MARY ANDREWS

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Virtual Work Experience for Career Changers
Career Advice

Virtual Work Experience for Career Changers

In a previous article, I talked about how my younger clients and their parents worried about the limited opportunities for gaining work experience. To help …

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Career Advice

Navigating England’s Educational Qualifications: A Guide for Parents

The range of qualifications available to not just our young ones but potentially to all of us these days is mind-boggling and I often hear …

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Virtual Work Experience for Teenagers and Students
Career Advice

Virtual Work Experience for Teenagers and Students

One of the regular worries my clients and parents have is the challenge of getting work experience. Arguably work experience has never been an easy …

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How To Learn - Six Strategies for Successful Study
Career Advice

How To Learn – Six Strategies for Successful Study

The parents of my young adult clients understand that grades are important to career and, as we approach another academic year, you may also be …

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Fun, Free and Fruitful (Hopefully)
Career Advice

Fun, Free and Fruitful (Hopefully)

If you’re not in a position to consult a career coach for an assessment and advice on study and career options when you’re feeling stuck, …

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Nine nudges to living more meaningfully
Personal Development

Nine nudges to living more meaningfully

In my previous article, I drew on three characters from literature to explore what messages they convey about living a meaningful life. I suggested that …

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Nine nudges to living more meaningfully
Personal Development

Do you worry about the meaning of your life?

Are you conscious of time marching on, feel pressure to ‘do something’ yet don’t know what you want? Do you wonder how you can find …

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Last night I dreamt of pink graffiti
Personal Development

Last night I dreamt of pink graffiti

It was fluorescent pink outlined in red, short, plump pink lettering, and for some reason all over the inside of a school. All round the …

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Six sizzling stats from UCAS
Career Advice

Six sizzling stats from UCAS

When I first started as a Career Coach, many of my clients were clear they wanted to go to university but were not sure what …

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Ten career fields crying out for talent
Career Advice

Ten career fields crying out for talent – part 2

If you’re like many parents of my younger Career Direction clients (aged between 15 and 24) or indeed in that age bracket yourself, you may …

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Ten career fields crying out for talent
Career Advice

Ten career fields crying out for talent – part 1

If you’re like most of my clients, you probably find yourself worrying about your teenagers’ prospects career wise especially now with the reported impact of …

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Could your teenagers' annoying characteristics actually be assets for their careers?
Career Advice

Could your teenagers’ annoying characteristics actually be assets for their careers?

Could your teenagers’ annoying characteristics actually be assets for their careers? Looking at the positive side of five of the most irritating traits If you’re …

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Career Advice

Six factors to consider when helping your daughters and sons choose A levels

If your son or daughter has clear ideas about career and what they want to study beyond GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) that’s good …

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