Useful Books/Websites

USEFUL WEBSITES

JOB SEARCH

www.enhancemedia.co.uk
Enhance Media now own the National Online Recruitment Audience Survey (NORAS) which profiles the leading UK job boards and segments them into sectors.

Recruitment Portals that will search across job boards and company websites to help you identify those relevant to you.

www.alljobsuk.com
www.indeed.co.uk
www.simplyhired.co.uk

REC – allowing you to find Recruitment Consultants in your specific area.

CAREER EXPLORATION

www.prospects.ac.uk

Although aimed primarily at graduates, can be useful for other career changers looking for inspiration and information in relation to industry sectors and general careers information.

www.icould.com

Inspiring website with lots of careers information as well as videos of individuals talking about their careers within different industries and at different levels of experience from junior to senior.
nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Useful descriptions of roles and entry qualifications again useful for both career entrants and career changers.

VOLUNTARY WORK

Volunteering is a fantastic way to explore potential new career paths. These organisations match volunteers with organisations.
www.volunteering.org.uk
www.reachskills.org.uk

INTERIM MANAGEMENT

For useful information on interim management, please see:-
www.interimmanagement.uk.com
www.interim-hub.com/
www.iim.org.uk/
www.apinterims.com/

RESOURCES FOR WORKING MUMS

wrpn.womenreturners.com/
www.womenlikeus.org.uk/
www.timewisejobs.co.uk/
www.workingmums.co.uk/
www.mumandworking.co.uk
candidates.capabilityjane.com/ (Part time and job share specialists)

There are many more inspiring websites out there that may be helpful for you. Further tailored information can be provided following career coaching sessions.

USEFUL BOOKS

Here are a selection of career related books to inspire you…

CAREER CHANGE AND EXPLORATION

“Working Identity”, Herminia Ibarra.
Fascinating case studies of career change, by the Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD.

“What should I do with my Life”, Po Bronson.
Remarkable, true stories of people who have found the answer to that very question. Individuals of all ages and walks of life tell how they have overcome confusion and fear and found the courage to follow their dreams and passions.

“How to get a Job You’ll Love”, John Lees
Practical tools and exercises to work through which will help you find the job you’ll love.

CONFIDENCE

“Confidence Works: Learn to be your own Life Coach”. Gladeana McMahon.
Self-belief and confidence are at the heart of any successful career change or career success. Gladeana helps us to look at our own thinking style and behaviours.
“Feel the fear and do it anyway”. Susan Jeffers.
Packed with useful techniques to turn passivity into assertiveness, this book that will teach you how to avoid negative thinking patterns and re-educate your mind to think more positively.

Job Satisfaction & Happiness

“The Joy of Work? Jobs, Happiness & You”. Peter Warr & Guy Clapperton.
Written from a positive psychology angle, this book aims to help us with taking more control over our lives at work and increasing job satisfaction.

COPING WITH CHANGE

“Transitions: Making sense of Life’s Changes”. William Bridges
An essential guide for coping with the changes life inevitably throws at us.

“Developing Resilience” Michael Neenan.
Written from a Cognitive-Behavioural approach this book is full of practical help in developing skills to help you cope with adversity in a way that will strengthen and empower you.

JOB INTERVIEWS

‘The Interview Expert” John Lees
Well-written, practical guide to preparing for interviews. Covers 225 questions in total and allows an insight into the interviewers seat and mindset.

WORKING MUMS

“The Mum’s Guide to Returning to Work”. Bekki Clark.
A practical guide covering all the issues Mums may face.

Getting to 50/50. How working parents can have it all. Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober.
Practical and useful advice on how to achieve 50/50 partnership with your spouse allowing both parents to balance the demands of home and work.

“Turn your talent into a business”. Emma Jones.
Not just for Mums, but fantastic guide for anyone wanting to turn a hobby into a business.