Networking at events, all you need to know – your guide

Networking – does the word fill you with dread, irritation or joy? We all have to do it but the key question is: are you getting the outcome you want from it? In this article, I give you some guidance to progress from whatever point you are at now with your networking  to help you move it up a level. [...]

By |2019-11-22T07:34:10+00:00November 7th, 2019|Networking|Comments Off on Networking at events, all you need to know – your guide

Navigate ‘Office Politics’ positively – your guide

‘Office Politics’ – the majority of people have negative associations with this term. I'm going to help you: understand what it is why it happens know when it's happening to you deal with it positively to support your career progression and your overall happiness at work. What is ‘Office Politics’? It's almost impossible to have a complete absence of 'Office [...]

By |2019-11-06T06:58:51+00:00September 26th, 2019|Office politics|Comments Off on Navigate ‘Office Politics’ positively – your guide

Tell-tale signs it’s time to move onto a new role and top tips to help you

People often struggle to look for a new rtole unless they are at a real 'pain point'. This article which I wrote for We Are The City looks at the tell-talle signs that it is time and provides some top tips to get started. You can read the article here.

By |2020-01-07T17:40:12+00:00September 20th, 2019|New role|Comments Off on Tell-tale signs it’s time to move onto a new role and top tips to help you

Defining your Personal Brand – how to get started

It can feel a bit overwhelming to think about what your personal brand is and how to start thinking about it. If you want to read more about what it is and why it matters, you can do so here. In this short article, I want to share how I approach defining someone’s personal brand with them. It is important [...]

By |2019-09-16T15:03:54+00:00September 16th, 2019|Personal impact|Comments Off on Defining your Personal Brand – how to get started

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 |2019-09-17T07:22:42+00:00August 15th, 2019|Personal impact|Comments Off on Personal brand – is it an outdated idea?

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

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

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 they are [...]

By |2019-12-16T09:50:55+00:00May 30th, 2019|Career progression|Comments Off on Preparing for your appraisal

Network for 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. However, you need to network for career success. The hard reality is that spending time on building and maintaining a good network can bring huge benefits to your professional life, I [...]

By |2019-11-07T07:45:45+00:00May 7th, 2019|Career progression, Networking|Comments Off on Network for career success – why and five top tips