Careers with Hayley Taylor 2011 - (Page 174)

Slug YOUR QUESTIONS Hayley’s move into the TV limelight means she’s regularly contacted by members of the public asking for advice – or simply wanting to get her opinions. We o ered readers of our sister magazine, www., the chance to put their own queries direct to the Fairy Jobmother: here are some of the best, along with Hayley’s responses. DEAR HAYLEY, I am widowed for the last ten years and haven’t worked since then, having bought my two sons up and suffered from breast cancer in 2003. It feels so scary going out in the world again but I have no choice: my allowance ceases in September. I have some knowledge of medical terminology, have worked in hospitals, have a little computer experience but would like to do shop work, as am interested in working with people, I have lost my confidence somewhat and am not sure where to start. It won’t be easy I know. Karen, 55, Walthamstow Hi Karen, Wow, you have had so much to contend with and I would like you to know that I admire you for wanting to get yourself back out there. The first thing I would say is that when you feel low in confidence it is a huge challenge to enter a field in which you have no previous experience; in order to start feeling better about yourself it is wise to utilise the experience and skills that you already possess. Have you thought of working in a Health Centre or GP’s surgery? You would have all the skills that are required for such a role and you would feel comfortable knowing that you had the required knowledge to meet the needs and demands of such a position. Should you still want to work in a retail environment then why not volunteer? This is a great way to try something new and build up your confidence and can lead to paid employment. Why not try Cancer UK? You would then be able to gain experience, whilst being able to relate to the cause - which in turn would help raise your confidence and self-esteem. Hayley x 174 careers SEPTEMBER 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Careers with Hayley Taylor 2011

Editor’s letter
Hayley's foreword
Home work
Meet The Fairy Jobmother
I need an agent
How to write the perfect CV
Be the best
From business virgin to Virgin boss
Staying positive during your job search
Kick start your career
The benefits of business education
How to make work work for you
Legal rights
Balancing benefits and businesses for working mums
Earn more work less
Shades of Green
Getting into retail without selling yourself short
What to wear
Work on a plate
Franchises: it’s all in the name
The Ultimo success
Working that net
Building a career in property
Donate your career to charity
Supporting the support
Cross purposes
Tender, loving social care
10 social care facts
Foster care: a blossoming profession
Best of British
Jobs of the future
10 Top Tips to get that dream job
Your questions answered

Careers with Hayley Taylor 2011