communications, presenting yourself well on video during interviews is a must. This simple guide gives you the tips you need to impress through the screen. ...
Career DevelopmentHow To Boost Your CV Using This Simple Hint
In an increasingly competitive job market, the use of positive language in your CV and personal statement can be a powerful tool in terms of getting shortlisted. Using words that demonstrate your...
Self ImprovementThe Short Guide To Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
What is Imposter Syndrome? Imposter syndrome is also known as imposter phenomenon, imposterism, fraud syndrome or the imposter experience. It is where you can doubt your own skills, talents or...
Confidence BuildingWhat's Your Mindset: Difference Between Growth vs Fixed
“To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” What is mindset? Your ‘mindset’ is the set of beliefs that you hold in relation to yourself...
Success StoriesHow To Change Careers Into Meaningful Work - Hannah's Story
The world of work is changing rapidly, but expert guidance can provide the confidence and tools to impress employers with your unique transferable skills, enabling you to change jobs to work that is...
Self ImprovementYour Guide To Building Self-Awareness - 8 Activities To Create Meaningful Change
If you know you want to change career or overcome a challenge at work but really don’t know what to do, then developing your self-awareness can help you to understand your thoughts, emotions and...
Success StoriesHow Career Coaching Can Help You Achieve Your Goals
Looking for work can be a long and lonely project. Securing that first job after completing study can be difficult for anyone. Friends and family may empathise, but they don’t always understand the...
Success StoriesMeet Nathalie - Career Change From Marketing To Production Accounting
Meet Nathalie, whose career has changed from Marketing Manager to becoming a Production Accountant with one of the biggest companies in the world. Member Name: Nathalie Siegel Member Location:...
Success StoriesA Successful Career Change From Retail To Infrastructure Technician
Through our partnership with an East London Charity, this member received funded support through our Accenture social impact partnership. This included three hours of coaching time and access to the...
Success StoriesMeet Ilaria: Career Change From Nanny to Digital Marketer
Ilaria left her native Italy, where she worked as a nanny, and moved to London a few years ago. At the time, she saw the move as a great opportunity to utilise her Social Work diploma, develop her...
Career DevelopmentHow to answer competency-based interview questions
As part of getting ready for your interview, it’s very important that you prepare thoroughly for answering competency-based questions, as well as general questions. These questions are used...
Career DevelopmentHow to uncover your hidden and transferable skills
What do you think of when people ask ‘what are your skills’? Your automatic response maybe ‘I don’t know’, or you may think of a couple, such as communication and being organised. Everybody has...
Career DevelopmentHow Career Coaching Can Change Your Relationship With Work And Support Your Mental Health.
With Mental Health Awareness Week running from 9th - 13th May, we partnered with Escape the City to help job seekers and career changers explore how career coaching can change your relationship with...
Career DevelopmentHow To Identify Your Strengths For Developing In Your Career
You have probably heard or seen a lot written about strengths and their importance as part of any career development strategy. What are strengths? Strengths are things that characterise us, things...
Career DevelopmentYour Guide To Creating A Career Mind Map
A Mind Map is a creative tool to help you start to formulate a career goal, whether for the short or long-term, and to think about the actions you might need to take in order to accomplish your...
Career DevelopmentWhat Are Core Values? And Why Do They Matter?
Values are your core principles – the things that you believe in and which make you happy, whether at home or in the workplace.  Values are all the things that motivate you and that make work...
Career DevelopmentReskilling tips and tools
When you hear the word ‘re-skill’ your automatic reaction might be ‘I don’t have time to get re-trained’ or ‘I can’t afford to go back to college or university’. But, stop. What is re-skilling? How...
Confidence BuildingHaving the right mindset for your career search
Your mindset is often key to determining your career success – whether you’re looking for jobs, trying for a promotion or applying for a course. Your ‘mindset’ is your set of beliefs about yourself...
Career DevelopmentThe ultimate job interview preparation checklist
For most people, job interviews are an anxious experience. Even if you love talking to people and are comfortable in social situations, the fact that an interview can land you a job you've been...
Confidence BuildingChallenging unhelpful thinking
When we are faced with a job loss or redundancy, how we think can have an impact on how well we manage our mood, anxiety, and stress levels during this time. The problem Psychologists know that when...
Career DevelopmentReady to try something new? Consider exploring different Industries.
Finding your passion The first stage is to decide the occupational area that you will enjoy. What type of career will make you happy to go to work on a Monday morning? To help with this, it's...
Career DevelopmentUsing the STAR technique in an interview
Got an interview coming up? Filling in an application form? Do you struggle to find the right answer? You know what you want to say, but it just doesn’t come out the way you think it should? Stop...
