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6 reasons to keep your CV updated

Picture the scene: it’s your school reunion. 🍸 You’ve got past the awkward hellos when your brain is in overdrive trying to remember long forgotten names; you’ve done the whole ‘where do you live and with whom’ bit; and now you’re onto careers stuff. Laughing...

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Does your annual review work for you?

Do you have an annual review to take stock of progress and look ahead to where work is likely to take you in the next 12 months? If so, how do you feel about it? Mine have generally been positive and productive, but I know for others the prospect can induce eye rolling and even dread, so I thought...

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Give the gift of appreciative feedback

“Are you OK?” I asked, looking concerned for Clare. Usually so bubbly, she was strangely quiet and pensive.  “Not really.” she replied, a little distractedly. “Are you worried about the assessment?”  In just a few hours, we’d be demonstrating our...

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What makes letting go so hard

I love heels. They’re so elegant, so sophisticated, so…impractical, at least for my life, (heels down an allotment?!) which is why I rarely wear them. It’s all about the shoes Outfit choice starts with comfort and that’s determined by what’s on my feet....

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Is it time to change job?

It’s the time of year when our minds turn to holidays and our holidays turn into time to wonder if we’re in the right job now we’ve stepped away from it. Where holiday reflection can lead I was chatting with someone the other day whose partner did just that.  They’d...

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A question in service to others

Was there a subject that seemed irrelevant at school but fascinates you now? For me, it’s history: the place to look for reasons behind many of today’s events. So I enjoyed watching the King’s Coronation last weekend and learning which parts of the service would have been recognisable...

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How focusing on just one thing makes a difference

I did something radical this week: I went for a walk without my phone😲. I was inspired by Michael Mosley’s Just One Thing podcast, digestible 14 minute episodes about improving your wellbeing with inviting, easy-sounding titles like ‘sing’, ‘read’ and ‘eat...

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The word that sums up my intention this year

Happy New Year ! I hope you’ve had a good start to 2023. Did you get chance to do the review of last year in the previous post? The last note I received before Christmas was a thank you from someone who’d treated themselves to a rare pause in a café to reflect on their year. It was lovely...

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How belief unlocks potential

Are you sporty? Or maybe I should ask do you like sport? because they’re not the same thing. I don’t excel at sport, not being keen on activities that make your lungs hurt. I was an enthusiastic joiner-inner, but resigned to being one of the last picked for school teams. When...

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How to adapt goals so they work for you

Who thinks about goals in July? Holidays yes, but goals? Goals are typically things you think about at the start (January, full of good intentions) and at the end (hmm, appraisal next week, now what were my objectives?) and very little in between, which is just one reason so many go unmet. However,...

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