Career Tests for career and professional development

Why you may want to take a career tests
Introducing Career Tests
Career tests will help you to understand more about your abilities, personality, interests and more. Using career tests can be an effective means of making a career and life choice and increasing career satisfaction.
These are not just for people at the start of their career but highly valuable making choices for life at 50 and beyond.
There are a wide number of career tests available, and deciding which to choose can be confusing. Each can play a role in helping you to understand more about yourself. In this article, Id like to introduce you to the different types of career tests so that you can make an informed choice about which will be best for you, depending on our needs.
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Getting ready for retirement

Getting ready for retirement

I’d like to talk about retirement, some people have no choice but to carry on working beyond 60 or 65 but will it be the same work that they did before? How will you be Getting ready for retirement?
I’m working with one client, lets’ call her Helen and she plans to move away from what she has been doing to something new. She is also going to change locations. So there is going to be a lot of change. I want to support her in getting ready for retirement.
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Career planning at 60+ it's not too late!

career planning at 60+.

Moving on from our early 50s and our thoughts probably include what are we going to do after retirement. The lucky few with index linked pensions may have little need for more paid work but for most of us we still need to earn an income, but not necessarily doing what we have been doing previously. You can do career planning at 60+
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Great Role Models

“I’m ninety but I feel like I’m fifty. I don’t take any medicine. I never complain. I’m just happy to be alive. I tell people: ‘Start with what you have, not with what you want.'”

“Every day I dance for two hours. And I’m still really interesting too. I love politics and literature. I love the sciences. And I’ve got a boyfriend named Alexander. We exchange books. I don’t even know how old he is.”

“I’m ninety but I feel like I’m fifty. I don’t take any medicine. I never complain. I’m just happy to be alive. I…

Posted by Humans of New York on Wednesday, 9 August 2017

and another great role model:Worlds oldest yoga teacher, 98, shares her secret to a happy life- read more

Being Happy – A Kitchen Conversation


It’s not just about the big things – it’s often the smaller things such as reading a story with my grandchild, to read a chapter of my book or just “to be” and sit in my garden.
If we feel a bit stressed or down, what can give us a boost? It’s good for our mental health.
I’ve created a list, and I’m aiming to add to this list to get to 30 or more, and each day to look at the list and choose one thing to do. Then to notice the difference this makes.
Life isn’t about the big things, but the small things that make a difference

Career regret – Half of all workers regret their career path

Career regret

Career regret – Are you one of them?

A survey (of 2,000 workers) has found that half of all Britons are unhappy at work and believe they made a mistake over their career choice.
This sounds like a lot, but as a psychologist I want to ask questions about the questions and the survey methodology. It’s like asking us if we are happy with our weight, probably 80% would say they would like to be 5-7 pounds lighter, and that’s certainly doable in a month, but how many people act to lose the weight?
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Traditional Car Building – Trip to the Morgan Car Company

Working for my self gives me the flexibility to do things in the week.
Today I’ve visited the Morgan Motor Company Factory. This was a group trip for members of the Austin A30/A35 club. Members travelled from a wide area and we met up with a subgroup at a cafe for a proper breakfast. If you are ever near J1 of the M50 I highly recommend Ye Olde Hutte Cafe.
We then travelled onto the factory. The tour costs 20 and we first watched a film on the history of the company and then went on a tour starting with viewing some older vehicles.
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The New Retirement Mindscape

I love collecting articles, I have hundreds related to retirement / post 60 living and Im reviewing them all. Its fascinating, many publications that will influence my thinking. Some are academic, others very popular. One is from Ameriprise Financial and compares results from a survey carried out in 2005 and 2010. in 2010 they identified 6 distinct phases that occur before and during retirement

  • Stage 1: Imagination
  • Stage 2: Hesitation
  • Stage 3: Anticipation
  • Stage 4: Realization
  • Stage 5: Reorientation
  • Stage 6: Reconciliation

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