Finding a graduate job – what really works?

This week I attended a presentation on the graduate labour market by Charlie Ball, Head of Higher Education Intelligence at Graduate Prospects and well known for his expertise on employment destinations of graduates and postgraduates. It was a really interesting overview of 2015 graduate destinations, the current and future graduate labour market, with a few myths challenged. Much…

Disadvantaged and disillusioned – why mentoring is the tool for creating change

Today we celebrate the annual National Mentoring Day to recognise and raise awareness of the enormous power and benefits of mentoring.  Here I will be talking about the importance of ‘early intervention’ to create successful personal and professional lives.   It never ceases to amaze me how a parent can show such resilience and strength of character when their child’s life is cruelly cut short. Olympic sprinter…

Exciting news – finalist for Careers Champion Awards

Well 2016 hasn’t got off to a bad start for me, and I am absolutely delighted to have been nominated and shortlisted as a finalist for the Careers Champion Award! For those not familiar with this award, Careers Champion is an initiative to recognise and reward individuals doing great careers work. It is in association with Working…

My 5 top lessons from 2015

Everyone loves a good quote, a few words, pearls of wisdom to inspire, motivate and bring a smile to your face. And I’ve been collecting a fair few over the last year or so on Pinterest. 2015 has been a real rollercoaster of a year for me, with many personal and professional challenges, but opportunities and blessings…