Career

5 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Chances of Success

A Few Things You Can Do to Stop I’m coming to the end of my first week as a freelance writer. I’ve spent months reading all the “how to…” articles on Medium, networking, planning, and setting myself up for a smooth start. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing writers, who are even better …

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The Stress to Impress – Why Women Struggle for Promotions

And what leaders can do to help. Being promoted at work depends on how well you perform, right? Wrong. Promotion-related decisions are heavily influenced by supervisors’ subjective perceptions of an individual’s ‘promotability’, and these perceptions are heavily influenced by the way in which that individual behaves; specifically, on how well an individual self-promotes themselves. The …

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A Message From The Obamas That Will Make You QuestionYour Priorities

You shouldn’t aspire to ‘have it all’. Michelle Obama has recently (and finally!) launched her new podcast, and the first guest on her show was Barack. They shared their thoughts on the philosophy of “having it all”, and as someone who’s ambitious and driven to be successful in a range of aspects, their conversation really …

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A Practical Guide to Make Yourself Shine in a Job Application

Life experience is the best experience. In the US alone, the Covid-19 pandemic has cost over 47 million Americans their jobs. Businesses globally are putting a halt to their hiring practices, and it has become increasingly difficult for people to find employment. For many graduates, this means having to re-evaluate plans. You might have to apply …

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The Underrated Introduction Can Determine Your Success

The Power of “I am” Entrepreneurs, professionals, students, graduates, you name it — so many of us limit our own success simply through the words that we use. How we introduce ourselves to others determines that person’s first impression of us, and sets the tone for the rest of our relationship with them. When we make a …

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5 Lessons to Manage Impatience and Enjoy your Career Journey

It’s often proclaimed that us millennials and Gen Zs are more impatient and entitled than previous generations. It’s true that we’ve generally had things easier than previous generations. We grew up not having to buy DVDs because we figured out how to stream films online (and by we, I mean, initially, nerds), how to download …

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My Powerful Conversation with Upcoming Actress Anna Demetriou

Anna and I went to high school together (one which, much to my disappointment, was nothing like Saved by the Bell). Anna wasn’t one of “the” popular kids, but she was “a” popular kid; she was liked by everyone, teachers and students. She was always smiling, she had an infectious energy, and she could make …

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