These are our explorer’s notes. Everything we’ve seen on our journey so far. From wonderful moments of discovery to not so wonderful mistakes and follies. We hope you learn as much from them as we did.

 

Lightbulb Moments

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in careers | Comments

Lightbulb Moments

My most recent lightbulb moment happened this morning, so I thought I’d tell you about it. I talk to lots of people about their careers but I make a point of keeping a close eye on my own career too. I’ve always thought it would be crazy to spend all of my time asking other people what they want, and never to think about this for myself. [How would I ever know what other people were thinking or feeling if I shied away from the big career questions, or pretended they didn't affect me just because I work in careers?] Last...

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Sweat

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in careers | Comments

Sweat

Sweat brings opportunity your way. When you’re willing to sweat, it doesn’t matter what the person next to you is doing. In fact, you can revel in their success, their good fortune and their achievements, Because you’re doing everything you can. http://exploreyourcareer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Sweat.mp4 [The better you are (and you are better), the more sweat she's gonna demand.] On every career development journey, Sweat is more than muscle & hard work. It’s the hard yards, the tough breaks, the big...

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Work

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in careers | Comments

Work

I now have a copy of Kellen Hatanaka’s Work* The book is a beautifully illustrated ABC of familiar and unfamiliar occupations. I think we need more books like Work, which I liken to the incredible Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss. Books like this put a smile on your face, but they also remind us there’s more than one way to look at work and careers. - – - – - Like Dr. Seuss before him, Kellen Hatanaka reminds us there is so much to learn. Each job, each profession, every different job title is a...

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Our First Subscriber Mail

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in careers | Comments

Our First Subscriber Mail

Just in case you’re not already a subscriber, Here’s our first update, Sent earlier today… Hello Career Explorers! This is our first ever subscription email. (Can you tell?) If you like it, great! (TY & Bless Your heart!) If you don’t like it, tell me what you would like and watch me listen & learn. In a nutshell, that’s what exploring your career is about – listening & learning. As long as you can listen & learn, your career will go from strength to...

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What is BorntoBuild.org.uk?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in careers | Comments

What is BorntoBuild.org.uk?

Every now and then, I find something ‘career-related’ that really stops me in my tracks - Borntobuild.org.uk did just that a few weeks ago. I found Born to Build interesting from the start. The whole site is focused on sharing experience, with individual people telling personal career stories. Plus the whole BtB approach supports our twin career passions of exploring and learning. All this meant I had to find out more, so I got one of the very friendly people behind Born to Build to answer a few questions and tell us...

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Book Review of ‘Improvise’ by Fred Cook

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in careers | Comments

Book Review of ‘Improvise’ by Fred Cook

Here is my recent review of the new career book, ‘Improvise‘ by Fred Cook. In short, I enjoyed reading this book and think it makes a refreshing addition to any careers library. Gutsy & Smart! This is a gutsy book on leadership & career development and in my opinion there should be more like it. Maybe there aren’t many CEOs with similar levels of ‘unconventional behaviour’ in their past. But I’m willing to bet there are plenty who got themselves in and out of the same kind of scrapes Fred Cook shares in this...

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Three Golden Career Questions

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in careers | Comments

Three Golden Career Questions

From all of our searching and all of our discoveries over the years, the following three questions are the most valuable by far. All you have to do is think of a job, profession or line of work that interests you and find a person to ask… 1. What do you like about your job? 2. How did you get started? 3. What advice do you have for someone like me, who is just starting out? These three golden questions are perfect when you want to start a conversation and maybe you’re a bit shy or reluctant. They work for any career and any...

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5 Ways to Promote Personal Culture in Your Career

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in careers | Comments

5 Ways to Promote Personal Culture in Your Career

It’s now completely normal to talk about company culture but we’re still quite a long way from understanding and harnessing the power of culture when it comes to our careers. Strange really, because in many ways personal culture is more powerful and more tangible than organisational culture. Unlike corporate cultures, our personal career culture will never be ‘Under New Management’ or subject to hostile takeovers or less-than-credible 180º turns. Here are 5 simple ways to start exploring and identifying your unique career culture. 5...

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The Career Explorer’s Journal 2014

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in careers | Comments

The Career Explorer’s Journal 2014

Yes it’s that time of year once again The nights have drawn in. The weather is colder. Christmas adverts are already on TV (and online). And thoughts here have started to turn towards the new year ahead and all of the new opportunities it creates for exploring work and careers. With all this in mind it gives me great pleasure to announce the new 2014 edition of The Career Explorer’s Journal. So What’s New? This edition has a new introduction plus heavily updated sections on ‘Talents‘ and ‘Goals‘....

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CareerNook

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in careers | Comments

CareerNook

I’m delighted to share news of the birth of another great careers destination on the web. Recently launched by Ronnie Ann, of Work Coach Café fame, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to the brand spanking new CareerNook. It’s a nook, take a look! Work Coach Café was probably my all-time favourite career related blog so it’s great to see Ronnie back with a new place made for anyone and everyone to talk about careers. I’m not going to spoil any surprises, all I wanted to say was drop over and pay Ronnie a visit...

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