Stories of Success: Career narratives of adults with ADHD

I’m rather conscious that it’s been a while since I last posted. Busy with study, and seeing clients, I’ve not made time for updating this site! I’m now in my final year of my MSc in Career Management and Coaching at Birkbeck University, and I am currently looking to undertake research to develop an understanding […]

Working out what really matters….

Recently, I’ve been reading a book called ‘Conversations that get results and inspire collaboration’ by Shawn Kent Hayashi. There is an exercise in the book that really resonated with me, so I thought I’d share it. Hayashi suggests making a ‘That’s for me’ list of at least 100 experiences, things, opportunities and conversations that you […]

First steps to making a change…

I often work with clients who are really keen to make a change in their careers, but lack the confidence to take the first steps that would help them to do so. They might be worried that peers in their organisation are progressing faster than them, or that other people seem to have a balance […]

Create your own returnship

Originally published on 11th December 2013 as a guest blog at Women Returners: Back to your future.  We have already talked about returnships as a way of building confidence, skills and current experience in a short-term role before applying for more permanent positions. It’s a new concept in the UK so if it appeals, you may well […]

Breaking up the boredom of working from home

I work from home because it is what works best for me and my family at the moment. I’m not a natural loner. I like to be with people, I like to learn from other people and I am massively motivated by those around me. Even if sometimes, it’s just the knowledge that someone is […]

Should I resign or stay put?

Feeling stressed every time you look at your work emails, increasing dread at going to work on a Monday morning (or any morning for that matter), exasperation with colleagues, increasing frustration with your boss…. how do you know when you’ve come to the end of the road with a job? When your job is getting […]

So, what do you do?

A seemingly harmless question, it is also one that can be incredibly difficult to answer. We live in a culture where ‘what we do’ essentially defines ‘who we are’. If you’re not comfortable with your current role, or if you’re not working at the moment for whatever reason, it can sometimes make even the most […]

Welcome to the new-look Making Careers Work website!

The next step in the journey If you’ve visited this site before, you’ll notice that it’s had a bit of a facelift to make it easier to navigate and hopefully to be a source of inspiration and ideas and resources for clients past and present (and future!).  If you don’t see what you’re looking for, drop […]


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