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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 DevelopmentHow to be assertive in the workplace
How many times have you sat in a meeting and admired someone who speaks up, clearly states their case and miraculously diffuses disagreements or solves problems? Equally, how many times have you...
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 DevelopmentYour strengths and your career. What is the connection?
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...
Confidence BuildingWhat is your Mindset?
“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...
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...
Self ImprovementBuilding self-awareness: 16 activities and tools for meaningful change
Self-awareness is an important skill that we can cultivate to help us progress on our personal development journey… and we could all use a little more of it sometimes.  In our stressful, modern lives...
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...
Career DevelopmentAdvancing your career with a 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...
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...
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 DevelopmentWhat are Values?
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...
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...
Career DevelopmentThe benefits of networking
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 sharing...
Self ImprovementOvercoming 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...
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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