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27 March 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Mentoring  Purpose  Retirement  pre-retirement  Volunteering  entrepreneurs

500 mentors – what is it and tips for writing your mentoring profile in COVID-19 times

500 mentors was launched at great speed, with the support of Leeds City Council, to help entrepreneurs and leaders (of any sector) in COVID-19 times.

You can join the site free with this link - you just need to complete your profile, say if you want to mentor others or be mentored and then make connections. More details on all this below.

Initially with a Yorkshire focus, Leeds CC have agreed you can be from anywhere in the UK.

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26 March 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  Networking  Mentoring  Retirement  blogging

10 tips for using the 500 mentors platform

Our thanks to so many people who are supporting and signing up to our 500 senior people to mentor Yorkshire entrepreneurs and leaders campaign which was launched yesterday.

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26 March 2020 By Guest writer Gareth Healey

Unretirement  Skills  Mentoring  Purpose  Retirement  entrepreneurs

10 tips for mentoring in COVID-19 times

Next-Up has just launched their 500 mentors initiative with the support of Leeds City Council. I think it is a great idea - we’ll all need to help each other like never before both during and in the wake of COVID-19.

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25 February 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  Retirement  Retirement Planning  pre-retirement  professional firms  entrepreneurs  HRdirectors  HR

The goal for HR directors – an elegant exit for directors?

I had a thought provoking – and sad – conversation with an HR director of a professional firm recently. We are doing a workshop for partners to help them think about their future – unretirement, if you like. Like many firms they are starting to help partners some years ahead, not just in the last year as they are about to leave.

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20 February 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  Networking  Skills  Helping Charities  Purpose  Retirement  Retirement Planning

What next in unretirement? Could the answer be… in your own company?!

I had an interesting session with a director of a global corporate the other day. When we were exploring what she might do next, I asked her various questions including, ‘Are you interested in helping women into leadership positions?’

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23 January 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Networking  LinkedIn  social media  blogging

14-day New Year action plan to make LinkedIn work

I can’t tell you how many people I meet who say, “I must update my LinkedIn”.

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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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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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