New Year – Time To Reflect On Your Career

New Year – Time To Reflect On Your Career

January 4, 2017

So have you set your goals for 2017 and your New Year resolutions? How about your career? When life is busy, time for strategic career management thinking is almost always not set as a priority, both in organisations and as individuals. Even where there are interventions in place at work and it is part of the organisation’s values to ensure individuals are developed to the level required, it is often viewed as another pressure on top of the already heavy workload and becomes a demotivator. Read More

Being a good networker pays off!

October 12, 2016

The network effect

Being a good networker pays off—but it requires skill as well as shamelessness

Jan 17th 2015 | The Economist

  •   Networking is not just for the elites. A study of staff at a range of German workplaces, carried out over three years by Hans-Georg Wolff and Klaus Moser of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, found a positive correlation between the amount of effort the workers said they put into building contacts—inside and outside their offices—and their pay rises and career satisfaction.
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Talent, Inspiration and Community Contribution

August 29, 2016

Hello world! Read More

Tricks To Get Your Application Noticed

November 13, 2014

Five tricks to get your job application noticed

Elizabeth Garone

About the author

Elizabeth is a freelance writer in California and a former Career Q&A columnist for the Wall Street Journal.

 

For some job seekers, hitting the “submit” button on an online job application feels like launching a CV into a black hole, never to be seen or heard from again. Read More

Three ways to wow your interviewer

October 7, 2014

3 Ways to Wow Your Interviewer

Do this homework to prove you’re the top candidate for the job.

Rewriting application materials and sending thank-you notes may seem like a lot of work, but they could be the very factors that land you the job. Read More

Are You Career Resilient?

May 5, 2014

Career Resilience

Working life is faced with setbacks, pressure, disappointments, threats to our career, sudden and unexpected change.  And, dare I say it?  Even bullying! What is key to our wellbeing and self-belief, is how we deal with situations ie how resilient we are. Read More

Try Something New!

April 4, 2014

‘If you want something in your life you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something, you’ve never done’  (JD Houston)

What holds us back from doing things differently and having new experiences?  Possibly:

  • Financial pressure
  • Time
  • People
  • Fear of failure
  • Our own limitations

It is important to identify the change we want to see, for example:  in search of a better work/life balance; to unleash creativity; to stop worrying; to launch a new career or new business; to live somewhere else; to improve our well-being. Read More

‘My Fair Lady’

April 4, 2014

‘Why can’t a woman be more like a man – ‘Women are irrational, that’s all there is to that! Their heads are full of cotton, hay, and rags omeprazole dosage. They’re nothing but exasperating, irritating, vacillating, calculating, agitating, maddening and infuriating hags!’ Professor Higgins (My Fair Lady)

Really?  Read More

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