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…View Post

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…View Post

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…View Post

Getting Over the Fear of Career Change

Being stuck in a rut in a job that you hate can lead you to feel as though your life is not going anywhere. This state of affairs can make the present and the future seem quite bleak. Feeling trapped in an unhappy job can really bring you down, and, in some cases can be…View Post

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…View Post