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Next-Up Blog

12 August 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Networking  LinkedIn  Retirement  pre-retirement  social media  database

What’s the best ever contact database for unretirement?

One of the things everyone seems to struggle with once they ‘retire’ is the sheer volume of admin that was once delegated to an EA, PA or colleagues.

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6 August 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  LinkedIn  Writing  social media  blogging

How to write LinkedIn content that will win you business (or roles)

I have been working with a lot of professionals recently on using LinkedIn to build new relationships that lead to business/roles. The next step is for them to start writing their own posts or longer articles (blogs) – but this is a terrifying step for many (even leaving out all the regulatory/compliance issues).

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26 July 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  Purpose

Once you retire – do people know you are still active? Or think you are out to grass?

I had a really interesting conversation with someone last week that got me thinking about a major issue once you retire.  Once you don’t have a ‘job’, how do you make sure your network knows you are still active, up for opportunities and very much part of the working world?

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22 July 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Purpose  PersonalBranding

What next for Theresa May – and Luke Johnson … and you?

A few weeks ago I saw this cutting in a Sunday paper and was shocked.  Theresa May’s allies think she ‘could return to serve in a future Tory government’ and Cameron is ‘eyeing up a comeback’.

It got me thinking about people coming to the end of their careers and looking at their next options.

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17 July 2019 By Next-Up

Unretirement  Networking  Skills  Mentoring  Purpose  Trustees  Retirement  Retirement Planning  pre-retirement  Volunteering

New opportunities at Next-Up Summer Party

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15 July 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Networking  LinkedIn  Retirement

7 inside secrets to making LinkedIn really work

Last week I ran a workshop for some of EY’s most senior partners who will be retiring in the next year or two – on LinkedIn and Strategic Networking.  It is a joy to be working in my old firm and a reminder of just how bright and interesting these people are – it was very motivating working with them!

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8 July 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  LinkedIn  Retirement

8 LinkedIn essentials for a winning (unretirement) profile

What’s your relationship with LinkedIn? If you are coming up to unretirement, or made the move a year or two ago, there is a good chance you fit into one of the following categories

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3 June 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Depression in Retirement  Blog  Unretirement  Purpose

We can’t ignore mental health in retirement any longer

To anyone working full time, retirement looks like a world of glamour and fun with stories of world-wide travel, walking the Pennines and endless coffees and lunches with friends.

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31 May 2019 By Guest writer Sue Perry

Unretirement  Charity  Helping Charities  Retirement  Volunteering

Our top 12 volunteering ideas in Volunteers' Week


One of the most exciting things about retirement is the wealth of new opportunities on offer which can include volunteering. Volunteers are invaluable.

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