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Sistas are doing it for themselves

There’s nothing like the adrenelin rush you get, when you’re in the company of bright women with entrepreneurship on their mind. Women who are passionate about creating their own destiny and economic independence. AWCCI‘s recent research suggested that women are increasingly leaving corporate jobs to start their own services business. The number of females running their own business has

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Why You Should Write Your Own Resume

While there are some excellent professional resume writers out there, I prefer to see you write your own resume. When you write your own resume, you own, interpret and represent your value proposition to prospective employers. Resumes are dynamic In most cases, you will need to customise your resume for a specific position. Even if you’re

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Pesky Perfection

Last week friends and I had lunch with Jane, who had just returned from London, enroute to her next posting in Singapore. Given her international moves over the last five years or so, it was clear that Jane was going places. When I asked about her new job, Jane showered us with anxiety about her ability to perform in the new position, which

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Career Savvy After 50

In the five years I’ve been a career transition coach, redundancies have almost become ‘business as usual’ in corporate Australia. And as a 5o-something  woman working with professionals navigating change, I’m tuned-in to the needs of my tribe, for whom career and economic independence is everything. When faced with redundancy, their confidence levels are often undermined

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Get Career-fit with Social Media

These days, it doesn’t take long before I refer to social media in my career coaching sessions. Yesterday, I met a client who was researching artificial intelligence as a potential career option. Inspired by a Social Media Career Cafe session I organised with Natalie Sisson, aka the Suitcase Entreprenuer (that’s me with Natalie below), and attending her BYOB

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12 Gifts for Your Career this Xmas

While Christmas is about giving to others, it’s also a great time to do something meaningful for ourselves. The festive season provides forced down time for many of us. Perfect for relaxation, and reflection on our careers, in anticipation of the year ahead. Here are 12 gifts to give your career this Christmas: 1. Personal

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My MBA 20 years on

I’ve just spent most of November in the North-East of England, in the magnificent cathedral city of Durham, where I started my MBA 20 years ago. While I’ve been back since then, this visit was for my class reunion weekend. After two decades, I was curious to see what becomes of an MBA graduate. How

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Silicon for Your Career

Has your career management paradigm shifted since the global financial crisis? It’s five years since the GFC rocked our world. In the USA, Europe and then Australia, organisations made swift and brutal changes, resulting in the largest round of redundancies ever. Move forward to 2013, and another wave has reached these shores, impacting some of

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Career nurturing goes a long way

Another election, a new government, and some talented politicians have been relegated to the opposition benches. While many still have constituents to represent, ministers have been demoted. Their roles have been made redundant. Job loss can happen to the best of us. And even if you view redundancy as a positive life-changing experience, a little

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What a tweetie bird told me…

We’re about to celebrate our third anniversary. It doesn’t seem all that long ago that I wondered how anyone could be seduced by 140 characters. But when I realised that it wasn’t all Kardashians, inanity and idle gossip, I tippy-toed my way into the conversation, one tweet at a time. As someone who stared at

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