The Meaningfulness of Mentoring

Mentoring has a wealth of benefits, both for the mentor and the mentee. Despite this, the vast majority of workers don’t have one. According to Forbes, only 36% of workers have one, despite 76% agreeing that mentors are valuable. It’s unclear exactly why this is. Perhaps some people don’t know where they would find a…

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Making the Most of Being Out of Work

There are many situations that cause us to be out of full-time work or work that offers a consistent pay of some kind. Sometimes it is out of choice in the hope of finding something better, and sometimes you have no choice at all, which applies to many people at the moment, in the light…

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Being Realistic When Looking for a Fulfilling Career

There is no shortage of career advice articles telling you to just chase your dream career and actualise your true potential. If I allow myself to be snarky, I can dismiss these motivational pieces as saccharine and merely relying on platitudes that are of no practical value. On the other hand, an optimistic and anti-cynical…

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Getting Over the Fear of Career Change

A driving factor that prevents people from leaving familiar but unsatisfying jobs in the search for something better is fear – fear of change, fear of the unknown, fear of rejection, fear of failure. Getting over the fear of career change is tough, especially if you have been in a job for many years, are…

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The Most Common Fears Freelancers Have – and How to Overcome Them

Many people go freelance because of the freedom and flexibility it offers them. As a freelancer, you can choose your own hours, where you work, and what kind of work you do (within certain parameters, of course). But as many freelancers will tell you, the promise of improved work-life balance doesn’t always materialise as easily…

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