All posts of Lisa Renneisen

Criticism does not mean you suck.

As a boss one of the things I actually hate most is having to give someone feedback on their work. Well let me explain. When their work is awesome … it’s great … I get to big them up and make them feel like a giant. But when things aren’t up to scratch, no matter […]

5 things that drive me nuts when networking.

There is a lot of etiquette when it comes to networking. Do this, don't do that ... it's a lot to remember and take in. At the end of the day ... it's important to remember that networking is nothing more than 2 people connecting because they like each other, have mutual interests, might want to work together and might be able to help each other out.

Making 2019 the year of YOU.

Happy New Year to you! Although I am acutely aware that it is already February 1st as I write this ... I wanted to kick off our 2019 Career Hacks articles with a focus on the year ahead.

An ode to our interns.

Late in August this year, our team had two interns start with us - Sarah and Nicole. Today is their last day in the office ... and never have I been so sad to have to say goodbye.

Cue the non-verbals.

When you are being assessed for a job or putting yourself out there, your entire persona becomes watched. Hiring managers are not just interested in hearing you tell them how much you love their organisation ... they will look for cues to see that it is genuine.

Personal Branding 101 – What and Why.

Your personal brand is that “thing” which arrives wherever you go before you do and remains after you are gone. It’s how people talk about you and the traits and characteristics you are known and remembered for.

It’s okay to ask for help.

As important as it is to grow up competent and independent, able to figure things on your own (something I like to preach about a lot) ... It is also equally important to be smart and ask for help and advice when you need it.

My mentee just broke up with me.

We live in an impatient world and I feel like whilst everyone wants a mentor ... that comes with the expectation of instant gratification, and if you can't satisfy the expectations upfront ... then you are not seen as valuable.