6 Months In – My Experience as a Mentor

July marked the halfway point in the relationship between me and my two mentees.

I didn’t plan to be a mentor, but when my colleague told me about two students from a local school who would be good matches for me, I couldn’t say no.

With around 6 years’ experience in teaching, as well as the work I’ve done helping young people at both my current and previous jobs, I not only thought that this would be a great chance to make a more powerful impact on someone’s life – but also that this would be a doddle.

Boy was I wrong about that last bit. [Read more…]

3 things to step up your work game

You’re stuck in a rut. A work rut.

Day in, day out, you do the same things, answer to the same people around you.

And what’s more, nothing seems to be changing soon.

You want to move up, get bigger tasks, take on more responsibility. You want people to answer to YOU.

So how do you get out of your rut and step up your work game? Here are three steps to ultimate work greatness: [Read more…]

Business Call Top Tips

I don’t think anyone sets out to cold call.

No one goes to university thinking “I can’t wait to get into a company and cold call a whole bunch of people!”

But lots of jobs, not just telesales jobs, involve cold calling.

I first had to do it when I was a recruiter, and I hated it. We were required to make a certain amount of calls to companies a day, and often a manager was listening in secretly. I cut my teeth this way, but it was only in my last role and my current role that I’ve become good at this. [Read more…]

3 Things to Never Put on Your CV

There is a whole mountain of CV information out there – and yet, when I see CVs I see the same mistakes cropping up time and time again.

The average hiring manager will spend around FIVE SECONDS looking at your CV. That means you can’t mess up. [Read more…]

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