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How to find and use a Career Mentor

How to find and use a Career Mentor

One of my big tips for anyone looking to get a bit of an edge in their career planning is to get a Professional Mentor. It usually comes up at my workshops and the number 1 question I get is: How do you find a Mentor? Heres a short post on my own tips and tricks for...
5 ways to build your Personal Brand

5 ways to build your Personal Brand

I was giving a workshop on Career Development last week and the issue of Personal Branding came up. Everyone in the room understood the concept of branding, but knowing where to start building a Personal Brand wasn’t as clear. So today I’m going to give...
Work it with your work Wardrobe Article

Work it with your work Wardrobe Article

A few months ago I was invited to take part in an article about the importance of developing a great work wardrobe while carving out your perfect career. I spoke with Leona MacDaid, from Maven46 magazine ,and we chatted about lots of wardrobe and career related issues...
Finding the right Volunteering option for you

Finding the right Volunteering option for you

In a previous post I wrote about the benefits of volunteering as practical Work Experience for people wanting Career Change. The next step is finding a Volunteering option that is right for you. While Volunteering is a great way of giving something back, its important...
Goal setting

Goal setting

Goal: ‘The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.’    Goals are one of those buzzwords we hear about all of the time, but goals are more than just a buzzword. Goals are central to any sort of life and career planning...