In the week that has followed International Women’s Day, I have read with interest some very impressive statistics on the progress women have made over the years. Earning the right to vote, ascension to leadership in Fortune 500 companies, success in male-dominated professions and legislation protecting safety, pay scales and employment access were in theContinue reading “Women’s rights and freedom of responsible choice”
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You’re hired! … And it took me a year.
I could have high-fived everyone in sight as I walked away from a career that lasted 16 years in a stable, global financial institution. After being promoted five times, to five different areas in the company, my senior management position was abolished as my key responsibilities were centralized to the company’s global head office. GettingContinue reading “You’re hired! … And it took me a year.”
‘What’s your personal brand?’ – A better question for recruiters
Can you tell me about yourself? Prospective employees come prepared to answer this inevitable question in the job interview. They know that recruiters and hiring managers very often use the response as a key element in their final selection criteria. Job-seekers are advised by career counsellors how to and how not to respond. “Don’t giveContinue reading “‘What’s your personal brand?’ – A better question for recruiters”
Networking – a necessity in a changing world
September is a month of change and new beginnings. Invitations to conferences and networking events resume after the summer break. Students go back to school – some in new grades, others in new programmes and yet others are off to university. I was quite pleased to accept an invitation to give the key note addressContinue reading “Networking – a necessity in a changing world”