Want to ask for a raise?

Here’s the first question you need to ask yourself: Why do you think you should get this raise? Consider the value you bring to your employer and why you merit an increased salary. What have you done since the last time your pay went up to warrant a pay raise? If you have brought in […]

Grow your career without managing people

Not being – or wanting to be – a people manager doesn’t have to mean your career progression is limited.  Depending on your skillset and personality, managing people may not necessarily be the best way to progress your career. There are many non-people management routes. Our suggestions? Be an expert within your field Become an […]

What to tell your recruiter

Your recruiter’s main responsibility is to support you in your job search through spotting suitable roles, seeking out companies they think you’d be a good fit for, interview preparation and providing you with expert advice whenever you need it. For the above to work, you need to provide your recruiter with all the information they […]

Soft skills sought by employers

The world of work is changing at a rapid pace. Innovations in the digital realm are continuously altering the way we operate. Therefore employers now want their staff to demonstrate new skills to succeed in the face of today’s challenges that perhaps the last wave of employees did not encounter. Below are some soft skills […]

How to find the right organizational fit

When actively job hunting, organizational fit is often overlooked. Whether you choose to work at a start-up or not-for-profit organization is very much dependent on individual preferences. Each tend to have characteristics that might make them a better ‘fit’ for different people. Here’s a breakdown of each: Start-ups Typically at start-ups, career progression can depend […]

Love it or leave it – Make the most of your job

We all have days where our jobs frustrate us, but they should be the exception rather than the rule. Your job should challenge and engage you in some way every day. If you find you’re only working for a paycheck and not liking any aspect of your job, then you should seriously consider a move. […]

Creating Work-Life Balance

No matter what career you’re in or how many additional commitments you have, creating a healthy  work-life balance is absolutely essential when it comes to leading a happy and productive lifestyle. But balancing work and play it’s not always easy – especially if you have a particularly demanding career. Listen to your body Many professions […]

Simple Tips to Deal with Stress in the Workplace

Feeling a bit snowed under at work? Well, you’re certainly not alone. It is, however, a good idea to have some stress-busting tools for when deadlines arrive or tasks seem to be mounting at work. Here are 4 simple tips to help you deal with stress that you can easily put into practice at your […]

How to Prove You Deserve a Promotion This Year

Here are some tips to help you prove to your boss that you deserve a promotion: Communicate It’s important to have an open communication channel with your employer. If you’ve previously asked for a promotion and have been declined because “you’re not ready yet,” ask your boss why they think you’re not ready and what […]

Regain Career Momentum

Every job has its ups and downs, moments where you are getting everything right and then a period where nothing goes the way you had planned. Here are some tools to help you get out of your performance rut and regain your career momentum: Reassess where you are in terms of your goals Take some […]