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,...

Looking back on 2020

Looking back on 2020

After an unprecedented year for everyone we would like to say thank you to all our clients, partners and those we’ve collaborated with during 2020. Here are a few highlights of our year that we’d like to share: Skye Business Solutions & Avatar Recruitment We are...

What’s your WIFT?

What’s your WIFT?

W.I.F.T. stands for 'What's In it For Them' and is vital to engage people influential to your success. Whether you are employed or self-employed, it is even more important now than ever before in a highly competitive market to clearly, briefly, and explicitly express...

How career adaptable are you?

How career adaptable are you?

Career adaptability is incredibly important at the moment and increasingly so for the foreseeable future. It is wise to have a Career plan 'A', 'B' and 'C' - one of the recommendations in the Book: The Start-up of you by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Ben...

What is your career insurance

What is your career insurance

It is vital in uncertain times to have career 'insurance' - a plan 'A', 'B' and 'C' for your career. Do you? Not having an insurance policy for your career is like driving a car in winter with only one headlight, a 10 year old map, a nearly empty tank of petrol with...

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