Why I love being a careers adviser…

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in careers, Uncategorized, work | 0 comments

Why I love being a careers adviser…

Some more careers professionals, this time tweeting about why they love their job… * * * *...

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What do careers advisers love about their job?

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in careers, Uncategorized, work | 0 comments

What do careers advisers love about their job?

Have you ever wondered what careers advisers love about their job? Just recently I got to put this question to a group of working advisers. Here are some of their replies… “I find it a privilege to be with someone when they are facing change in their lives and in some ways I’m able to help” “I love being an advisor because I like the feeling when a client achieves because of our interaction” “I love being an adviser because I enjoy meeting lots of different people and the feeling of helping them on their journeys” “i like that...

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Talking About Growth versus Growth

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Uncategorized, work | 5 comments

Talking About Growth versus Growth

I was annoyed by an expert commentator on the radio this morning who was whining about the fact that there’s no growth in the economy, that there’ll be no growth until there is greater investment and that there’ll be no greater investment until the banks sort things out. True perhaps but only in part. This expert’s position ignores 3 key things… 1. entrepreneurial growth doesn’t always require large scale investment, particularly from banks 2. investment in growth business often starts with private individuals (and in small scales) 3. while some people talk...

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what we're doing on facebook

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in careers, exploring, Uncategorized, work | 0 comments

what we're doing on facebook

Our site is here and now we have a fan page over there (on facebook) for anyone interested in exploring their career. It’s there to support, encourage and share in every career journey – whether it’s just started out or well underway – because we believe no one should ever have to go it alone. I don’t believe in gurus pulling strings. I’d rather put my trust in facts, experiences and thoughtful opinions. Things we can all listen to and process in our own way. Stories from hundreds of career explorers prove that good answers and solid career decisions are...

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Applying Great Questions to Your Career

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in careers, exploring, origins, Uncategorized, work | 0 comments

Applying Great Questions to Your Career

I read today that the great German philosopher Immanuel Kant said life’s three great questions are: What ought I do? What can I do? What can I hope for? As I thought more about these questions I realised how important they are in our relationship with work. The Career Explorer’s Journal is essentially about applying these three great questions to our individual careers. Our Values give us a firm foundation to explore the question ‘What ought I do?’ Our Talents help us bring the question ‘What can I do?’ to life Our Goals offer us a clear picture as we ask...

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Impossible Futures?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in careers, job search, origins, Uncategorized, work | 1 comment

Impossible Futures?

When we are out of work or on a job search, can we ever see ourselves as equal to a working person?  I am just me Before I was just me I was the world’s most successful CEO Before I was the world’s most successful CEO I was a successful executive Before I was a successful executive I was a great manager Before I was a great manager I was a hard-working team member Before I was a hard-working team member I was just a newb Before I was just a newb I was a jobseeker Before I was a jobseeker I was just me I am just me “Every career has a past, every career has a future.”...

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