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WiseWolf on the Discuss HR Blog - Career Development for the Over 60s

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WiseWolf on the Discuss HR Blog - Career Development for the Over 60s Today a post from me appears on the UK's premier HR Blog, Discuss HR.  Here is an extract  "First I have to admit to a personal interest here; I am well over sixty. Second, I have to make a confession; I still don’t really know what I want to do when I grow up. David Willetts , the higher education minister, has spoken recently about encouraging older people take up degree courses. Quite a lot of over 60s take up degree courses already of course – in 2011/12, nearly 2,000 started a first degree. Most of them were with the Open University with “The Arts Past and Present” being the most popular course, apparently. But a history of art course is not what Mr Willets (who was known as “Two Brains” to my generation of Civil Servants) has in mind. No, what dear old David wants us to do is to “train”, so that we can cope with the pressures we will face as we work “well into our sixties”. His comments follow

Why “be the best” when you could be the one making the rules?

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Today we have an interesting and thought-provoking guest post on career development on sister blog, WiseWolf Talking .  It is from Lindsey Harper Mac.  Lindsey is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree. When most people talk about making a career change, that decision is the product of discontent, job loss, or both. Few people make it through the course of their careers without changing direction at least once. Lindsey discusses why exploring these different options is healthy for anyone, prompting contemplative thought about what, exactly, they want to do with their lives. You can read her post at this link  http://wisewolftalking.com/2012/07/18/why-be-the-best-when-you-could-be-the-one-making-the-rules/ Wendy Mason is a career coach working mainly with professional women who want to make that jump to senior level while having a

Career Development – Get that Promotion; Part 1 | WiseWolf Talking – Leadership, Management, Career and Personal Development

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Career Development – Get that Promotion; Part 1 Are you doing well in your present role but feel ready for the next step up? Even in this economic climate some people are still managing to get promotion. But how do make yourself part of that élite group? This is the first in a two post series  on sister blog WiseWolf Talking – look out for the second post next week....more at this link Career Development – Get that Promotion; Part 1 | WiseWolf Talking – Leadership, Management, Career and Personal Development   Wendy Mason is a Life and Career Coach.  She helps people have the  confidence they need to be successful at work and to change career while maintaining a good work/life balance. You can email her at  wendymason @wisewolfcoaching.com

Personal and Career Development with Wendy Mason

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Working with a coach is a simple but very effective form of self development – either professional or personal. The client and coach work together to promote a change and to help the client become who they want to be and to overcome obstacles to their success. Coaches work with individuals in their personal life and with executives, managers and others in their professional and business life.  I work with people in the round so I don’t draw a big black line round the personal to distinguish it from the professional, the two often overlap! But I do work with change and transition.  If you are not going through a change or want to make a change, then perhaps I'm not the right person to work with you. There are lots of other good coaches around. Many of us have plans about what we want to do, who we want to be and what we want to become.  A coach works with you to find out what is important and how to create the conditions that foster it. Coaching builds skills; both p