Career change can be an intimidating and daunting prospect. If you are retiring, looking for a new job or thinking of a change in direction, you may find some of these resources and links useful.


Working Identity - Herminia Ibarra
How to Find Fulfilling work - Roman Kznaric
How to get a job you'll love - John Lees
Take control of your career - John Lees
Success Code - John Lees
Brand You - John Purkiss and David Royston-Lee
The Chimp Paradox - Steve Peters
Career Ahead - The Complete Career Handbook - Jenny Ungless



The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS)
Can be contacted through the Citizens Advice Bureau or on 0845 601 2923 or online at

For information about state pensions you can telephone
The Pension Service on 0845 60 60 265 or online at

The Money Advice Service can be contacted on 0800 138 7777 or online at

Pension Wise can be contacted on 0800 138 3376 or online at

For tax queries HM Revenue and Customs can be contacted at

Pension tracing service to find any old pensions you may have can be contacted at  

Some details of what you need to do if setting up a business can be found at


Useful Additional Information

We champion the need to stay up to date with the latest evidence in our field of practice. Here are a few best practice guides, reference material, and links to useful websites that provide further information on key topics relevant to the selection and development of people, teams and organisations. 

Here are some downloads and resources you might find useful:

McAdam king Business psychology practical guides

Assessment Centre Preparation Guide

Competency Based Interview Guide

third-party GUIDES

BPS Test Takers Guide: This British Psychological Society guide is about taking psychological tests and the roles, responsibilities and rights of those taking them. This guide covers general information about test taking, preparation for testing, what might happen in the testing session, and what might happen after the testing session.

BPS Code Conduct: The British Psychological Society's Code of Ethics and Conduct outlines the guidelines in which all psychological practitioners must adhere to.

Assessment & Dev Centres Guide: This British Psychological Society Guide outlines best practice for the design and implementation of assessment and development centres.


Preparing for an assessment centre

Preparing for a competency based interview

useful websites

British Psychological Society 

Psychological Testing Centre 

Division of Occupational Psychology 


Evidence for Assessment Centres