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  • Career Change, Getting Unstuck coaching

    Returning to Work with a Forced Smile? Six Ideas To Start Getting Unstuck This Week

    In the summer of 1998 I returned from a 2 week holiday in Cuba.  It had been amazing, but somehow that just made returning worse.  It wasn’t the despair that killed me, it was the hope.

    “You realise the holiday’s nearly over don’t you?” said my mate on the plane.  It was so depressing – and that was on the plane out.

    My experience of being stuck in a career was of returning to work feeling utterly miserable and overwhelmed, but acting as though I was happy to be back.

    Eventually I fumbled my way out, but since working with thousands of people going through career change, I see that I could have done it much quicker.

    One of the most important things is to find a place to start. So here are 6 ideas to get you started this week – pick one that feels achievable:

  • Career Change, Getting Unstuck coaching

    10 Tips For Thriving in a Portfolio Career

    By Rachel Collis

    In the new world of work, many people are adopting a portfolio approach to their career. This involves crafting a full time role out of a number of part-time jobs. Sometimes the part-time roles are permanent roles but more often the portfolio includes a changing patchwork of freelance roles, temporary roles, project work and self-employment.

    There are a lot of potential benefits to a portfolio career. However it isn’t necessarily easy to make it work, there are some traps. I have had a portfolio career for almost 15 years and I love it! However, I have made some mistakes and mis-steps. Here is what I have learnt along the way:

    1. Does your portfolio work as a whole?