If one of your New Year's resolutions was to dust off your resume and start the ball rolling on a return-to-work after an extended career break, there are a few important steps you need to take first. Know Your Value founder and Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski recently sat down with iRelaunch co-founder and CEO Carol Fishman Cohen to talk about return-to-work strategies, including identifying your next career, developing confidence and the importance of getting yourself up to date. Carol spearheaded the return-to-work movement, which she named "relaunching," to help professional women who have taken a career break but want to dive back in. As a relauncher who took an 11-year career break from investment banking, she told Mika that she knows firsthand what it's like to feel "completely [and] professionally disconnected." Her company, iRelaunch, which she co-founded in 2007, now works directly with Fortune 100 companies from IBM to Morgan Stanley to help people create their own … [Read more...] about Is a career comeback your New Year’s resolution? Read this.
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PUBLISHED: 11:42 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:14 02 January 2018 Megan Aldous We ask people in Ipswich their New Year's resolutions. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO Archant As the new year begins we asked people in Ipswich what their New Year’s resolutions were. New Year’s resolutions have been around for centuries. The Romans began each year by making resolutions/promises to the god Janus. Babylonians also made promises to their gods at the start of each year – that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. Last year, more than 20% of UK adults said they would be making New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead. Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle sets herself the same resolution every year – to give up swearing and stop biting her nails. • Read more: Tell us your New Year’s resolutions here. The most common resolutions are to lose weight, exercise more, save more money, improve diet, pursue a career ambition, spend more … [Read more...] about Word on the Street: What are your New Year’s resolutions?
LISA Appleton is launching a bid to become the next big pop superstar after being inspired by watching Atomic Kitten perform at Butlins.The reality star teased that her debut album could soon be on the way and revealed her desire for a number one single.Speaking exclusively to Sun Online, Lisa revealed: "I had an amazing night as a VIP guest with Atomic Kitten. I had plenty of champagne and boogied the night away to Atomic Kitten's legendary hits."I love the girls. Kerry, Natasha and Michelle are so talented, they inspire me!"Lisa tweeted a picture of herself enjoying a night out with Atomic Kitten members Kerry Katona, Natasha Hamilton, Michelle Heaton.They were joined by Rosie Grewal, the stylist behind some of Lisa and Kerry's most glamorous looks.The Queen of reality TV went on to confirm her plans to become a pop superstar: "I'm going to have singing lessons and dance lessons and who knows, I might have an album out one day or a number one single."Lisa then urged fans to follow … [Read more...] about Lisa Appleton reveals she’s starting a pop career – inspired by new best mate Kerry Katona
CATHY GANNON is keen to move forward with her life after being forced to admit defeat in her bid to return to the saddle.The 35-year-old has been sidelined since suffering a serious foot injury in the starting stalls at Lingfield in May of last year. BET £5 AND GET A FREE £10 BET WITH SUN BETS She had initially hoped to return to action in time to ride in the Shergar Cup last summer, but her comeback has continually been delayed and after taking further advice from doctors, she has called time on her successful riding career.Gannon said: "I've had a second opinion and they said it (the foot) is not fit enough for racing."It won't handle the pressure of being on the ball of your foot all the time and won't take too many bangs in the stalls."Obviously I have to listen to their advice. That's the way it is. I had multiple fractures in my toes and I didn't actually think it was as serious as it was when it happened."As time went on and I tried … [Read more...] about Cathy Gannon keen to start new career after being forced to quit the saddle
POST-CHRISTMAS is boom time for the exercise business.There is healthy money to be made and many trainers are able to set their own hours.The average annual income for a personal trainer is £19,468, with some freelancers earning up to £75,000, in a £4billion industry.A survey of 2,000 adults found that two out of five of those thinking of a career change have thought about becoming a personal trainer.Simon Bubb, managing director at beabetteryoucourses.co.uk, said: “The appeal of flexible working hours was the number one reason respondents cited for considering a new career as a personal trainer, followed by the attraction of becoming their own boss.”New schemes are helping to lower the barriers to entry, and the Life Leisure Motivator programme is leading the charge.The volunteering scheme offers would-be trainers the chance to get on-the-job experience and a recognised qualification. People can apply to do a minimum of eight hours voluntary work with … [Read more...] about Gym careers are a good fit for the New Year and there is healthy money to be made in a new career as a personal trainer
