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Welcome to the Position Ignition Career Blog, where you will find career advice for your career change, job search and career development. Explore our advice on career planning, how to change careers, personal and professional development and more.
Although starting a new career from scratch when you’re already secure in your current one may seem like a thankless task, it is a direction that many of us want to go in. Here are some tips for getting started.
We live in a world where can-do attitudes and positive psychology abound. Everybody is hoping that we will be positive and cheerful on tap. If we are competent as well, how fantastic is that? We are the archetypal good employee. Even those of us who might fit that characterisation sometimes, if not always, must wonder why we do so much and get so much more piled on us. When we ponder that question of why, we begin to realise the importance of saying no to stop demand swamping the supply of our labour.
For anybody going into their first non-executive position it is quite a different space. What are the sorts of things it’s useful for you to know upon entry to your new role?
Retirement is a major life transition. It’s best to be as prepared as you can be well in advance, to make the transition less jarring and as smooth as possible. By planning how we’re going to spend our retirement, we also give ourselves the opportunity to make the most of our golden years. Here are 10 pointers for making these years the best of your life.
Different people enlist the services of a careers coach for different reasons and at different points in their careers. Here are the most popular issues that career coaches help address.
If you’ve just graduated or you’re graduating next year, the thought of finding that first job can be overwhelming. You may already have been job hunting for some time but to no avail. Whether you’re just starting out on the job search or you need some fresh ideas to boost your efforts, these tips will help you be smart about finding work.
Sometimes your dream is with you in the present. Sometimes you look back and see your dream in the past, something you felt you lost. But what about your future? These tips will help you to discover what your dream for the future is.