Whether it’s a pay rise, promotion, career change or new job you’re after, here you’ll find out how to have a successful career. Important lessons in career and work growth from women who have been effective in different kinds of businesses.
I used to be confident at sharing my thoughts until I began developing a “difficult woman” reputation. Speaking out of turn – in their eyes – got me a quick ticket to Ostracised Station. If I know one thing though, it’s that aiming to please only leads to an erosion of self-worth and I’m not prepared to let that happen anymore.
“I Would Sit for Hours Practicing Different Makeup Looks, like a Form of Meditation” A Conversation with MUA Athena Efstathiou
Athena Efstathiou aka @goddessbeautymakeup was determined to prove she could build a career as a make-up artist. Now, with celebrity clients and buzz building around her name, she shares how she’s worked to build her skills and platform, and what her self-talk is saying.
With the current pandemic exacerbating economic uncertainty, the pressure to pursue financially-secure paths is rising. However, the world needs creative professionals as well, but how do you ensure security in these fields?
In an ever-changing job market, Digital Marketing roles continue to be widely available. A career in Digital Marketing requires you to think both creatively, and analytically, and because of this, there is no one way to get into it. Eligible employee’s come from a wide range of backgrounds, qualifications, and interests. Alexandra works in the Digital Marketing team at Nike. Here she takes you through some of the things it’s useful to know if you’re interested in working in the industry, whether you’re looking to make a career change, or have no experience yet.
When dealing with angry or aggressive people at work, the temptation can be to fight fire with fire. But, what if you’re not a naturally confrontational person? Here we explore how to handle difficult colleagues.
Getting an interview confirmation can be an exciting time. It can also be quite a stressful time. You know you need to prep but, how
Getting an interview confirmation can be an exciting time. It can also be quite a stressful time. You know you need to prep but, how much? And for what? There are three keys to interview success. One is confidence, another is your resonance with the interviewer and third is your knowledge about the company and field. All three can be found, or at least vastly improved, by doing the right research. And that starts with researching the company you’re interviewing with. This article is Part 1. of a two part series. Part 2, “Things You Should Know About Yourself Before an Interview”, can be read here. When you start working for a company, that specific company plays a much larger role in your life than other similar brands or companies. Sounds obvious. But, while as an external candidate you may
While the first few years of your career tend to be defined by the constant struggle for more; more money, more ownership, more freedom and
All over the internet people are looking for productivity hacks; tips and tricks to help you do more, faster. Successful writer and marketing authority, Seth
Lessons from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Beyoncé and Halle Berry, on how to meet challenges with grace and keep progressing while others around you spiral.
This morning, I noticed someone had posted on a job site, looking for work experience. She advertised being open to both paid and unpaid opportunities and someone had responded underneath her post strongly arguing against ever working for free.
I’ve spent a fair bit of time over the past few years trying to understand what it takes to be successful. Why some people rise to the top of their field and others, with the same hunger, fail to get there. We often attribute the success of others to luck, or better opportunities, but whilst that’s convenient if you’re looking for reassurance, it’s incredibly frustrating if you actually just want to progress. If you’re prepared to put the work in to meet your goals, but you just don’t know what that looks like. There are a few reasons it can be difficult to find good advice on process. Firstly, we all have slightly different obstacles to overcome. For one person it might be fear but for another its consistency. Much of our process is embedded in our character, so it
A majority of people don’t exercise before work. A majority of people in the Western world also don’t optionally take cold showers. I was talking
When acclaimed poet Dorothy Parker was asked about the writing process, she said the following: “I hate writing but I love having written.” – Dorothy
When we look ahead at our next steps; career moves or goals we want to achieve, there’s a search that goes on. A search for
Presentations. A critical element of many jobs and not something we’re all naturals at. As someone who trained in theatre before entering a career in
Congratulations! You’ve hauled yourself through the painful job application process and the sweet taste of success is imminent. They’ve made you an offer. However your
It’s Monday morning and you’re prepping for a meeting. As you pull together the relevant documents there’s a dominant feeling slowing you down. A feeling of dread. An awareness that you’re going to have to tell someone something they don’t want to hear.
Early on in my career, I made a location change from London to Sydney. With only a small relocation buffer, I needed money quickly to
When I was 22, I started my first “career” job, in advertising. My manager, Kate, was 26. She was immaculate, dominant and from what I