If we don’t have a ‘plan’ or feel lost, it can cause us to become quite tight-lipped in conversations about what the next few months look like … or it can lead us to avoid the chance of those conversations ever happening and slowly decline all social invitations until we find ourselves holed up for the 4th weekend in a row watching re-runs on Netflix...
Despite how hectic my life has become, I've noticed my choices have led me to drift apart from those who I was once close with. I scroll through countless posts on my phone and see many of them embarking on new and exciting journeys together, wondering whether I'm falling behind and should be keeping pace with their lives.
It is so easy to become complacent and stop checking in on yourself – realising just how comfortable your pillow actually is and reinstating your dislike for any time before 11am. As I’ve discovered, however, this is a dangerous habit and attitude to get into and it is important to realise that the ownership of our future careers is in our own hands.
There is more than one way to get from A to B and just because your route is different doesn’t mean that you won’t end up in a similar place. At the end of the day things work for some people and not others.
So here’s 5 tips, tricks and hacks to make sure that you take this opportunity, meet expectations, exceed them, and continue building yourself into being a strong graduate, young professional and all-round legend!
Here's the thing about building a personal brand. When you first decide you're going to give yourself a professional makeover by going to ALL the events; connecting with ALL the right people; writing new articles for a blog EVERY week; cleaning up your social media (and maybe even joining NEW platforms) ... it can be quite exciting, right!?
I want to help you consider where the best places are for you to SHINE and to build an epic online #PersonalBrand are, including some neat tricks, tips and hacks that I've learned myself along the way.
Don't measure 'strongest connections' by how many other people they know or if you could potentially land a job through them (that mindset does not mean you approaching this genuinely).
Let’s look at a few ways we can harness our emotional intelligence and communication to become stronger team players (and leaders) as we move through our careers.
Whether you are looking for your first job, a part time role, internship or tips to progress onto your second role – securing a job always starts with the application.