My Career Crisis
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An interview and Q and A show about the work problems we tackle throughout our lives. Presenter Ruth Barnes and career guidance expert Sue Ahern invite a guest into the studio to tell the personal story of their career crisis and receive advice from Sue. One major topic is covered in each episode, like 'Post Redundancy Crossroads' 'My Boss is Creeping Me Out', or 'Creative Fulfilment vs MONEY.' Expect no holds barred stories with plenty of swearing and tears, life lessons and laughter. Our careers are not straightforward, if you are having a work/life wobble this is the show for you.
||CleanPostbag Edition Season 2||For the season finale, Sue and Ruth answer the job problems sent in to the postbag. Questions like 'how do you ask for a pay rise?' 'my boss is manipulative' and 'I'm scared of committing'. There's no guest, just...||22 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Other People Think||You can't underestimate peer pressure from family and friends when you are making choices about your early career. Sue helps 24 yr old pensions administrator Amanda find an alternative narrative around her life choices.||18 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat the F*** just happened?||How to help a business owner in crisis. Trouble has hit Sophie's business big time and her whole livelihood is in jeopardy, Sue shares her thoughts on how to crisis manage the business and Sophie's future.||8 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChange Your Attitude, Not Your Job||It’s a new year and time to look afresh at our working lives. Can we be happier at work? Is it possible to turn the Monday morning blues to Monday morning hi fives?||1 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI'm Burnt Out||There comes a time when you have to say 'enough's enough'. When an employer demands too much that it takes it's toll on your home life it's a good time to reconsider your priorities. 31 year old Fiona loved her job working for ...||18 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Has Driven Me Crazy||School teachers are under so much pressure to deliver on educational targets and the emotional wellbeing of our children. At 50 years old, english teacher Judy finds herself overwhelmed and unhappy, but what else can she do?||11 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Can't Have it All||It's the age old problem - can parents hold down successful careers whilst raising young children? This week solicitor Sandra is struggling to see how she can be the parent she wants to be at home whilst smashing it out of the park at work.||3 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Freelance Crisis||Becoming a freelancer can be at once the most liberating and terrifying of career moves. Sue has some great advice for the freelancer in all of us, how to manage your expectations, keep on top of your finances and find your target market.||26 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean100 Job Applications and Counting||After applying for 100 corporate jobs, Roz is beginning to think that her lack of success in landing a new role is a sign from above. Should she be rethinking her aspirations? Sue offers advice on everything from nightmare competency interview question.||20 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOverqualified and Underpaid||There's nothing worse than feeling undervalued, Undervalued in terms of your sills and experience and also your pay packet. 28 year old Ellie works in a sector she loves but is vastly overqualified for the job.||13 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeries 2 The prequel||We had already recorded most of series two before the #MeToo phenomenon took place, but we wanted to get Sue and Ruth's thoughts about what to do if you are experiencing unwanted attention in the workplace.||6 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||Ruth is on the look out for new contributors for season 2. Do you have a career problem that Sue can help with?||12 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPostbag Edition||To round off Season 1 of My Career Crisis it's over to you. Ruth and Sue dig through the mail bag and answer your queries on everything from dealing with a colleague's terrible body odour to how to ask for that pay rise you want so badly.||17 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDid I make the wrong choice?||This week's guest has unhelpful voices in her head telling her she has ruined her education by making the wrong career choices. On the eve of having her first baby at 41, can she reconcile these negative feelings about her career and fix herself?||10 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Drew Barrymore Changed My Life||Bouncing back after a breakdown - both in your personal life and in your work life is easier said than done. How to patch together your shattered confidence and rejoin the world of work.||2 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill I Ever Get My Break?||A career as a musician is glamourous right? Wrong! Making a living as a musician is an age old conundrum, how do you earn a living following your passion which pays you next to nothing?||26 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Don't Mention The Cerebral Palsy”||Imagine going to an interview and being advised ‘don’t tell people you’ve got cerebral palsy' and wondering how the hell you hide the fact that you have a disability. Natasha shares a lifetime of awkward moments like this.||20 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPost Redundancy Crossroads||Hannah has been made redundant and can't work out what to do next. She takes some hard advice from Sue about what to do next.||13 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife, Loss and Starting Over At 41||When this week's guest Hattie found herself faced with this unbearable grief, her life changed forever. Once a successful food writer, Hattie now wants to build an enterprise that fits around her family life, but needs some advice to get started.||6 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Job Is A Gilded Cage||Do you dread going in to work every day? Do you feel trapped because the money is good but the job makes you unhappy? Perhaps your job is a gilded cage. Careers counsellor Sue Ahern explores when it is time to jack in the job and how to do it with sty.||29 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy work is my baby, but help I'm pregnant!||Starting a small business is hard, but then getting pregnant soon after is much harder. This weeks guest Sophie still hasn't told her business partner she is pregnant.... it could get tricky...over to Ruth And Sue for help.||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreativity vs Money||Photographer Lottie Davies asks is it ever possible to earn money in the creative industries? Sue Ahern and Ruth Barnes help answer career advice questions on happiness in the workplace.||15 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy Career Crisis Trailer||Workplace dramas and how to solve them||26 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative and engaging. Fascinating to hear other people's crises, is that a bit mean of me?! There are so many it's of different people's stories that ring true & some really sound advice. Why isn't anyone taught how to write a CV or job application? It's such a crucial skill.
I laughed aloud when Sue asked what gender the questioner was in the 'my life is a gilded cage' episode; I have been asked that question too many times.
I'm looking forward to many more episodes.
So refreshing and so much common sense!
This podcast is brilliant, and is not only for those involved in a career crisis (or crossroads). It provides lots of useful advice and perspective on a variety of career issues, all of which seem to have an element of relevance. The advice is well thought out and creative whilst being firmly rooted in common sense and feels entirely achievable. Thanks also to all of the people who volunteer to be part of it!
Fantastic - I’ve listened to every episode! Helped me know I am not the only one having a career crisis! Tells you there is Light at the end of tunnel and advice on how to get there- thanks so much!
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