The better you know your team, the better your team will be for you. This is the case regardless of whether you’re the team leader or one of the team members. In what ways can you ensure you know your team well enough to help it excel – and to allow it to help you excel?
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Hobbies tend to be multi-layered. For us to define something as a hobby, it would have to be something we care enough about and do regularly enough for us to take it really quite seriously.
If you want to climb up the career ladder, it’s not enough to just sit around waiting for someone to hand you a promotion. Nor can you march into your boss’ office and demand that you be promoted and given a pay rise. You have to demonstrate you’re promotion material. There are many ways to do this, the best of which we’ve listed below.
We often hear the phrase ‘It’s not what you know, but who you know that counts!” Many of us assume that we can never have the connections or ways to open doors that others might – but the good news is you don’t need to be born with great connections, you can learn how to connect with the right people!
One of the most often stated intentions for people making a career change is the desire to transfer their skills to another place. That place could be a new firm, a new segment of a sector or a new sector altogether. People wanting to go from the private sector to the not-for-profit sector, for example, may be wondering how they can develop skills that they can transfer from one to another. Here are some tips for doing so.
Whether applying for a job with a different employer or seeking an internal move within your current organisation, it’s important to check that the values of the new company or department are aligned with yours. In order to do this, we must first have a decent understanding of our own values. In day-to-day life, it can be hard to find the time and space to identify and contemplate our values. These tips are designed to help you carve out that time and space.
We hear terms such as “life coach” and “career coaching” bandied about a lot these days, but if we’ve never had a coach it’s hard to know what coaching entails and why it would be useful to us. This article aims to lift the lid on why coaching could be useful to you, your career and your life in general.
Quite often we believe that networking with senior people will be good for us. Let’s examine why we believe that might be true. They are able to give us greater responsibility. They have had experience that we have not had. They can be role models for us. They may well have experiences in their past that if we knew more about we might think about for our own career. These are just some of the reasons why networking with our superiors might be useful. If you can relate to any of these reasons, you’ll be interested in the tips below.
When you walk into a job interview, you want to know you’re ready for it. Knowing you’ve prepared as well as you can gives you a confidence that can only serve to help you in the interview. Once you’ve covered the areas below in your interview preparation, you can be sure you’re ready for the big day.