The Number one Career Goal you need for 2018 – Get Uncomfortable

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Staying in your comfort zone is easy. Everyone is there, because it is so cosy. Leap into 2018 and push yourself out of your comfort zone.  Limited growth and learning can happen when you are in your comfort zone. Reject the comfort zone, and get comfortable with being uncomfortable. That drive in your belly when […]

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8 Career Tips That You Must Throw in the Trash (and what to do instead)

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Seeking out career guidance can be a wise move. However, you also need to interrogate the advice and ensure it is valid. Always reflect on advice given and consider its applicability to you. Here are 8 pieces of advice, I believe we should all question. Handpicked Post: Six Hacks to Transform Your CV In Twenty Minutes […]

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How to Stop Networking And Start Building Relationships

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When I hear the term ‘networking’ I want to run a mile, being naturally an introvert the language creates discomfort. I know that networking is a critical aspect of building my professional and personal network. But I still picture it as an awkward scenario whereby I am standing around making small talk. What helps is when […]

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The Maternal Wall: How to Disrupt Bias Against Working Mothers

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“One of the worst career moves a woman can make is to have children”, states Clair Cain Miller in the New York Times. Given an identical CV to review, with only 4 words added to the one (member of the PTA); 79% of participants chose the candidate who is not a mother. Mothers are 50% less likely […]

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7 Leadership Lessons from Game Of Thrones Season 7

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Of course, the real world is not Game Of Thrones, a fantasy world with dragons, dragon queens, super heroes and white walkers. But, there are a few key leadership lessons we can learn! This is for people watching Game Of Thrones, if you are not, then please do not read as it will contain spoilers! And […]

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13 Tips for Your Twenties That Can Boost Your Career

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Your twenties is a period of huge growth, learning and personal development. Here are a few tips to be aware of, but hey you are so smart I am sure you are doing this already! 13 Tips for Your Twenties That Can Boost Your Career Success does not mean burn out Set the tone for how […]

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How To Get The Feedback You Need To Ace Your Career Goals

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Did you know that up to 90% of employees hate their ‘annual performance review’? Are you one of them? Feedback is a critical element in developing your career.  Consequently, if you are waiting for your annual review to get feedback, this is not sufficient. Not only are people afraid to ask for feedback, but often people also […]

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First time manager? 6 Smart Tips to go from good employee to good manager

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So, you were doing well as an individual contributor, and due to your contribution, you were promoted to manager. Congratulations! Being responsible for a team is a whole new ball game, compared to when you were accountable for your individual contributions. Your first promotion to manager can be a sticky time in any career. Here are six […]

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Why Mentoring Is Overrated And How To Make It Really Count

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A mentor has become one of those things that we are all ‘encouraged’ to have if we want to get anywhere in our career. But, do you REALLY need a mentor? No. Mentoring is overrated, however there are ways you can leverage this approach if you apply these 4 career strategies. A board of directors It is […]

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