Revitalise Your Career
CareerTree Blog | Practical and Inspirational Career Tips and Advice
by Sarah Archer
1M ago
As January unfolds, the initial excitement and motivation of New Year resolutions tends to wane. If you haven’t committed to that gym membership or stuck to the diet, fear not—it might be time to reconsider your priorities. However, there’s one resolution worth holding onto and, arguably, it can transform your life: changing your job. Life is too short to spend it in a job that doesn’t bring you joy, and January provides the ideal backdrop for embarking on your job search journey. Fulfilling this particular resolution can empower you, dispelling the ‘January blues’ associated with returning to ..read more
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Turn Your 2024 Career Resolutions Into Reality
CareerTree Blog | Practical and Inspirational Career Tips and Advice
by Sarah Archer
1M ago
The start of a new year often brings with it a surge of emotions and ambitions, with many people considering a career change. While statistics might not precisely tell us how many people make resolutions, I bet it’s a lot! According to Michael Page 22% of workers hope to land a new job in 2024, according to a recent survey of 5,000 workers, and 40% of these respondents believe January is the best time to start looking. Additionally, research by Beyond ‘commissioned an independent survey of 1,262 UK adults in part-time or full-time employment. It found that two in five (39%) employees are ..read more
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Crafting Gravitas: Redefining Professional Presence
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by Sarah Archer
2M ago
In the quest for professional development, a term that often comes up is “gravitas”. Traditionally it is described as ‘a blend of dignity, seriousness, and a commanding presence’. However, this description fails to capture the depth and individuality that gravitas embodies and quite simply feels too ‘heavy’ for me!  So, what does gravitas truly mean to you? For me, I believe that it is a personal journey; a mixture of confidence, assuredness, and an aura that evokes respect and trust. What does it mean for you?  I believe you can make your own definition.  To do so, begin with i ..read more
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Overcoming Fear and Unlocking Your Career Potential
CareerTree Blog | Practical and Inspirational Career Tips and Advice
by Sarah Archer
4M ago
Are you feeling stuck in your career, constantly hesitating to make that daring move you know you want to pursue? Do you find yourself refraining from applying for a new job or going after a promotion because fear is holding you back? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.  Many individuals remain trapped in unfulfilling jobs or situations because they allow fear to dictate their choices. Fear can be paralysing and emotionally draining, ultimately leading to self-doubt and a diminished self-image. It’s time to break free from this vicious cycle and embrace the opportunities waiting fo ..read more
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Redefining Success: It’s More Than What Meets the Eye
CareerTree Blog | Practical and Inspirational Career Tips and Advice
by Sarah Archer
5M ago
When the word ‘success’ comes up in conversation, who do you think of?  Perhaps it’s that friend who has just been promoted, living in Knightsbridge, driving their dream car, and jet-setting to exotic destinations multiple times a year.  Maybe it’s the classmate from your school days who’s now a renowned actress, constantly in the spotlight and receiving awards.  Or could it be your neighbour, the one who manages her own business while being a dedicated parent? Many of us instinctively associate success with the first two examples because society often conditions us to measure s ..read more
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Unlocking Success: How to Secure That Well-Deserved Promotion
CareerTree Blog | Practical and Inspirational Career Tips and Advice
by Sarah Archer
6M ago
Have you ever noticed how time seems to slow down when you’re on holiday, allowing for reflection, being present in the moment, and truly savouring your surroundings? It’s a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, where time feels like it’s slipping through our fingers. Yet, both holiday days and workdays are made up of the same 24 hours. If you’re aspiring for a promotion in your career, you might find yourself trapped in the vortex of “time poverty.” Balancing your current responsibilities, envisioning your career trajectory, and making thoughtful decisions about your fut ..read more
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How to make the second half of 2023 your most successful six months yet!
CareerTree Blog | Practical and Inspirational Career Tips and Advice
by Sarah Archer
7M ago
2023 is halfway through and the world is undergoing significant changes and uncertainties. This means it is crucial to take charge of your career and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead. I believe that you can make the last six months of 2023 your most successful yet – because the power to shape your career is in your hands.  Define your path To achieve career success it is essential to have a clear vision of your destination. Whether you’re eyeing a specific role or exploring new opportunities, understanding your aspirations is the first step. Craft a career vision board to tap in ..read more
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Unleashing Career Resilience: Lessons from Harry Potter
CareerTree Blog | Practical and Inspirational Career Tips and Advice
by Sarah Archer
8M ago
In today’s fast-paced and ever changing world, developing career resilience is not just a ‘nice skill to have’; it’s a necessity. It’s about more than just surviving setbacks; it’s about bouncing back stronger, embracing change, and staying engaged with the challenges that come our way. While it may seem like yet another item to add to our never ending to do list, there are some valuable shortcuts we can take to cultivate this innate strength within us. When we think of role models who embody career resilience, JK Rowling immediately comes to mind. She faced rejection from at least 12 publishe ..read more
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The Career Happiness Formula
CareerTree Blog | Practical and Inspirational Career Tips and Advice
by Sarah Archer
10M ago
Career happiness is becoming increasingly important as we spend a large portion of our lives working. In fact, over a lifetime, we will spend more than 90,000 hours at work. It is no wonder that since Covid, employers are starting to recognise the link between happy employees and productivity, as well as the connection between our careers and mental health. The good news is that career happiness is within our control, and we can take an active role in creating it. To do so, we need to be intentional and focused on creating the right conditions to achieve career happiness. This may mean making ..read more
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Feeling hopeful about your career?
CareerTree Blog | Practical and Inspirational Career Tips and Advice
by Sarah Archer
11M ago
What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘hope’?  I imagine a lot of people think of trust, belief and faith – maybe even those cliche images you see online with the sunset.  For me, hope can be even more powerful than we give it credit for – and it can most definitely help you with your career confidence. Did you know hope is one of the key ingredients for feeling confident?  Hope is defined by the academic Professor C.R. Synder in his Hope Theory as: having a goal having clear pathways to achieve that goal having methods to achieve that goal believing in your ability ..read more
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