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You Can be a World Changer

Do you feel like a world changer? Are you at home after a period out of paid work feeling any of the following: under financial pressure, despairing, lacking mental stimulation, isolated, locked up, frumpy, baby-brained, lacking in confidence? Are you toying with the...

Am I Too Old? Styling out Ageism at Work

I’ve just come back from a two day residential HR conference. Less than 5% of the attendees were over 40. We know overall profitability improves with diversity of thought. Diversity must come in the form of age as well. The unconscious bias exists that older employees...

How To Come Back from Redundancy

It’s over a decade ago now but I will never forget the shock, and then to be honest, the shame of redundancy - how it really felt to be told I wasn’t needed any more. Nowadays redundancy is just part of the market and the world. It is just a downside of business, YOU...

How to Find Fulfilling Work

In this video, I look at the hugely successful book 'How to Find Fulfilling Work' and what it can teach us about overcoming our own fears. How to Find Fulfilling Work (The School of Life)   The desire for fulfilling work is one of the great aspirations of our age and...

Rest, Reflect, Resurrect Part 2

  This post continues our look at the value of incorporating these three r's into your journey: Rest, Reflect, Resurrect, Pt1 (1-10) 11) Serve somebody else  (not the usual person that you serve). You will get a boost from it that is different to what you get from...

Act Now, Think Later

  A quick update of all that's going on at Comeback Girl - personal branding, self-confidence and news about the forthcoming podcasts (launching next week!)

Go Beyond Your CV: tell Dragon Slaying Stories

The importance of clarifying your personal brand rather than relying on your CV when looking to get back to work. In the digital age, we need to think about how we establish a consistent image in the  minds of others.    Ditch the CV I have just recorded a podcast...

Get Your Confidence Back after a Career Break

When I started to look for work again after my career break I was scared - devoid of confidence. Scared of being perceived as too old, having a rusty network, not having the right technical skills, worried about the dependents I'd been caring for... on and on the list...

How Did Your Interview Go?

You come home on a high, you handled the curveball questions well and your nerves can finally stop jangling. But how did you do at interview?    Chances are, the company will be seeing a few candidates or conferring over feedback. Being an in-house recruiter, I know...

Mind Mapping Your Career Comeback

The idea of mind mapping is that you come up with a crystallised idea via the explorations of keywords, themes and sub-categories. What I mean is: empty all that head jazz out onto one piece of paper and get a really clear picture of what you want. Mind maps help you...

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