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Guilt of Going Back to Work

If you have spent any time at home caring for a loved one, whether it be as a parent or as a carer, you will know it can be incredibly difficult to go back to work and you can feel quite guilty about leaving the home and working.

Mind Mapping Your Return to Work

Mind mapping the return to work is incredibly powerful. There was a step change in my return to work results once I had done this exercise. There’s lots of research supporting mind mapping’s impact. I took an absolute age to go back to work. I came up with a million...

How to Tackle Anxiety in Your Job Search

Worry and anxiety really show up when we look for work after a long time. It begins with control, or the lack of it that you feel. You may get little feedback, you have no idea of the competition and no sway over job market fluctuations. Letting anxiety rule because...

How to Sell Yourself Even if You’re an Introvert

I spoke over the last two weeks about LinkedIn and Facebook as crucial tools for the career returner looking to get back to work. Sometimes when we reach out for introductions, meet tonnes of new people, interview and generally sell ourselves   we have to battle...

The Antidote to Job Search Intimidation

When you’re looking for a job, you’ll have the most impact if you feel empowered. However, job search intimidation can rear its ugly  head. It can feel so daunting to be going to interviews in your 'best outfit', seeing everyone swishing through reception looking like...

Be a Time Lord – 11 Lessons of Time Management

Time is my frenemy. Sometimes it is liking a controlling Evil Stepmother and sometimes I feel utterly on top of it and have a chance of feeling like a Time Lord. Dr Who’s a girl now….    According to Bill Torbert’s action logics for development of leaders, early...

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