Working well in ‘unprecedented times’ – some suggestions

As we’ve all read a thousand times already, we are living in ‘unprecedented times’. We don’t know how long this situation will last or how things will be when it eases. Many will have to re-think how they do their roles in the coming weeks and, sadly, many are and will have to think about how they make a living.   [...]

By |2020-04-14T10:00:34+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Career progression, Seasonal|Comments Off on Working well in ‘unprecedented times’ – some suggestions

Getting a new role after redundancy – crucial steps to take

Looking for a new role is challenging enough and even more so because of redundancy. It can be difficult to pick yourself up when you’re feeling a sense of rejection and potentially questioning your professional value. In the last recession, I was made redundant from a job that I disliked and had wanted to escape from - but that didn’t [...]

By |2020-06-07T13:04:23+00:00March 12th, 2020|New role|Comments Off on Getting a new role after redundancy – crucial steps to take

March 2020 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 |2020-03-25T16:14:03+00:00March 11th, 2020|Monthly Work Wear Update|Comments Off on March 2020 Work Wear Wrap-Up

Five quick tips to get you thinking about your personal impact

Whether you like it or not, when others encounter you they form a perception of you. Whilst you cannot control what people think about you, you can influence it through your Personal Impact.  The best professionals understand that creating the Personal Impact they want is crucial to career success. This doesn’t mean ‘faking it’, rather it means carefully deciding which elements [...]

By |2020-04-16T13:23:50+00:00February 20th, 2020|Personal impact|Comments Off on Five quick tips to get you thinking about your personal impact

Why your personal impact matters and what to consider

There’s no avoiding it: relationships matter at work.  That means we can’t deny that other people’s perceptions of us matter too. As much as we might not like that idea, it’s true. The way you create a perception of yourself is through your personal impact. Managing this is essential in building positive work relationships. Let’s look at what personal impact is [...]

By |2020-02-07T10:55:41+00:00February 7th, 2020|Personal impact|Comments Off on Why your personal impact matters and what to consider

February 2020 Work Wear Wrap-Up

Spring is in the air! What will your Spring appearance say about you? 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 would like to discuss anything, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

By |2020-02-06T11:39:07+00:00February 6th, 2020|Monthly Work Wear Update|Comments Off on February 2020 Work Wear Wrap-Up

Top 5 tips for managing your career

Most people don’t make any time for to think about their career and make plans. Whilst this can work out well, in many cases even the brightest, most capable person can end up in a role they’re ill prepared for, or find themselves stuck, unable to progress. Often it’s because you have ‘just focused on doing a good job’. If you’ve read my [...]

By |2020-04-16T13:18:17+00:00January 20th, 2020|Career progression, Office politics|Comments Off on Top 5 tips for managing your career

Managing Upwards is essential for your career progression – top tips

You might read the term managing upwards and think this is all about ‘schmoozing’ those above you in your organisation. It’s worth reading what I wrote about how to reposition schmoozing in a previous post. Managing upwards is a positive skill to have – and not having it can really hinder your career. Let’s take a look at what it [...]

By |2020-01-02T09:30:55+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Career progression|Comments Off on Managing Upwards is essential for your career progression – top tips

How to progress your career – four areas to focus on

So, you want to progress your career - but how? The truth is that there is no exact recipe for what you need to be doing.  The reality is that it is a mixture of things which pretty much all revolve around building relationships with others. I’m going to share with you the four areas you need to focus on [...]

By |2020-01-02T09:29:18+00:00December 30th, 2019|Career progression|Comments Off on How to progress your career – four areas to focus on

The office Christmas party should be part of your networking strategy. Find out how.

As you read the title of this article, you might be feeling either a sense of dread at the thought of the office Christmas party or a bit of excitement. It really depends what type of person you are and how you feel about your job, the office culture and others at work. You might also be wondering about the combination [...]

By |2020-04-16T13:01:05+00:00November 20th, 2019|Networking|Comments Off on The office Christmas party should be part of your networking strategy. Find out how.