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
What networking is, what it isn't and how to go about it
The benefits of a simple 'thank you'
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