As we’re preparing for the New Year, we’re excited to present our free 2018 calendar to you!
What’s your dream worth to you?
Do you have your dream job? A few days ago, my friend and I were talking about this job. Disliking it was the understatement of the year. Yet, it finances his lifestyle and he was not willing to walk away from this. It made me think – a lot. Do you know what’s important to you?
Our tips for networking this season
Tis the season for networking with other professionals. Whether they are in your industry or a field you’d like to enter, networking is a fabulous way to expand your knowledge and contacts. But so often we waste our time at these networking events and conferences. Today, we’re giving you our top 5 tips to maximise your time and contacts.
“How do I find time for my own personal development?” That was a question a client asked me recently and it sparked an interesting conversation. Do you find time or do you make time?
Fed up by her company deciding on her next role, she wanted to take matters into her own hands. Her focus was her own career progression within the same organisation. She realised that there was no question about finding or making time. Making time was her only option if she wanted to determine her future herself.
Advance your career with a professional certification
Today’s job market is tough, just ask any of my friends looking for a new role. One way of standing out amongst hundreds of applications is being certified in the field. Sounds easy, right? Well, not quite. Most professional certifications require practical experience, theoretical knowledge and passing that exam. How do you just find the time to pass your test while working full-time, looking after your loved ones, running a household and having a social life? You get organised!
How intentional are you about working from your home office?
Do you have a home office? More and more companies are allowing their staff to work from home. While most of us still go into an office, working from home has numerous advantages. A recent World at Work study found, 91% of employees say they are more productive working from home. Now, that’s a great benefit for companies. But what if your home office makes you everything but productive?
Really quit your job?
There seems to be an increasing amount of frustrations amongst employees. Who doesn’t know those days when you’re annoyed with the boss or colleagues, having to change a client project for the 10th time or being stuck in heavy traffic to and from your office? Who hasn’t experienced a day when they weren’t bored and felt there was no room for them to grow and develop? All these little things can add to something big and then what? Quit?
Create and foster a powerful network
These days, it’s a must to build and look after your network. When looking for a job, you’ll recognise the importance of an authentic network as 70-80% of jobs aren’t even advertised. Instead of going through hundreds of CVs, companies are relying on their employees to refer the right candidate.
But a valuable network is not only for job seekers.
Have you ever had one of these days or weeks when you didn’t know where to start because there was so much work ahead of you? I had one of these weeks and it went super smooth. Even I was surprised by it – hahah! So how did I do it?
Make time for your personal development in 2017
At the end of the year, many companies are carrying out performance reviews. You may have had your manager ask you: “What do you want to do next year?” While getting on that one project you so wanted, this question gives you the opportunity to think about something bigger. Where do you want to go?