Finding Family Support After Losing Your Job

If you’ve been downsized, you may have decided that you’ll just be able to survive what comes next. Congratulations. But your family may not have the same confidence. Anxiety, uncertainty and fear may be gripping your spouse at this moment. Partners try to put up a good front, but down deep they’ve been shaken. Knowing

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Outward bound

Does the thought of being cooped up in an office all day fill you with dread? If so, a career relating to either the built or natural enviromnent could be your ticket to a life in the great outdoors

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Net Slaves: True Tales of Working on the Web

Summary In the introduction, the authors admit that this book was turned down by countless publishing houses with the objection: ‘Who cares? Who wants to read about techies pissed off at their jobs?’ Co-author Bill Lessard says he is a ‘living testament to the fact that most Internet careers are nasty, brutish and short’. So,

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Perfect @ e-mail

  Email etiquette – or ‘Netiquette’ – is causing traditional letters writers to scratch their heads in consternation. For in less than five years, the advent of electronic mail has thrown many writing conventions out of the virtual window. Even Debrett’s has recognised the dilemma and addressed the problem it in its 1996 Guide to

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McCormack on negotiating

Summary In an easy-to-read and economical style, Mark McCormack, the US founder and chief executive of global sports marketing company International Management Group (IMG), presents a collection of his insights into the complex world of business negotiation. McCormack on negotiating is an engaging and useful step-by-step guide to the most important aspects of cutting a

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Chris Evans

‘Wanted. Breakfast show host. Hair colour optional.’ This was the advert in the window of Virgin Radio’s offices the day after Chris Evans’ high-profile departure from his multimillion pound morning slot. Maybe another advertisement will soon be appearing in the classifieds in the Surrey environs: ‘Cheeky northern ginger seeks employment as entertainer. Kids parties a

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David Beckham

Like your wife, you are at the peak of your career. Also like your wife, you are suffering from a few problems in the public relations department. You must be careful not to sacrifice the respect you have earned for your tremendous skills by behaving recklessly on the pitch. You will find that sponsorship and

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Falling from grace

What is it that causes the mighty to fall? Why do so many of the ultra successful perish as a result of their own misjudgment? We take a look at some of the sufferers of this phenomenon of success You will not be surprised to hear that Sigmund Freud had a theory about this. In

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Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice)

Most people settle for one or two significant career changes over the whole of their working life. But you are becoming a post-modern icon by going from one career to three – all within a single year. Pop star and television personality; now you have become the queen of the catwalk. Only Barbie has had

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Ken Livingstone

You’ve won the race to become London’s first directly-elected mayor and your brand of socialism with a cheeky face has earned you a place in British political history books. What the years ahead will determine is whether this is a paragraph or a whole chapter. You are an unashamed populist; and populist leaders tend to

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Kevin Keegan

Kevin Keegan’s one shining quality, honesty, has been both his making and undoing. He reached the supposed peak of English football management as result of the respect he engendered in players. Having achieved more than any other English player in the history of the game, including two European footballer of the year awards at a

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Reinventing yourself

Sometimes, in order to change your career, you need to change yourself. There are many ways to do this – from attending a course or picking up a new skill to the wholesale reinvention of your character, appearance and attitude. So how far should you go?

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A Square Meal in the Square Mile

Calling all those who are absolutely dependent on a fine lunch to see them through the day. Patrick ‘Sir Lunchalot’ Tolhurst (with his fellow members of the round table) has gone forth and eaten, and here presents the definitive guide to what food in the city is worth your hard-earned buck. What an enormous task

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Dealing with mistakes

So you’ve accidentally put salt in the client’s coffee. Or you’ve pressed the ‘delete everything’ button on your PC. In the words of the late, lamented Douglas Adams, Don’t Panic! Handling mistakes is as important an aspect of work experience as any. ‘Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new’, Albert

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Kicking the Monday morning blues

Is Monday doomsday? Does your 7 o’clock start hit you like a falling meteor? Or does the morning just pass in a stomach-churning blur? Adeline Iziren, our award winning writer, offers a more cushioned start to the week After a weekend spent drinking yourself into oblivion, shopping till you drop or partying all night long,

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