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01
Aug
2016
Want to return to work in a STEM career?

Returning to work after a career break can feel like a big challenge. If you've been out of the workplace for several years, as well as juggling your career and family responsibilities, you may be concerned about whether your skills and knowledge have become rusty. If you're looking to return to a STEM career, this may feel like a big barrier.

 
25
Feb
2016
Useful resources for job search

Have you heard of FutureLearn? It's a part of the Open University in the UK, and offers online courses on a wide variety of topics, including various elements of job search.

 
04
Dec
2015
What to do if you don't know what job you are looking for

Sometimes people stay in jobs because they don't know what else is out there. Searching for opportunities by job title can be unhelpful too. Take a look at the jobs listed here. If you don't know what you are looking for, it can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack.

 
29
Jul
2015
Staying motivated while job hunting

Here are some suggestions for staying motivated whilst job hunting

 
30
Jun
2015
Getting to grips with a new role

When you take on a new role at work there are lots of hopes and expectations, lots of unknowns and uncertainties...

 
27
Apr
2015
Catherine's story

Catherine* is a friend from way back. She left full time work in 1998 to have the first of her two children, retrained as a chef with Prue Leith, then set up and ran her own high end catering business for a number of years.

By late 2014 her work had become a 24/7 commitment with limited financial rewards and she had little time or energy left for family life. She started to look around for other opportunities.

 
08
Sep
2014
What's next in your career?

In my last corporate job, I never had a minute to reflect on what I wanted next in my career. Except perhaps giving it cursory consideration just before the annual performance review discussion, when it was usually glossed over by my manager!

 
23
Jul
2014
15 tips to kickstart your career

Small actions can lead to big changes. Whether you are working or not, here is some inspiration to get you started.

 
22
Apr
2014
Get that job you want

Unless you're starting out in your career or returning after a career break (enforced or otherwise!), most of us have limited experience of going for interviews. So if you're looking for a job and you've been invited for interview, you've done well to get over that first hurdle.

 
17
Apr
2014
Advice for the new job seeker

Starting to look for a job can feel like quite a challenge, especially if you haven't done it before or for some time.

 
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