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26 November 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Skills  Mentoring  Boredom in Retirement  Retirement  Retirement Planning  pre-retirement  professional firms  coaching  entrepreneurs

The reality check of retirement – a must-read for anyone 50+ thinking about retirement

On a scale of one to ten, how much have you thought about retirement? If you have at all, is it a sort of fantasy world of travelling and relaxing? Or a move into a portfolio of interesting roles? Or playing golf and walking with friends most days?

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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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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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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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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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