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If you have been working for the same employee for 26 weeks or more, you are entitled to request a flexible working arrangement. It may be that you have caring responsibilities, have young children, or health issues that could be alleviated by a more flexible working schedule....

We’ve already spoken about How to write a killer CV in a previous post, but what we didn’t really go into is just why you need a good CV. On average, a recruiter will spend just 6 seconds reading your CV, so you really need to make an impact! Your CV...

Hopefully you’ve read the first part of my career story, and if there’s one thing I want to come across, it’s that you don’t have to put up with a situation that isn’t working for you. It’s not easy and it might take some creative thinking...

As the population of the UK gets older, the effects are far reaching and the so called ‘Sandwich Generation’ seem to be drawing the short straw. This group are generally aged 35-55 and facing the double whammy of looking after both their own families as...

In addition to showcasing my coaching services, I want to shine a light on the career stories of others. All our career stories involve change. Either personal change, or changes to the broader career landscape reflected in the workplace or wider society. These real-life career...

Deciding whether to make a career change is a big decision, so much hinges on our jobs that it can be hard to walk away. However, we spend so much time at work, it soon starts to negatively affect your whole well being if things...

One minute you’re living life at uni to the full, enjoying time with friends, living independently and studying subjects you’re passionate about. Suddenly you find yourself graduating and entering the world of work and it’s all a bit scary. With advice (sometimes unwelcome) coming from all sides,...

Giving a business presentation may be a part of your current role, or it could be something that you’ll need to get involved with at a future date, either way it’s likely that you will need to master the art of giving an effective presentation....

Job interviews. Does anybody actually enjoy them? I’d say they’re right up there with dentist appointments and tax audits as some of the least enjoyable experiences in life. However, if you want a a new job, the chances are you’re going to have to have...

There is often some confusion around what a career coach actually does. Adding to the confusion, is the fact there are many similar titles that are often used interchangeably, but are all very different roles. To illustrate the different roles, and to clarify what a career...