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Careers Advice
imposter
26
Mar

Imposter Syndrome | An examination

I think I can trace my feeling of being an imposter back to primary school: I was five, I had just been moved up a level in the reading group streams and I have a strong memory of sitting there thinking: “any moment now, they are all going to work out that I don’t belong...
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22
Mar

What to do once you have reported your gender pay gap?

As the gender pay gap deadline nears, large employers are likely to be gearing up to publish their report. Once published, employers need to be ensure they aren’t putting the issue of gender pay gaps to one side. An important date for employers to be aware of is the next ‘snapshot date’ on 5th April...
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Startup Smarts: Getting your business rolling on a budget
21
Mar

Don’t let careerism take over | Stay true to yourself in business

Life is full of mixed messages, particularly when it comes to finding a career. People tell you to follow the money and take necessary measures to get ahead; others implore you to follow your heart and nothing else. Cutting through the noise can be a challenge, but it’s important that whatever you do, you stay...
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20
Mar

A problem shared is a problem halved: How and why women should build a ‘personal boardroom’

There are many companies out there making huge efforts to support women in business and readdress the gender imbalance. Yet the numbers suggest there is still much more that needs to be done. The Government gender pay gap data recently showed nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of firms pay higher rates to their male staff....
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business school women talking
15
Mar

Five conversations managers must have, following the recent shift in management focus

By Ally Yates, author of ‘Utter Confidence: How what you say and do influences your effectiveness in business’ A management position is often a reward for experience, knowledge and proven ability within the framework of the team. On the one hand, excelling at what your team aims to achieve is a great starting point. The...
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14
Mar

Taking on a Trusteeship can boost employability

Article provided by Ian Joseph, Managing Director, Trustees Unlimited Gaining board experience early on in your career and a sense of satisfaction you are contributing to society are two reasons why more professional women are becoming charity trustees. A report from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), suggests that one in four people formally...
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13
Mar

Eight ways of managing boardroom anxiety

Leaving another boardroom meeting feeling flustered and unheard? Where you stumbled over your answers and your mind went blank when faced with questioning from the CEO? You are not alone. Even the most confident and assertive people can feel tongue-tied and anxious during that all-important board meeting. Anxiety can leave us feeling passive, so the...
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gender pay gap
12
Mar

How should a young woman approach the gender pay gap?

Young women need to be aware of the gender gap: in many countries the gender pay gap is around 25% and 10% when compared with identical jobs. The reasons for the gender pay gap are explained by the fact that more women work part-time and choose sectors (e.g. education, hospitality management, care industry, etc.) and...
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