5 things to do before you start networking

5 things to do before you start networking

  Just mention networking and most people let out a frustrated sigh as images of working the room and carelessly passing off people deemed to be of little interest in the career scaling stakes spring to mind. Most of us have been on the receiving end of bad networking and often the idea of putting […]

“Oh you’re very brave” and similar scary phrases

“Oh you’re very brave” and similar scary phrases

When you leave a corporate job, you might think you have done everything you need to, but you will almost certainly be running around last minute trying to complete a handover, tie up lose ends and end your dependency on company IT equipment, e-mail accounts and phones. In my case, this was compounded but returning […]

Day One, Start Over Again

Alanis Morissett’s (lesser-known and undervalued) song “Not as We” captures the moment of giving up (or being forced to give up) all that you know and starting the next day from scratch. In her case she focuses on the end of a romantic relationship, in mine it’s the end of a professional way of life. […]