Unless I have had the opportunity of meeting you in person or communicating with you via online discussion I do not know your individual story or where you are in your individual career life cycle however if your career story is anything like mine you have had some good, bad and down right ugly times in your life and career. There is no judgement, just a hypothesis based on ones’ personal experiences and those of clients one has helped over the years.
So often we get caught up in the shoulds of life and our careers, which basically translates into us placing expectations on ourselves, that we lose sight of are the bare basics; simply put that life and our careers come down to two fundamental aspects – experiences and relationships. Be it the relationship we have with ourselves and/or others or the experiences we crate or are presented to us in order to grow, develop and evolve as human beings.
Thus, when you look at the purpose of your career it really comes down to simply Continue reading “Career Counselling: – Careers – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”
Over the past 9 months there has been a barrage of major and iconic Australian companies and institutions hitting the wall and closing their doors as the effects of the Australian and Global economies are felt across the nation.
Last night alone, the local news reported that the NSW state government will strip $1.7 billion from the Education sector over the next four (4) years – that equates to $67 million pa.
Coupled with the closure of iconic brands such as Darrell Lea and King Island employees are losing their jobs in record numbers. Job security and the economy is not what is was and the impact of this radical correction in our national and global economies will be felt for some time to come.
So as an individual what can you do? Continue reading “Career Counselling: – Job Uncertainty in Australian Labour Market”
One recently heard and read some interesting articles on the length of time it takes for various members of the Australian workforce to attain a new position. The broadcasts and articles stated that Continue reading “Career Counselling: – Why is it taking so long to find a job?”
Burnout is often defined as the physical, emotional and/or psychological exhaustion, the loss of interest or motivation in ones life due to excessive demands, self imposed or imposed by others, on ones time.
Herbert Fredenberger, a German born American Psychologist, penned the term burnout in the 1970’s. In Fact Fredenberger and his colleague North (Gail) theorised the process breaking it down into 12 phases:- Continue reading “Career and Workplace Counselling: What is Burnout?”
In our previous blog “What is Burnout“? we defined the term Burnout and identified the 12 phases of burnout as coined by Herbert Freudenberger and Gail North in the 1970’s.
Today, one wishes to address the readers concern, that is if we are feeling the effect of burnout what exactly can we do to recover from it or better yet prevent it from occurring in the first place?
Great question here are 8 key strategies to consider: – Continue reading “Career and Workplace Counselling: – Recovering from and/or Preventing Burnout”
At some point in our career we have either directly experienced or know of someone who has experienced Workplace Bullying, Abuse, Intimidation and/or Harrassment.
But how do you help someone going through this difficult period.
Simply follow Blu Ripples® 5 Step action plan and you will be on the way to resolving the presenting concern.
5 Step Action Plan to Address Workplace Bullying, Abuse, Intimidation and Harrassment Continue reading “Workplace Counselling: – Workplace Bullying, Abuse, Intimidation & Harrassment Action Plan”
How many times have you found yourself uttering these words? Or perhaps you have found yourself counting the days to the end of the week or year.
These cognitions (thoughts) are indeed a major sign of job dissatisfaction. However, Blu Ripples main question to you is “Why are you dissatisfied in your work”?
Is it because you experiencing: – Continue reading “Workplace Counselling: Yippee it’s Friday! – Addressing Job Dissatisfaction”