Invest in yourself

Committing time to develop your skills can be a great confidence booster during a challenging time.

As we all continue to adapt to our new normal for the coming few months, many of you who are contractors have found that, rather than worrying about IR35 (now postponed for 12 months), your projects have been put on hold and your contract terminated leaving you unexpectedly out of work.

Apart from the obvious financial loss, you are left with time on your hands and predominately indoors. What can you be doing to ensure you maintain your confidence during this period and come out the other side ready to succeed and get back into work as soon as possible?Invest in yourself


Posted by Debbie Dore on 1st Apr 2020

About the Author

Debbie’s career journey has seen her work for Thames Television, Oxford University Press and as a member of the board at Swets Information Services, delivering global transformation projects across sales, IT and customer service. 

She joined APM in 2015 and held the roles of chief commercial officer and chief operating officer before becoming CEO in 2018. She is responsible for leading the organisation through a period of change, including establishing it as a chartered body and developing the reputation of project management as a profession of value.

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