Articles by Marina Gask

How to Get Out of a Career Rut and Start Living

How to Get Out of a Career Rut and Start Living

Do you dread going into work in the morning? An incredible half of us in the UK believe our choice of career was a mistake.Given the fact that half of Britons spend their days doing something they describe as "meaningless” and “too stressful”, there's a heck of a lot of misery out there. All too often the dreams we harbour of running a tea shop, changing careers or writing novels, fall by the wayside because the bills won’t pay themselves. What's more, re-training is hard, changing track is risky and sometimes it feels like we’re better with the devil we know. However,...
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Surviving Redundancy

Surviving Redundancy

The devastation of being made redundant can leave you freewheeling emotionally for months – even years. It’s very natural for people facing redundancy, regardless of whether it was expected or not, to go through a process of grief similar to bereavement. In his book, Winning Through Redundancy, Steve Preston describes the five main impacts. 1. Shock, denial and anger – why me? 2. Fear of the unknown – will I get another job, and can I survive financially? 3. Loss of confidence and self-esteem – do I have any value? 4. Loss of self-control – now the...
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