5 Ways The Impostor Syndrome Can Help Your Career (if you embrace it) 

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‘What am I doing here? I have been lucky so far in my career. I am going to be caught out, and they will find out that I don’t know what I am doing!’ The anxious voice inside your head that is the impostor syndrome. If you are a high achieving female, you are even more prone to it. […]

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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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6 Hacks To Transform Your CV in 20 Minutes

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So you have not updated your CV in years. This is how you can transform your CV in 20 minutes. By the way update your CV at least every 6 – 12 months, whether you are in the market or not! Here are 6 things you can do now to transform your CV in 20 minutes Ensure […]

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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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Up Your LinkedIn Game – 6 Tips for the Savvy Professional

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Do you only think of LinkedIn as a place for you to dump your CV? Think again. Whether you are looking for work or just wanting to maintain your professional brand, LinkedIn is one of the most important social networking tools for professionals. Have you loaded your profile on LinkedIn  ‘half heartedly’ or  have not yet created one […]

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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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Do I still need to ‘lean in’ when I am just so tired?

I came across Sheryl Sandberg and Lean In when I was on maternity leave with Caitlyn (December 2013). I was planning my move back to work and I was struggling coming to terms with being a mom and how that fitted in with wanting a a career as well. Then…I caught an interview with Oprah […]

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