How to Deal with Criticism at Work

Today I’m doing something new – answering a careers question that was submitted to me:

“Help! Do you have any tips for dealing with criticism and not taking it personally? Or coping in a culture of complainers?”

This is a great question, as it touches upon one of the main things older generations say about us millennials – that we can’t take criticism.

It may have been the case that in previous generations bosses were much harder on employees, who didn’t have a choice but to suck it up and deal with it. But the fact of the matter is that the world is a lot quicker these days, people could just find another job in a few clicks if they are feeling harassed at work. But is it always the best way to up and leave when you face hiccups? [Read more…]

Do You Need A Confidence Coach?

A few months ago, I’d had enough.

I had to deliver a talk to the board members at work, and even though I’m a confident speaker (I mean, I do stand up comedy FFS), there was something about this talk that made me flip. I felt like I was on the verge of tears the whole time, and I most certainly wasn’t giving my message – that I should be one of the highest members of the company in years to come – very well. [Read more…]

I Will Help You Get Your Dream Job

Today I’ve got something really special for you.

In my day job, I run a lot of workshops for students in “employability skills” – things like interview skills, CV writing and personal branding. It’s amazing being able to help people and make such an impact on young peoples’ lives.

A few weeks ago, I was sat writing up a case study on a student who had got a fantastic internship in London following two of my training sessions. It made me feel so warm and fuzzy, but I realised something: [Read more…]

Things That Would Make Working Life Easier

Office Kittens?!

Photo taken by The Middle Sister

I don’t know about you, but I work HARD and sometimes it feels like the working world is just against me. Like when you’re being an absolute trooper and making tea for the whole team (even though you have that deadline looming) and it’s only once you’ve finished doing the teas that you realise the milk was out of date. By a week.

In order to create a better balance at work, I have a couple of things that I feel would make working life much easier all round: [Read more…]

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