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5 November 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Networking  Skills  Mentoring  Small Business  Purpose  Retirement  coaching  entrepreneurs  Tech

Can a ‘non-techie’ mentor a tech entrepreneur? Yes, absolutely!

I am writing this blog to reassure an experienced generation of business leaders that they have a great deal of value to tech entrepreneurs – and younger people in whatever walk of life.

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30 October 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  Mentoring  Purpose  Retirement

20 experienced business people, 12 tech entrepreneurs – and magic happens!

Last week we launched our first City MeetUp in Leeds to kickstart getting a generation of experienced business people to mentor tech entrepreneurs.

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24 October 2019 By Next-Up

Networking  Video  Mentoring  Retirement

City MeetUp in Leeds

On Tuesday 22 October we had our first City MeetUp event in Leeds - bringing together tech entrepreneurs and experienced business leaders to help growing businesses and the economy.

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20 September 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

LinkedIn  Non-Executive Roles  Consultancy  Retirement Planning  pre-retirement  professional firms  PersonalBranding

A template to help partners who are retiring

We have spent the last 18 months talking to, helping and working with dozens of professional firms and individual partners – mostly accountancy and law firms.

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2 September 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  Networking  LinkedIn  Non-Executive Roles  Retirement  social media  blogging

Will your social media profile help you win non-executive director roles?

I am hesitating to write this blog.  I want to remind people who are new to social media that whatever you do and say online, can form part of anyone’s recruitment process.

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22 August 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Retirement  CV

Golden nuggets to write a winning CV for unretirement

I have been sent four CVs in the last ten days – all for people aged 50+ who are actively looking for new roles for the first time in nearly 30 years.

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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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