Do they need to like me?

Everyone wants to be liked, and whilst popularity amongst peers might seem more fitting when describing a school yard, we are now know realising that likeability can be just as important in a work context. And whilst it’s important to get along with your colleagues, it’s the relationships with clients, suppliers and customers where this

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Know your worth

I have written previously about the benefits of volunteering. Not just in terms of doing a good thing for those less fortunate, but also in terms of gaining industry experience where you might not have otherwise had the opportunity. However, let’s be clear – working for free is not the same as volunteering. Yet, for

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Should I stay or should I go?

I’ve always been intrigued by people who leave employment security and stability to follow a new path. The people that pursue the unknown, and in turn reject the predictable future that had been laid out in front of them. I’m not talking about the ‘quit your day job and pursue your passion’ type advocates. Those

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Reclaim your life!

I was speaking to my accountant recently who was boasting about his unwavering work ethic. The drive and sacrifices it took to grow his business from a one-man operation to now, having nearly 20 full time employees. There’s no doubt that this is impressive. However, the road to his success meant very rarely taking a

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Why temping could be the perfect solution

The job hunt often begins enthusiastically. Your first online search yields a long list of results and it’s difficult to decide what to apply for first. Things look promising! But if you aren’t one of the lucky ones who strike out early, it’s probable that your motivation for completing endless job applications will dwindle. And

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Welcome to 2017

Whilst any day is a good day to make a change or a resolution, there is always a flurry of activity come the New Year. No doubt, as 2017 ticked over, many of you made a vow to join the gym, to start eating healthily, to spend less money, to spend more time with loved

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