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My Career Crisis

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Did 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. Is this the reason she feels like she is always underachieving at work? She has had a variety of careers, none of which have felt spot on, from P.R. to stand up comedy, corporate communications to TV presenting. On the eve of having her first baby at 41, can she reconcile these negative feelings about her career and fix herself going forward? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

10 Jul 2017

Rank #1

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My 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 style, panache, and most importantly, without risk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

29 May 2017

Rank #2

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You 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. Right now she feels like she is failing at both. Can Sue help? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #3

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Overqualified 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, can Sue help Ellie ask for more money and climb that hallowed ladder? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

14 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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100 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 questions to whether Roz should take a minimum wage job to stay afloat. A top episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

21 Nov 2017

Rank #5

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The Freelance Crisis

Becoming a freelancer can be at once the most liberating and terrifying of career moves. Angie is a musician and ad industry creative who was made redundant 18 months ago and now finds herself on the freelance rollercoaster. Uncreative admin work to pay the bills is taking its toll on her self esteem but the big paying jobs are few and far between, then try getting people to actually pay you! 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

27 Nov 2017

Rank #6

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Will 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? Charlie Hinchcliff has had some success as Dear Pariah, the name she records under. Successful support slots for big names and her own sold out shows. But things are so slow to get going and often seem to grind to a halt completely. How can she keep going when she's mentally and physically exhausted from working as a nanny to pay the bills? When will she get her break? Ruth and Sue are joined by Tom Bridgewater from indie label Loose Music to give Charlie some guidance on surviving the music game. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

26 Jun 2017

Rank #7

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When 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. Annie was signed off work and found herself on a yoga retreat in Mexico with Drew Barrymore. That's a life changer all right, and on returning to London she's slowly picking up the pieces of her real life. We talk imposter syndrome, patching together your shattered confidence and getting back on the career wagon on your own terms. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

2 Jul 2017

Rank #8

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My work is my baby, but help I'm pregnant!

One big curveball as a small business owner could be when one of your staff has a baby, but what happens when that person is the boss (a.k.a. you)? How will you manage your own maternity leave, or keep the business going whilst looking after a small baby? This weeks guest, Sophie, is trying to work out how to prioritise between her burgeoning business and her burgeoning bump and she still hasn't told her business partner she is pregnant.... over to Ruth And Sue for help. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

22 May 2017

Rank #9

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Teaching 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? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

12 Dec 2017

Rank #10