Posts Tagged "career decisions"

Comfort, Stretch, Panic

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in careers | Comments

Comfort, Stretch, Panic

A comfort zone is usually a nice place to be. Everything is where we need it, Doing what we expect it to do, How and when we like it to be done. In a stretch zone things are different. We’re not so confident or assured, But there’s this feeling we’ll get there, We’re not worried, we got this. In panic zones all bets are off. Everything compresses, Comfort shatters, stretch snaps. In panic we get lost. These three zones are normal. Perhaps even good. No single zone is permanent or all powerful. All three have downsides and benefits. Comfort, stretch and panic...

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Lines and Lines of Questions

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in careers, job search | Comments

Lines and Lines of Questions

Immediate answers are a trick. Their trick is to make us think they are instant when in reality even the most immediate answers come from long, long lines of questions. Lines, strings, chains, streams, paths, roads, cycles, flows, trains and planes and galaxies of questions. There are no immediate answers. Immediate answers are a trick. Sometimes lines of questions are very long, reaching way back to the past. Sometimes the string or stream is shorter. Often the path of questions follows an offshoot, tributary, smaller road or turn we took from a well-travelled path. Instant answers...

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The Job Seeker’s Interview #8 – Andrew

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in the job seeker's interview | Comments

The Job Seeker’s Interview #8 – Andrew

The Job Seeker’s Interview is back! This time the answers are from Andrew, who we are delighted to say has just landed a new job after 4 months of searching. Here’s what he had to say about the experience… 1. What’s your name? Andrew 2. Where do you live? London 3. How long were you looking for a job? 4 months 4. How would you sum up the story of your job search? Very stressful and disappointing 5. What went well? I managed to get a few temp assignments only through contacts/friends 6. What could have gone better? Agencies could have been more supportive andactually...

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Coming Soon: The Career Explorer’s Journal 2013

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in career development | Comments

Coming Soon: The Career Explorer’s Journal 2013

I’m delighted to announce the new edition of The Career Explorer’s Journal will soon be available to download. It’s exciting to think about what’s ahead but over the last few days I’ve also been looking back. So, if you’re interested in the short version of the journal’s own history of exploration and discovery, read on… I wrote the first edition of the book in 2009 and published it in 2010. If you’d asked me back then, the idea of writing new updates each year couldn’t have been further from my mind. Back then, after all those months of...

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The Perfect Careers Adviser

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in careers | Comments

The Perfect Careers Adviser

Last year, quite a few people contributed to our group exploration on the subject of ‘What careers advisers love about their job‘. This year we wanted to ask a question everyone can have an opinion on. Last time around we were stuck in the real world (some might say stuck in the past!) because we started at a meeting. This time around we’re kicking things off here in the wonderful online world first. You don’t even need to leave your seat in order to have your say. So this is our new group exploration, Who is the perfect careers adviser? What qualities does he/she...

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