Creating your Personal Elevator Pitch

Creating your Personal Elevator Pitch

“Tell me about yourself.” or “What do you do?”. Four words you will inevitably hear spoken during every job hunt. Four words that can make even the most confident of people nervous.

9-5 (but not as you know it)

9-5 (but not as you know it)

Chances are, if you are reading this, you are employed in a traditional 9-5, five days a week work pattern. However, as firms increasingly embrace flexible working initiatives, the number of people working 9-5 is likely to significantly decrease. What will the new structure look like, how will it affect you and what are the factors to consider?

Networking without being annoying: expert tips on how to grow your network

Networking without being annoying: expert tips on how to grow your network

Networking. You may have heard me frequently quote Metcalfe’s Law – that the value of your network is directly proportional to the square of its total number of connections. After all, how often have we heard, it is not what we know that matters, its who we know?

Don't Resign Yourself to Negative Resignations

Don't Resign Yourself to Negative Resignations

No one likes it. The folded resignation letter waving in hand, pacing up and down a deserted hallway trying to work up the courage to speak to the manager. Sweating bullets, mouthing out the way that the conversation is going to go; predicting the angst, anger and grief that is about to ensue.

Are you surrounding yourself with radiators or drainers?

Are you surrounding yourself with radiators or drainers?

Every year as winter lands on us, we start the winter routine of cranking up the radiators to keep us warm at night and ensuring the drains are unblocked of leaves to ensure the rain drains away. One wise person once told me to surround yourself with people who are radiators and distance yourself from drainers. Radiators glow with happiness and bring out the good things in life, and the drainers, well they do the opposite - they bring you down and drain life out of those around them. So as winter is now upon us, and you have started your winter routines, how about also taking a look at who are the radiators and drainers in your life.