109: Staying proactive in difficult times, with Dr Lynda Shaw

Dr Lynda Shaw shares ways to trick your brain out of interview stress, and ways you can help combat the sense of overwhelm and anxiety that’s worsened for many during lockdown. Dr Shaw is a self-confessed travel junkie, who ran a number of successful businesses before becoming a working mother. She studied anthropology, psychology and neuroscience, focusing on the unconscious processing of emotion, and is the author of books that help readers take control over their brains. In recounting a…


108: Help for Job Searchers during this time of uncertainty

At Career Farm we were wondering what we could do to help those who have been made redundant or those really worried about their future career. We have decided to make Career Maximiser, our online career development programme free to those who need it. All you need to do is contact us via our contact page and we will send you the code which gives you free access until the end of July. https://thecareerfarm.com/about/contact/   What companies are hiring? As well as keeping an eye out in…


New improvements to our website and Maximiser Programmes

We are always striving to improve our service and continually exploring new ways to communicate more efficiently and effectively. Thank you to everyone for your feedback and we have listened (as we always try to do)!   Accessibility improvements have been made to both the Career Farm website and the Maximiser courses in order to achieve better alignment with the WCAG standards, as raised by our clients. The improvements were mainly aimed at making the sites better for visually impaired…


5 Tips on how to go on holiday and NOT check your emails

Here is an article I wrote on LinkedIn about how to go on holiday and not check email!


94: How Eating the Right Foods Makes You More Productive with Graham Allcott

I spoke with author Graham Allcott about his latest book, Work Fuel: The Productivity Ninja Guide to Nutrition, which he’s co-authored with nutrition expert, Colette Heneghan. It’s not the usual “foodie” or recipe book. Instead, it’s about getting the most energy from your food, whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or omnivore, so you can use that energy to be more productive. Life-changing, right?  Don’t worry, you don’t have to make too many changes all at once. Here’s how you can start: Follow…


93: How To Get an Informational Interview - with Matthew Du Pont

  This month’s podcast is with Matthew Du Pont, author of How to Get First-Round Interviews at Tech Companies, The Unusually Difficult Guide. Most people have an idea about interviewing for a specific job but I spoke with Matt about informational interviews, which are different.   Informational interviews serve the dual purpose of helping you learn about a potential career while establishing connections within that particular industry. Often, people don’t know where to start the…


92: How Do I Move from Employee to Entrepreneur? with Steve Glaveski

I spoke with Steve Glaveski, Author and CEO, about being an entrepreneur; something in which it’s safe to say he’s an expert. He made the leap from a comfortable, corporate environment to a start-up of his own about seven years ago and he has no regrets.Lots of people dreaming of doing the same have asked Steve how it’s done, which inspired him to write his book, Employee to Entrepreneur, available now. If you’ve thought about a start-up of your own, this could be your manual of how to go…


91: How I travel the world looking after pets and retrained to be a Social Media Manager later in life with Angela Laws

In this podcast episode, I spoke with Angela Laws, Social Media Manager for Trusted Housesitters Ltd., a company based in Brighton but connected to pet lovers all around the world. Angela has been with Trusted Housesitters since it started 8 years ago with just three people. Now they’re employing 58 and Angela assures me that hers is the best job in the world. As Social Media Manager, a key part of her job is managing Trusted’s community of pet lovers, which she describes as a special group of…


90: What's it really like to be a coder, Careers in Software Development

https://youtu.be/l62-FZS5lGA What do you know about careers in coding?  I sat down with three people working in the field (You can find out more about them in the notes below) who shared their experiences and top tips for becoming a coder. 1. What skills or attributes make a good coder? You might be surprised to learn what skills you DON’T need to be a coder: you don’t need to be good at maths or science. As long as you’re determined to learn coding that's enough to get you going. You DO need…


Thinking about a career in coding? What is it REALLY like?

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday 22nd Nov at 12.50 – 1.10pm , where a panel of coders will be interviewed about what it is like to be a coder, what skills and attributes it is useful to have and what they like and don’t like about being a coder! Perfect for young people and their parents. If you register, you can ask questions live and you will be emailed when the recording is posted on YouTube. For more details and to register go to…