Yearly Archives: 2013

One Very Important Networking No-No

August 11, 2013

This morning I’m presenting at a corporate off-site on how to boost your career through successful networking. One of the keys I’ll be sharing is the importance of follow-up when it comes to internal networking, and how to do it well. I hate it when people fall short of minding their P’s and Q’s, and unfortunately forgetting to follow-up is one of those things that falls into the bad-manners category. So if you’re trying to get ahead in your career, here’s what you need to do when it comes to smart followup…

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5 Steps To Increase Self-Confidence

August 6, 2013

Self-confidence is an important ingredient in creating a successful life, and it’s a quality that everyone admires. Unfortunately though many people struggle to find it which can significantly impact how successful they are. So what can you do if you’re feeling nervous a little too often, or would like to stop fumbling and instead project a confident image to those around you? Here are 5 steps to help increase your self-confidence…

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It's Not Sucking Up

July 31, 2013

We all know it’s important to build a strong network if you want to get a new job, but what if you love where you work and aren’t looking to move – do you still need to network? The answer is a big, emphatic YES. Don’t panic though, this doesn’t mean you need to be pounding the pavement at every networking event in town. What I’m talking about is internal networking and it’s critical to your career success. Here’s why…..

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Take Off Your Busy Badge

July 24, 2013

I’m the first to say I’m busy. I’ve got two kids to look after, a business to run, a dog to walk, and a husband to keep in line (!) – in my mind that equates to a busy life. But most of us are busy these days, aren’t we? And there lies the problem when it comes to productivity. You see, being busy is very different to being productive, and if you want to feel a greater sense of satisfaction at the end of your hard day, here’s how…

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Outshine In The Media: Cosmopolitan Magazine, July 2013

July 22, 2013

Job interviews sit on the Uncomfortable Scale right under “pap smears” and a fraction above “stacking it in public”. Trying to answer curly questions and sell yourself while your heart is beating out of your chest and your palms are sweaty is not our idea of a good time. But alas, we have to endure job interviews if we want to, you know, earn a living and advance our careers and stuff. Here’s how to answer the toughest interview questions so you can score your dream job.

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How To Create More Spare Time

July 17, 2013

I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t like more spare time.  It’s like gold dust, hard to find and very valuable when you do come across it!  But why is finding this illusive commodity so tricky?  If you want to create more spare time in your week here’s how, and the good news is it’s pretty […]

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5 Career Management Slip-Ups… and how to avoid them!

July 9, 2013

If you want to get ahead in your career it’s important you manage it well. Unfortunately, when life gets busy it can become all to easy to think your career will tick along nicely on it’s own, and that’s when slip-ups happen. From my experience there are 5 common ways to neglect your career, and here’s how to avoid them…

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Top 5 Ideal-Career Myths Debunked

July 3, 2013

Many dream of having a career they genuinely love, and invest considerable time and effort in working out what that is. But in the quest to cure Mondayitis it’s also important to carefully consider what your ideal job won’t give you – after all, it’s no fun working hard to reach a goal that ends up being a bitter disappointment. As someone who has chased and caught the illusive ‘ideal career’ I know first hand what having a job you thrive on can really mean, but it can also come as a shock to the system when you reach what you thought would be career-nirvana just to find out that the reality is quite different…

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