Myths vs Reality Society today seems to be dominated by youth and beauty, and labels and stereotypes about mature aged workers can be a hidden trap. Maybe it was always like this, but when we were young we thought it was perfectly normal. Now it seems ageist to us! The media go wild about ‘beautiful young things’. Television programs seem to cater for and star young people. … [Read more...] about Stereotypes of Mature Aged Workers
The Essentials for a Winning Résumé When you write a winning résumé you must consider whether you are writing it for the job you’re already performing or for the one you’d like to perform. There’s a big difference there and that’s a trap. Write your résumé to fit the job you want, not just regurgitating the responsibilities of the old job. Before you start writing … [Read more...] about A Winning Résumé
“This above all, to thine own self be true.” - William Shakespeare Before you start considering what job to apply for, or start thinking about writing a résumé, Do you know what you have to offer? What do you bring to the table? You need to know very clearly what you have to offer as an individual. The following activities in the “Your Guide on the Side” workbook are all … [Read more...] about Transferable Skills
“Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” – David Frost When making any career change you should define the aspects of your working life which, when combined, will enable you to gain great satisfaction and fulfilment from your work. Hopefully you’ll soon become one of those people who say “I love my work!” Do … [Read more...] about Do You Know What You Have To Offer?
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. How can you build your confidence? With each step you take you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful” - Mark Victor … [Read more...] about How can you build your confidence?