10 questions that you should ask yourself before buying a dog washing business.

I’m setting myself a challenge to come up with 10 ideas per day. So, for this first post, I’m brainstorming 10 questions that you should ask yourself before buying a dog washing business. A lovely friend of mine recently told me she’d seen a fantastic idea for a dog washing business franchise that’s for sale. It was a very convincing sales prospect, and they made the offer sound fantastic. They...

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Stop self sacrificing your career dreams for your family

It seems a bit silly when you think about whether someone deserves a career change. Of course you do. Everyone deserves to do a fulfilling job they love. But really, the fact is that many women struggle on in careers that no longer serve them. Or they sacrifice their status and years of career building for their families for lower level jobs that are more family friendly. And then, with children, and life and all that entails, they find themselves stuck.

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Is it time for you to make a Career Change?

When it comes to their careers, it’s undeniable that women are often short-changed as they sacrifice career progression in favour of making family friendly career choices. Despite living in an age where feminism is quite prevalent, we’re still seeing women being paid much less than their male counterparts, being made redundant when they go on maternity leave or being forced to choose between...

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Why my job share proposal didn’t work

And what you can learn from my mistakes. Several years ago, a colleague and I were both going on maternity leave at the same time.  A managerial role had come up that we both wanted and had done before.  Neither of us wanted to work full-time when we came back from maternity leave, so a job share could have worked perfectly for us.  We spent days planning out how we could share the role, at the...

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What else can I do with a degree in Teaching?

Ever wondered what else you could do with a Teaching degree than just teach?  If you've thought about a career change, no doubt you've put it off because you think there's nothing else you could do with your degree. The great news is that teaching prepares you for many other careers, and the skills you gain in your study and work can set you up for a whole range of careers. What you do as a...

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7 ways a second language can boost your career

Do you know a second language or are thinking of learning one? Good news! Your bilingual skills can help you have an edge on your career too! With the internet, so many companies are able to expand globally. That means the need for people who speak more than one language are needed now more than ever.   Maybe you studied another language at University or spoke to your grandparents (or...

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Ditch the dead-end job and make a difference with your career

So many of us are tired and overworked.  We would love to have more time to give back to the community, but have nowhere to fit this into our busy lives.   At the same time, we’re giving hours a week to soul-less jobs that are sucking out our spirits. Imagine if your career could give you meaningful experiences, which make a difference to the lives of your community.  And you might not even need...

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Don’t apply for a job until you read this

Many people make the mistake of thinking a job application is all about them. It’s not. The employer wants to see that you would be a good fit for the company and can adapt to their style, not the other way around. Harsh but true. Unless you are fortunate enough to not need a job, most of us need to conform to the standards of our employers and keep anything that might be a bit too quirky for work at home. Rather than selling your personality in your cover letter, stick to selling your skills and experience.

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Make your career goals happen this year

Make your career goals happen this year by having a clear professional development plan The first month of 2017 is almost over. How are you coming on your professional development goals? If you are stuck on how to move forward, you should try crafting your own career goals.   But isn't that your managers job? It’s true, some of the best managers will do that for their employees. In reality...

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Tanya Abdul Jalil writes on topics from running your own business, SEO, writing your brand story, and education marketing.

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