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Check into the Career Confidence Spa!

Sep 26 2015

Summer’s over and Autumn is on its way – perfect timing to take a break and assess what’s working and what needs some attention in your career. Maybe you’re thinking of returning to work after a break or maybe you’re ready to ramp up your career now the kids are a bit older. Whatever your situation you can bet there are some self-limiting beliefs lurking around and some inner critics shouting in your ear and knocking your confidence.

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Are you suffering from Imposter syndrome?

Mar 12 2015

Simone was a successful Marketing Manager, well respected and high achieving – she had outperformed her counterparts on a number of occasions, and yet, she was constantly waiting to be found out, and lived in terror of the day when someone was going to walk into her office and ask what on earth she thought she was doing in such a high powered job.
And it’s not just those in senior positions who suffer from these kind of feelings, research shows that around 70% of us feel we aren’t worthy of the job we are doing at some point in our careers. Research by Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes reveals that an estimated 2 out of every 5 successful people consider themselves frauds. Why is this and, why are women, in particular, more vulnerable to something commonly known as Imposter Syndrome?

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Want a better work-life balance? Try going slow…

Jul 24 2014

The thorny issue of work-life balance never seems to go away, particularly for working parents who are often so under pressure to stretch their time available to fit everything in that they can feel like an elastic band about to snap! Interestingly I was listening to a radio programme recently where 3 people were seeking help to slow their lives down. The volunteers had noticed how they never seemed to have enough time at work or at home to get everything done that they needed to, how their to do lists were ever growing and how those around them never received quality time from them.

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Spring Clean your CV!

Apr 28 2014
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Spring is here at last! Feeling a surge of energy as a result of the sunny days and brighter evenings you might think about decluttering the house and detoxing your diet in readiness for the Summer but what about your career?

Whether you are thinking of returning to work after having a break or wanting to change jobs now is the time to direct a bit of energy to your CV and job search.

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How to build an effective Personal Brand

Oct 30 2013

Today we live in a consumer society where we are bombarded with product placement and brand identity everywhere we turn. Overwhelmed by choice, we opt for brands that speak to some part of us with a clear message, be it a promise of youth, organic credentials, good value, effectiveness or something else.

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