Success StoriesHow learning new skills launched a new small business
Providing opportunities to learn new skills while being supported by a qualified coach as clear benefits for Stay Nimble members. Member’s Joining Situation: The member is a craft entrepreneur and...
Success StoriesMeet Neil
Meet Neil: from Business Development in Aviation to Manager in Media/Marketing Location: London, UK Current Position: New Business Manager for a Media/Marketing Agency Previous Job: Business...
Career DevelopmentHow to develop and improve your strengths
In the article ‘Your Strengths and Your Career. What is the Connection?’ we looked at what strengths are, how they were different from skills and their importance to the career development process...
Career DevelopmentPlan your next career move
Got a career goal? Make a plan and work towards achieving that goal using the SMART model. Identifying a career choice is hard work. Taking the steps to get there can be even harder. That is why it...
Career DevelopmentParent returners to work webinar
Going back to work after becoming a parent can be both rewarding and daunting, but how will it affect your new life and how easy will it be to go back? Can you relate to these circumstances? You...
Self ImprovementPreparing for Future Setbacks
Occasionally life doesn’t quite go to plan. Whether it be redundancy, health or even relationship issues, these can all impact on your life and career. So how do you deal with these situations? Being...
Career DevelopmentDevelop your interests
Do you go to work to do a job you are passionate about, that gives you a sense of achievement, where the time just runs away, and even when you are not working you are interested to find out more? Or...
Success StoriesMeet Corinne
After seven years of owning and operating her own niche business with her husband, Corinne became a mother and totally changed her outlook on work. When they sold their business, she had a new...
Career DevelopmentWorking from home – stay on top of your mental health
Working from home has become the new norm for many people. While it sounds appealing to some, for others this prospect has completely changed their lives – for the better in some cases (say goodbye...
Career DevelopmentSucceeding in work – how to achieve a promotion
Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Perhaps you are feeling overlooked and tired of watching others being promoted ahead of you. Earning a promotion is not just about how you perform...
Career DevelopmentPractical guide to becoming self employed
You may have decided to become self-employed for a number of different reasons. The lifestyle and potential financial gains may be appealing, perhaps you have a new business idea or it may be that...
Career DevelopmentWhat is Coaching
What does coaching involve? Listen to Stay Nimble Career Coaches Caroline Jones and Roger Martin discuss the coaching process and its benefits.
Success StoriesMeet Ellie
Meet Ellie, whose career has progressed from trainee teacher to campaign management, business development management and customer success management. Once a trainee teacher, Ellie has also worked...
Self ImprovementAre your communication skills as good as they could be?
‘Good communicator’ and ‘excellent communication skills’ are phrases you may have read in the list of skills required for many jobs. So how are your communication skills? Are you communicating as...
Career DevelopmentCoaching and mentoring can help you to develop your career
Why should I work with a Career Coach or a Mentor? How can they help me? These are good questions. Working with a Mentor or a Career Coach can help you to look at all aspects of your working life...
Success StoriesMeet Jennifer
From City of London PA to veterinary nurse. Working with animals and work that was fulfilling — these were Jennifer’s dreams. After many years working as a PA in the City of London, she decided to...
Success StoriesMeet Elena
Meet Elena, who changed career from advertising account manager to senior translator. Elena spent many years working in advertising at a London-based agency. It was during a sabbatical travelling...
Confidence BuildingMeeting ageism head on
Age is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 meaning it is illegal to discriminate against anyone because of their age. Despite this, according to Age UK, as many as 36% of people...
Self ImprovementThe importance of self-care in stressful times
Losing a job, being off work through ill-health or taking time out to look after a loved one can impact your mental health in ways you wouldn’t necessarily expect. Many people can feel isolated from...
Success StoriesMeet Catherine
From environmental public health scientist to student, teacher and gardener. Catherine left her position as an environmental public health scientist more than two years ago. She now works part...
Success StoriesMeet Jo Hamlyn
Making the transition from performing arts programme manager to web designer. After many years of finding joy in being a programme manager and helping people by nurturing their creative talents, Jo...
Success StoriesMeet Abigail Miller
From pastry chef to SEO marketing. Introducing Abigail Miller, whose career change 8 years ago took her from working as a pastry chef in Michelin Star restaurants to her current role in SEO...
Success StoriesMeet Juliana Wang
From freelance illustrator to UX/UI designer. After completing studies in graphic design and fine art, Juliana Wang was a freelance illustrator for many years, contributing to editorial...
Success StoriesMeet Adrianna
From TV producer to trainee psychotherapist. A veteran of the television industry, after more than 19 years in this field Adrianna began to feel that this profession and environment were no longer...

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