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I'm a Career Coach...AMA

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wheresmymojo · 11/07/2020 09:57

I know a career coach has been done before but given the current economic situation I thought it might be useful to do another.

I specialise in helping women who feel stressed and stuck in corporate and professional jobs they no longer enjoy figure out what they want to do...but can also answer any regular career coach questions.

Ask away Smile

OP posts:

HereWeGoAHen · 24/09/2020 16:25

Oh, help me please!!! I'm feeling really stuck. Have always been a very high flyer academically but due to having kids and DH's own work hours, "settled" for a role at a less cutting edge company with less opportunity, but which allowed incredibly flexible hours, part time days, very short commute and above average salary for my position. In a nutshell it's totally cushty. I've been there 10 years now and have built my own department, team etc, have sole ownership of my budget and strategy.

BUT the niggling doubt I could do better never goes away. And I do feel as I'm only young, it looks really unambitious to stay one place so long. I am inevitably bored and restless of the same old company politics. And to top it all, my company have recently started making LOTS of redundancies, although not me.

I've just been offered another job at a very very similar company. Complete sideways move - same salary, role, title, hours, days, just about everything. No additional scope for progression. But DH feels I should get out of my company because of all the redundancies and that now is the time for a change because opportunities to match the rest of my package in my industry definitely don't come up everyday.

Please please advise what you think I should do from a professional career perspective? TIA.


HereWeGoAHen · 24/09/2020 16:27

@wheresmymojo just tagging you in case you don't see these as realised this thread was from July


SummerHouse · 25/09/2020 18:13

I also need my mojo!


Saraaah · 26/09/2020 12:46

Hi, I write drama & want to make a career out of it. To earn money I do flippin' admin, which I don't enjoy. I want two things: to earn money from writing and to work from home. I wondered if it was a good idea to retrain in content writing, digital marketing, etc. I'd still be writing and honing writing skills, even if it wasn't drama. I've looked for a well thought of certified Digital Marketing course online, but there are a lot & I don't know what to choose. Do I retrain or do I keep entering writing comps etc to build up the writing career? Thanks :-)


BellaVida · 26/09/2020 12:56


I’m really interested to hear which qualifications you did? I would love to do something similar, but between work and looking after family, I would probably be restricted to remote learning.


BrieAndChilli · 26/09/2020 13:28

Is it too late for a nearly 40 year old who dropped out of uni m, and has done admin and low paid jobs since to start a career? I’m doing a PRINCE2 course at the moment but I’m not sure how to make the next jump from Admin to something more ‘proper and respected’ I’d love to be a project manager as it utilises all my skills but without experience how do you break in to that when you aren’t young and pretty and have other drains on your time like kids etc?


Angliski · 19/10/2020 11:11

Hi everyone, as the original poster hasn't come back you for 4 months (disapproving coaching face) you are welcome to join our happy thread over here which is still live and 10 pages into lots of useful tidbits. I specialise in helping women change direction and have helped thousands since I began 2004.


Angliski · 19/10/2020 11:12

@BrieAndChilli@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]'d love to answer these but think it would be a bit cheeky on another OP thread, so do click link above and repost and i will get you a reply.

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