Entries by Steve Preston

Moving from Over 40 and Unemployed to Over 40 and Hired!

Redundancy – Evaluating Your Options There has been much media attention lately regarding the ‘mature’ unemployed population both in the UK, USA and Western Europe. The recent Panorama programme on the BBC showcased the stories of a number of over fifty unemployed professionals who were finding it tough to get back into employment. We can […]

Guide to Self Marketing – Matching Your Mission with Your Vision

When managing your career, be mindful that the biggest mistake many people make is letting others make decisions for them. It may be that a recruitment agency tries to pigeon hole you into a ‘box’ but you don’t feel this represents either your true skill set or desired job role. This can often happen, as […]

Guide to Graduate Career Transition part 1

Got the graduation blues? Looking to move from academia into employment but unsure how to move forward? If this is your first foray into the world of work, after enjoying university life, for the majority of people it is a scary situation. The dawn of reality! Regardless of whether you have any previous work experience, […]

Guide to the ‘Velvet Rut’

What is the Velvet Rut? The ‘Velvet Rut’ is where you find yourself in an unfulfilling job in which you are not learning anything new, not using the full extent of your skills and are just bored stiff. You probably disconnected several months ago and are now just going through the motions. The work is no longer stretching. You […]

Is the time right to rethink your career?

In the current economic uncertainty, many people are still likely to be re-evaluating their future and careers and more managers have been changing jobs than before the recession! Although it may not seem to be the best time to change career, if your chosen sector is experiencing extreme difficulties and new jobs are hard to […]