Finding a new job – your guide

Finding a new job can feel like a full-time job. So, in this article, I’ll give you key guidance to help you get going and focus your efforts. To help you prioritise what you spend your time on, I’ve set out four key elements you need to work on to increase your chances of success. Focus on these aspects and [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:02:27+00:00August 20th, 2019|New role|Comments Off on Finding a new job – your guide

Personal brand – is it an outdated idea?

The term personal brand has been knocking around for several decades. I have to admit it’s not personally one I like but I think the idea behind it is still extremely important and frequently individuals don’t make enough time to consider theirs. This is particularly the case in the financial and professional services industries where knowledge and technical expertise are [...]

By |2019-08-29T11:09:23+00:00August 15th, 2019|Personal impact|Comments Off on Personal brand – is it an outdated idea?

August 2019 Work Wear Wrap-Up

Is your appearance serving you at work? Is it right for the environment and who you are as a person? Click here to see this month's work wear inspiration. If you have missed some of my recent articles focused on helping you to progress your career, you can read them here. If you want to discuss anything, then please do get in touch.

By |2019-08-10T07:40:13+00:00August 10th, 2019|Monthly Work Wear Update|Comments Off on August 2019 Work Wear Wrap-Up

Top tips for looking for a new role

There is no doubt that the thought of looking for a new role fills many people with dread. There’s the work to do on your CV, your LinkedIn profile to work on (or even to create…), the recruiters to deal with and of course the challenge of attending interviews around your existing role. It often feels like a mammoth task [...]

By |2019-08-22T14:35:04+00:00July 30th, 2019|New role|Comments Off on Top tips for looking for a new role

July 2019 Work Wear Wrap-Up

Personal appearance might seem superficial, but it is an important part of the impression we form of someone and they of us, it comes from human instinct. Click here to see this month's work wear inspiration. If you have missed some of my recent articles focused on helping you to progress your career, you can read them here. If you want to [...]

By |2019-08-10T07:48:31+00:00July 17th, 2019|Monthly Work Wear Update|Comments Off on July 2019 Work Wear Wrap-Up

Top considerations to make people management smoother in the long-term

In its broadest sense, the term 'people management' could be said to apply to anyone you have to interact with professionally. However, for this article, we are going to focus on thinking about junior colleagues that we manage. People management is frequently underestimated in terms of its complexity and the time investment required. It is only once an individual assumes [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:18:57+00:00July 15th, 2019|Soft/people skills|Comments Off on Top considerations to make people management smoother in the long-term

June 2019 Work Wear Wrap-Up

The 3 ‘tools’ we all have which impact your personal impact are appearance, body language and voice. Here is your monthly Impact for Success - Work Wear Wrap-Up which looks at some clothing inspiration to help you with the appearance perspective. Click here to read it. If you have missed some of my recent articles focused on helping you to progress [...]

By |2019-06-19T19:25:31+00:00June 19th, 2019|Monthly Work Wear Update|Comments Off on June 2019 Work Wear Wrap-Up

Preparing for your appraisal

People are often polarised about how they feel regarding an upcoming appraisal - this is usually related to the culture of the organisation they work in i.e. how it is carried out. Those working in a more open and positive environment tend to see them as a more positive experience. Many rightly see it as an opportunity to see how [...]

By |2019-05-30T09:29:35+00:00May 30th, 2019|Career progression|Comments Off on Preparing for your appraisal

Your network is a key part of career success – why and five top tips

Do you make time to actively build and engage with your network? Do you even have one? Often, people hear the ‘N’ word and groan, even if just inwardly. The hard reality is that spending time on building and maintaining a good network can bring huge benefits to your professional life, I have helped many people over the last seven [...]

By |2019-05-23T10:08:31+00:00May 7th, 2019|Career progression, Networking|Comments Off on Your network is a key part of career success – why and five top tips

Why a positive online profile on LinkedIn matters and how to increase your visibility in little time

In talking to a prospective corporate client last week and explaining how important LinkedIn is for individuals and the organisations they work for, that person candidly explained his way of updating his profile. “In my summary, it says how many years’ experience I have, annually I add another year.” I am not surprised by this, many people working in corporates [...]

By |2019-08-22T14:37:54+00:00April 8th, 2019|Personal impact|Comments Off on Why a positive online profile on LinkedIn matters and how to increase your visibility in little time