My Career Crisis

by Rosina Sound / Chalk & Blade

My Career Crisis
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 23
  • Last: 23 Jan 2018
Work/life dramas and how to solve them. My Career Crisis is an interview and Q and A show about the dramas of the workplace which we have to tackle throughout our lives, and often take far too personally! In each episode 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.

Episodes (23)

  • Postbag Edition Season 2
    Postbag Edition Season 2
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    Published: 23 Jan 2018 Duration: 45:54
    For the season finale, Sue and Ruth answer the job problems sent in to the postbag. Questions like 'how do you ask for a pay rise?' 'my boss is manipulative' and 'I'm scared of committing'. There's no guest, just a heap of bulls*** free adv... Read more →
    For the season finale, Sue and Ruth answer the job problems sent in to the postbag. Questions like 'how do you ask for a pay rise?' 'my boss is manipulative' and 'I'm scared of committing'. There's no guest, just a heap of bulls*** free adv... Read more →

  • What Other People Think
    What Other People Think
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    Published: 18 Jan 2018 Duration: 50:10
    You can't underestimate peer pressure from family and friends when you are making choices about your early career. Sue helps 24 yr old pensions administrator Amanda find an alternative narrative around her life to help her feel more confide... Read more →
    You can't underestimate peer pressure from family and friends when you are making choices about your early career. Sue helps 24 yr old pensions administrator Amanda find an alternative narrative around her life to help her feel more confide... Read more →

  • What the F*** just happened?
    What the F*** just happened?
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    Published: 9 Jan 2018 Duration: 44:30
    How to manage a business crisis. Sophie returns from Season 1 when newly pregnant she was terrified about telling her business partner she was expecting a baby. They ran a successful business, a bar in south London. A real passion project w... Read more →
    How to manage a business crisis. Sophie returns from Season 1 when newly pregnant she was terrified about telling her business partner she was expecting a baby. They ran a successful business, a bar in south London. A real passion project w... Read more →

  • Change Your Attitude, Not Your Job
    Change Your Attitude, Not Your Job
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    Published: 2 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:05:20
    It’s a new year and time to look afresh at our working lives. Can we be happier at work? Is it possible to turn the Monday morning blues to Monday morning hi fives? Caroline says she has never been happy in any of her jobs as an accountant ... Read more →
    It’s a new year and time to look afresh at our working lives. Can we be happier at work? Is it possible to turn the Monday morning blues to Monday morning hi fives? Caroline says she has never been happy in any of her jobs as an accountant ... Read more →

  • I'm Burnt Out
    I'm Burnt Out
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    Published: 19 Dec 2017 Duration: 44:22
    There comes a time when you have to say 'enough's enough'. When an employer demands too much that it takes it's toll on your home life it's a good time to reconsider your priorities. 31 year old Fiona loved her job working for a boutique de... Read more →
    There comes a time when you have to say 'enough's enough'. When an employer demands too much that it takes it's toll on your home life it's a good time to reconsider your priorities. 31 year old Fiona loved her job working for a boutique de... Read more →

  • Teaching Has Driven Me Crazy
    Teaching Has Driven Me Crazy
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 47:28
    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?
    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?

  • You Can't Have it All
    You Can't Have it All
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    Published: 4 Dec 2017 Duration: 48:25
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • The Freelance Crisis
    The Freelance Crisis
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    Published: 27 Nov 2017 Duration: 47:17
    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 admi... Read more →
    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 admi... Read more →

  • 100 Job Applications and Counting
    100 Job Applications and Counting
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    Published: 21 Nov 2017 Duration: 47:26
    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 interv... Read more →
    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 interv... Read more →

  • Overqualified and Underpaid
    Overqualified and Underpaid
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    Published: 14 Nov 2017 Duration: 38:55
    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 mo... Read more →
    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 mo... Read more →

  • Series 2 The prequel
    Series 2 The prequel
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    Published: 6 Nov 2017 Duration: 23:26
    We had already recorded most of series two before the #MeToo phenomenon took place, but we wanted to get Sue and Ruth's thoughts about what to do if you are experiencing unwanted attention in the workplace as well as trail our new series of... Read more →
    We had already recorded most of series two before the #MeToo phenomenon took place, but we wanted to get Sue and Ruth's thoughts about what to do if you are experiencing unwanted attention in the workplace as well as trail our new series of... Read more →

  • Trailer
    Trailer
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    Published: 12 Sep 2017 Duration: 11:49
    Ruth is on the look out for new contributors for season 2. Do you have a career problem that Sue can help with?
    Ruth is on the look out for new contributors for season 2. Do you have a career problem that Sue can help with?

  • Postbag Edition
    Postbag Edition
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    Published: 17 Jul 2017 Duration: 44:07
    To round off Season 1 of My Career Crisis it's over to you. Ruth and Sue dig through the mail bag and answer your queries on everything from dealing with a colleague's terrible body odour to how to ask for that pay rise you want so badly.
    To round off Season 1 of My Career Crisis it's over to you. Ruth and Sue dig through the mail bag and answer your queries on everything from dealing with a colleague's terrible body odour to how to ask for that pay rise you want so badly.

  • Did I make the wrong choice?
    Did I make the wrong choice?
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    Published: 10 Jul 2017 Duration: 44:05
    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 o... Read more →
    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 o... Read more →

  • When Drew Barrymore Changed My Life
    When Drew Barrymore Changed My Life
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    Published: 2 Jul 2017 Duration: 45:05
    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 o... Read more →
    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 o... Read more →

  • Will I Ever Get My Break?
    Will I Ever Get My Break?
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    Published: 26 Jun 2017 Duration: 39:37
    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?
    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?

  • "Don't Mention The Cerebral Palsy”
    "Don't Mention The Cerebral Palsy”
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    Published: 20 Jun 2017 Duration: 44:13
    Job interviews can be hideous....imagine going to an interview and being advised ‘don’t tell people you’ve got cerebral palsy' and wondering how the hell you hide the fact that you have a disability. Natasha shares a lifetime of awkward mom... Read more →
    Job interviews can be hideous....imagine going to an interview and being advised ‘don’t tell people you’ve got cerebral palsy' and wondering how the hell you hide the fact that you have a disability. Natasha shares a lifetime of awkward mom... Read more →

  • Post Redundancy Crossroads
    Post Redundancy Crossroads
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    Published: 13 Jun 2017 Duration: 43:54
    Hannah has been made redundant and can't work out what to do next. She takes some hard advice from Sue about what to do next.
    Hannah has been made redundant and can't work out what to do next. She takes some hard advice from Sue about what to do next.

  • Life, Loss and Starting Over At 41
    Life, Loss and Starting Over At 41
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    Published: 6 Jun 2017 Duration: 46:15
    Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a child. When this week's guest Hattie found herself faced with this unbearable grief, her life changed forever. Once a successful food writer, Hattie gave it all up after the death of her third child... Read more →
    Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a child. When this week's guest Hattie found herself faced with this unbearable grief, her life changed forever. Once a successful food writer, Hattie gave it all up after the death of her third child... Read more →

  • My Job Is A Gilded Cage
    My Job Is A Gilded Cage
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    Published: 29 May 2017 Duration: 44:38
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

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