Hi, there lovely readers - a big thank you for following my blog! Oh! And while on the subject of 'thank you's' - let's talk about how valuable a simple thank-you can be in the world of work (after all, this year's focus is on lovin' that career of yours!). To the network friend who interrupted their busy schedule to respond to your question. To your new LinkedIn friend for making the effort to connect with you. To the recruiter who positioned you for an opportunity. To the interviewers who...Read more
The benefits of a simple 'thank you'
What networking is, what it isn't and how to go about it
Hi, there fellow networkers, given this year's focus is on all things career, let's talk about networking. A topic that strikes fear in many a heart - 'I'm not comfortable talking to strangers', 'I don't know many people', 'I'm too shy', 'The folk I know can't help me', 'I don't like to invade other people's privacy', 'I don't know how' - just some of the pleas I hear on a regular basis. And none of them entirely accurate. So let's chat about what networking is, what it isn't, and how to go...Read more
Streamining your life
Hey there lovely clients, how's the year been thus far? Stupendous? Tremendous? Crazy? Lazy? Mine saw us spinning wildly out of control before finally settling into a state of gentle chaos – triggering a determined focus on streamlining productivity and restoring work/life balance (roll on holidays!). And I bet I’m not alone.
Thing is, after years spent dedicated to finding ways to do more and be more productive, it’s no secret that we’re all now trying to do the opposite and regain...Read more
A Kick-Butt Career
Happy New Year lovely clients! A regular reader recently queried ‘Hey Miss Jane, where’s my usual fortnightly motivational fix?’ Guiltily, I confessed that I’d been off the air searching for a new focus in line with the blog’s ideals. A client who knows me well queried ‘This is a fabulous service you deliver, why aren’t you sharing the love on your blog?' Voila! The solution – your focus for 2019? A kick-ass career!
Whether looking to enhance your existing career, considering a total career...Read more
Seven tips right here
Let’s talk about that career of yours. Do you ever find yourself taking your job for granted? Figure that just ‘showing up’ will keep you employed? Believe you’re indispensable? Fact is, no one is (I earn my crust rebranding hundreds of folk who thought they were), however, there are things we can do that will go a long way to being so. Being a critical part of the team may not guarantee you job security when downturns occur, however, being a substantial contributor to your employer’s vision...Read more