Career strategy tips #1

Career strategy tips #1

How are you feeling about your career? Most people don’t have a career strategy. Are you one of them? Lockdown has enabled many people to really think about whether they are happy in their career. Are you? In uncertain times, you need to have a career strategy and...

What fish do you want to catch?

What fish do you want to catch?

Looking for work opportunities is a bit like going fishing. Sometimes you catch a fish quickly and unexpectedly. Other times it feels like it takes ages and nothing bites. Lots of factors affect the result – how many fish, other predators, the weather conditions etc....

Transferable skills – where next? Part 2

Transferable skills – where next? Part 2

This is part 2 of a 4-part blog series about transferable skills. Read part 1: https://www.avatarrecruit.co.uk/transferable-skills-where-next-part-1/ How can you use your best skill in new contexts? People often don’t know how the skills they use in one context could...

Transferable skills – where next? Part 1

Transferable skills – where next? Part 1

A common theme amongst all of the career coaching clients I work with is a) they have a blind spot seeing their own skills and talents and b) how they can use them in other ways, i.e. possible new jobs or different careers to what they have done before. I act as a...

How career resilient are you?

How career resilient are you?

These have been testing times, there is no doubt about it. How have you found it? Why has it been a testing time? Many people have been made redundant Lots are on furlough Because of ongoing uncertainty, some people are staying in their current role, afraid to make a...

Career turning points

Career turning points

All of us, at some point in our careers have reached a turning point. Probably more than once. Some turning points are planned/chosen, and others forced e.g., redundancy. The dictionary definition of a turning point is “a time at which a decisive change in a situation...

Personal Spring-clean – part 2 of 2

Personal Spring-clean – part 2 of 2

Read part 1: https://www.avatarrecruit.co.uk/personal-spring-clean-part-1-of-2/  Checklist for a thorough spring-clean Filing Can you put your hands on the info you need within seconds or does it take hours to find papers? How could you overhaul your filing so that...

Personal Spring-clean – part 1 of 2

Personal Spring-clean – part 1 of 2

It is Spring. At last! The winter months can feel long and drag on, especially in lockdown. Then suddenly before you know it, it’s getting lighter and greener everywhere. Resolutions made at New Year feel a long time ago, and making time to have a spring-clean,...

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