IF you’re full of beans, grab yourself a job at coffee giant Costa this festive season.The High Street chain has 1,600 roles to fill across the UK over Christmas and New Year, both full-time and part-time.While the jobs are only temporary, there are chances to extend your contract and work your way up to store manager and beyond.Trained baristas will earn upward of £7.40 an hour, while store managers can take home £28,000 a year.Employees will receive health and safety training and an induction into the business — but the opportunity to learn does not end there.Costa puts value on career progression and is open to offering more training if an employee is enthusiastic and willing to learn.Human resources director Kate Daines said: “We are dedicated to inspiring the world to love great coffee — and who better to do this than our world-class baristas?“We know our baristas are what makes our handcrafted coffees so special.“They put pride, … [Read more...] about It’s not too latte to kick-start your barista career with festive job opportunities at Costa Coffee in time for Christmas
PREGNANT Stephanie Davis has teased fans with her new career plans and shared a new baby bump snap as she prepares to give birth.The actress has told fans she has an exciting new business venture in the works just weeks before she is due to become a first-time mum.The former Hollyoaks star is due to welcomed her first child in the next few weeks, and she has been keeping busy in the run up to the birth.She has now uploaded a new picture of her baby bump to Twitter.The snap shows her lounging on a sofa as she relaxes at home, and Steph also revealed she is working on an exciting new project.She tweeted: "My new business venture is looking amazing! So excited to share it with you!"It's amazing when your ideas come to life! So exciting. X"Steph later added in a caption to the picture: "Cosy Monday's... All shopped out... Love my home..."#relaxed #cosy #Homesweethome... Perfect."It comes after Steph told fans her baby is on the way as she makes last-minute preparations before giving … [Read more...] about Pregnant Stephanie Davis teases plans for new career and shares baby bump snap as she prepares to give birth
OUR Sunemployment Roadshow is back – with 36,000 jobs up for grabs.The event – which last year found work for 1,000 Brits – starts in Newcastle tomorrow with some firms hiring on the spot. Here three readers who went along in 2015 tell how it changed their lives.BLERINA KRABBA, 32, was hired as a room cleaner for hotel chain Travelodge at last year’s Birmingham event, but has already been tipped as a future manager.The single mum, from Birmingham, left, said: “I’d spent months doing applications and just by attending The Sun’s event got a career.“There was a real buzz with lots of big companies offering interviews and jobs.“I was so impressed by Travelodge as I learned you can start as a room cleaner and work up to senior manager. Not many firms offer this type of opportunity.“I have already been promoted to café team member with a view to joining the management programme.“Thank you, Sunemployment Roadshow.”IT … [Read more...] about Find your dream career at our Sunemployment Roadshow
YOU’VE sailed through the interview round, passed all of the necessary tests with flying colours and now you’re all set to start your new job.Making a good first impression is vital – as well as wowing the boss, you want to get on well with your team and bag an invite to Friday drinks.Asking who the office hottie is, whining about your salary and moaning about your old manager can have a devastating impact on your reputation.Career expert J.T. O’Donnell told Business Insider: "If you say something that's off, it sets the tone, and that could be the reason for you to be let go in your first three months."Don’t steamroller in like one of Lord Sugar’s Apprentice hopefuls - here are 13 things you should avoid saying on day one of your new role.1. "Sorry I haven't got my passport"On your first day in a new role you're going to have to fill in a heap of paperwork. Don't annoy HR by forgetting to bring all of the correct documentation.2. "Do you like … [Read more...] about 13 things you should NEVER say on your first day in a new job
STEPHANIE Davis has been signed to Peter Andre’s management company as she continues to turn her life around for the better.The Liverpudlian star has joined the CAN Group in a bid to start her life afresh – and joins the likes of other reality celebs including Rachel Hunter, Danielle Armstrong and Amy Childs.As the announcement of her new management was made, an excited Steph said she wanted to show people the “real” her.She added: “I think it is about time I surround myself with good people who can help make this happen and I can’t wait to start my new journey with a fresh start and exciting things to come.”Speaking on her signing Claire Powell, MD of The CAN Group, said: “We are excited that Stephanie has decided to put her son and herself first and start a new phase in her life.“We are delighted that she has chosen to come with us and are looking forward to taking her career to a new level.”Things have been on the up … [Read more...] about Stephanie Davis signs up with Peter Andre’s agent as she ‘puts herself and baby Caben first and starts a new phase in her life’