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October 13, 2022

How Work Without Meaning Can Be Toxic Too

"Mental health issues are often based on the tension between what one has achieved and what one has the potential to become." - Clive Lewis

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September 29, 2021

Starting a New Job – MT Minutes Video

Starting a new job is exciting, but can also be stressful. Learn how to get off to the best start with our Mind Tools Minutes video!

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June 3, 2021

You're Never Too Old: My Midlife Career Change

Until only recently, I believed that once you reach your 50s, you become almost unemployable. No one wants to invest in someone with such limited working life left, I thought

October 27, 2020

Has Your Career Gone Flat? – #MTtalk Roundup

In our latest Twitter chat, we talked about careers going flat – and how to get them flying again

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September 1, 2020

#MTtalk Roundup: Lost Your Career Overnight, What Now?

In our latest #MTtalk, we asked how you'd cope if your career was wiped out overnight. Read Yolande Conradie's review of our lively discussion

January 22, 2020

From Circus Performer to HR Professional!

With strange times come unusual career moves. Find out how Laura Kelly reskilled and why.

July 12, 2018

What We Can Learn From Our Sports Heroes, in Business and Life

I'm not particularly sporty. I mean, I like the occasional swim and I’m not too bad at crazy golf. And I can bowl without the side ramps up! But, despite my indifference, I'm unable to avoid the optimistic hysteria that sweeps my nation (U.K.) every time one of our homegrown sports stars or teams plays […]

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March 19, 2018

Starting Your First Job: Expectations Versus Reality

Starting a new job is scary. But starting your first job is a whole different ball game. You’ve spent most of your life in full-time education, and suddenly you find yourself thrust into the “real world.” It feels like a step into the unknown. But remember, the anticipation is often the worst part, and the […]

July 19, 2017

Your Top Tips for Starting a New Job

You read the offer email for the 25th time. Then you check the calendar. Yes, it's really happening. You begin your new job today. TODAY! Starting a job can be nerve-racking, whether you're mid-career, taking your first step on the career ladder after finishing your studies, or an old hand trying something new. Will I like the role? […]

June 29, 2017

Does Your Profession Reflect Who You Really Are?

Toni Morrison is a favorite author of mine, who recently brought to my mind one of life's fundamental questions: "Does the work that I do define me? Or is the 'real me' the person I am outside of my work?" What Defines You? In a recent article that she wrote for The New Yorker, Morrison […]

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