Voice

Finding your voice at work

Some of us aren’t built to make speeches, strike up conversations with strangers or generally draw attention to ourselves, but that doesn’t mean you can’t speak up when you need to at work. Continue reading…

Marketing

Modernising Marketing Tactics

The most interesting (yet most difficult) aspect of marketing is that it’s constantly changing. There’s always technological advances, innovative ways to engage with customers and new trends to discover, yet so many marketers stick to the same old tactics time and time again. Never forget the famous adage: the definition of insanity is repeating the same action and expecting different results. Continue reading…

Presenter

Pippa’s advice on How to Present Yourself Confidently

Some months ago now, my boss was asked to give a speech to two hundred of his ‘not at all close’ fellow industry professionals, on a subject he’s completely adept in. Continue reading…

boss

Getting in sync with your boss

When we’re children we think our parents are superheroes; they’re brave, know absolutely everything about everything and are completely in control. However, the older we get the more it becomes apparent that our parents are actually just plain old, regular human beings. They make mistakes, get scared and are wrong about a lot of stuff. Some of us find this realisation comforting, others are disappointed by it, but ultimately nothing can detract from the fact that mum and dad are just mortal earthlings. Continue reading…

actions

Actions speak louder than words

Body language is just as important as saying the right things during an interview. What if, instead of walking confidently into the room, you sneaked in like a burglar? Or squared up to the hiring manager instead of shaking their hand? Or cowered in the corner while discussing your personal strengths? Continue reading…

Interview

5 phrases not to say in an interview

The purpose of an interview is to put a face to a CV – you’ll be asked to elaborate on your listed skills and experiences of course, but it’s predominately an opportunity for your prospective employers to get to know you and for you to get to know them. Continue reading…

bank holidays

Your quick guide to: Bank Holidays

Statutory rights

As an employer, offering time off for a bank holiday is not compulsory. Evidently, in some businesses or industries, not offering time off for a bank holiday would be unfair and problematic. But any right to time off, including bank holidays, needs to clarified in a contract of employment. Continue reading…

social media

Is Social Media Affecting Your Career?

The number of employers using social media to screen candidates has increased by over 500% in the last decade. It’s become common practice to research potential candidates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, and seeing as 69% of employers have rejected candidates based on what they’ve found on these sites it’s worth spending time ensuring your online reputation isn’t affecting your professional life. Continue reading…