These posts offer guidance on different topics related to improving your career progression.

Five small actions to manage your career

Last month I ran a webinar on proactive Career Management, I couldn’t believe how quickly the places were booked, I increased them three times and it was still sold out. This clearly showed me that individuals realise how important this topic is. During the webinar, I asked, “Who regularly makes time to work on their career?” Interestingly, only 13% said [...]

By |2021-02-11T15:53:20+00:00January 29th, 2021|Career progression|Comments Off on Five small actions to manage your career

Being ‘career fit’ for 2021

The start of the year and the usual talk of goals and planning for the year ahead although this year of course this is in the context of the current global pandemic…   At this time of year, many goals relate to health and fitness. Talk of ‘Dry January’, Veganuary and getting fit although this year the latter will need to [...]

By |2021-01-21T07:53:27+00:00January 11th, 2021|Career progression|Comments Off on Being ‘career fit’ for 2021

Visibility at work, increasing it in a virtual work world

Career savvy professionals are aware that “Increasing my visibility at work” is a crucial part of actively managing their career – but how do you get that essential visibility in a virtual office? Also known as the E for Exposure in the PIE model, increasing your visibility means making sure you are noticed and known by the people who need to [...]

By |2020-11-27T16:18:16+00:00November 27th, 2020|Career progression|Comments Off on Visibility at work, increasing it in a virtual work world

Why it’s essential to make time for your career development now – what to focus on

At this time of uncertainty, it’s easy to batten down the hatches and focus on what we believe is absolutely necessary. However, if you have a job and want to progress your career, now is when it is absolutely necessary to do this. You can read the rest of the article here.

By |2020-12-09T18:09:48+00:00November 14th, 2020|Career progression|Comments Off on Why it’s essential to make time for your career development now – what to focus on

Develop your career – time to think ahead (if you can)

There’s no doubt the last few months have been odd. There’s still much uncertainty in the world and there’s likely to be more uncertainty for a good while. Whilst acknowledging that some people are sadly facing redundancy or have already lost their job, there are also those who have some job security. If you are in that position, a danger [...]

By |2020-10-30T15:48:04+00:00October 24th, 2020|Career progression|Comments Off on Develop your career – time to think ahead (if you can)

Your career competitive edge – why, what and how to develop it

We’re in changing times, but even if the times weren’t so dramatic you still need to make sure you are performing and working at your best. Why is a ‘competitive edge’ important? Having your own career competitive edge often gets lost as we get absorbed in delivering client work and wooing potential clients. It’s easy to slowly and gradually fall behind, [...]

By |2020-10-14T17:13:08+00:00July 14th, 2020|Career progression|Comments Off on Your career competitive edge – why, what and how to develop it

Business Skills to give you a competitive edge

We’re in changing times, but even if the times weren’t so dramatic you still need to make sure you have a competitive edge in your career. Having your own career competitive edge often gets lost as we get absorbed in delivering client work and wooing potential clients. It’s easy to fall behind, and then realise you haven’t focused on you [...]

By |2020-05-29T08:34:40+00:00May 29th, 2020|Career progression|Comments Off on Business Skills to give you a competitive edge

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

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