Source One error is all it takes to throw your career off track. This does not merely refer to making the sort of mistake that could see you overlooked in the workplace or, even worse, lose your position. It also relates to mistakes that jeopardise your professional happiness. After all, your career is not just about how you perform in the workplace but how you feel. You are going to spend the majority of your life working, so you need to be happy. With that in mind, continue reading to find out more about the common career mistakes you need… View Post

Over the past 18 months I have seen that there are so many things going on in my life that needed to change.  I’m aware some of these things are out of my hands and no matter what I say or do, I con’t control the actions of some people.  I’ll admit, it baffles me why they are doing what they are doing and their actions have made me ill, ill enough to have to be admitted to hospital.  I have a number of long term chronic health conditions and they don’t react well to stress.  Someone is hell bent… View Post

Up until nearly 6 years ago I worked in an office.  I’d been an office worker since I left University after my Master’s Degree and joined the Civil Service.  I always used to think about how lovely it would be to work from home and not leave the house at 6am every morning to get to work and then have a long tiring commute home every night.  The thought of saving around 2 1/2 hours a day on my commute and just rolling out to bed to work in my PJs all day seemed like heaven!  When I left the… View Post

The chances are that when you first landed your current role you were over the moon. You had probably just left school or graduated from university and the concept of having a career and bringing home an income was an exciting one. However, now that a few years have past, you’re no longer as keen on your role as you once were. Perhaps you thought that you would move quickly up the ranks but unfrotunately that hasn’t happened, and has left you feeling unsuccessful and wholly unsatisified. Photo source Maybe you’ve begun to realise that unless you do something soon,… View Post

Life goals….what can I say?  Last year and the year before I made both life and work goals but google says a post needs to be a minimum of 300 words for it to be picked up in search engines and my life goals after the previous 2 years were ‘survive’. One little word. Which meant I never actually wrote anything at the begining of the year. Well, I’ve made it through six months of the year and I’ll be honest it’s been eventful and really not what I imagined or hoped for.  It started with someone thinking they were… View Post

It can be quite isolating working from home.  Quite often I don’t physically speak to anybody all day.  I may email, message people on social media and text but its just not the same as talking to a real person face to face.  I also find there can be many distactions as you don’t have other people to motivate you or a bosses ye buring in the back of your head making you feel like you have to be that productive that you can’t even stop to breathe.  The main thing I struggle with and have done since I first… View Post

If you intend to travel long-term, and yet still manage to pursue your career, you will need to make sure that you are thinking about how you can manage that. The truth is that both of these disparate ends can be achieved together, but you need to be clever about it and make sure that you are giving each the attention they truly deserve. However, you can do that more easily than you might think, and it is highly likely that you will be able to progress your career quite far while being out on the road. In this article,… View Post