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Networking Advice
wonder woman
24
Aug

Four wonder women you need to have in your professional network

It’s difficult to get by in this world alone. That’s what we have friends for — to talk to and debrief with, over a glass of wine or cup of coffee, or whatever your poison might be. A sense of support is the fundamental aspect of our friendships, after all; we rely on them to...
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sexism
02
Jun

The cost of workplace sexism

Only the ignorant would argue against the existence of workplace sexism. Women are paid less than men for the same work. More than half of female employees have experienced sexual harassment at work. More FTSE 100 CEOs are called John (or David, or Sir) than are women. And so on, and so on, and so...
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Networking - Twitter Chat
26
May

Top networking tips for working mums

Being a working parent is never easy, and requires untold levels of patience, organisation and management, which is escalated significantly when you are a working parent running a business. It can seem like there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and not enough of you to go around. But if there is one thing...
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NESS - Network for Essex Office Support Staff
18
May

Five ways to present yourself at business networking events

Business networking events are a beneficial and important part of professional life, as they help to create new business contacts, cement existing relationships, and raise the profile of yourself and/or your company amongst other like minded professionals. With that in mind, how much thought do you give as to how you should present yourself, when...
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Networking - Twitter Chat
17
May

Three networking tips for the business environment

The majority of professionals want and need to attend business networking events, but don’t always have the capacity to give the events the planning and consideration they would like. So for the busy professional, here are three quick and easy networking tips for the business environment: Logic What do you want to achieve by attending?...
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networking
26
Apr

Why I’m bringing a man to my next ‘female’ networking event

Lizzie Wood, account manager at Fourth Day PR A couple of months ago, I went along to a networking event which talked about challenges facing women in the workplace. This included a discussion about how we can work together to get women, from all industries, into senior positions where they are influencing boardroom-level decisions. There...
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career
16
Feb

Career perspectives: The 40-40-20 approach

Your career is an amalgam of experiences – good, bad and ugly. They make you who you are and who you can be. We don’t invest enough time in developing ourselves – whether that’s through learning, building relationships, reflecting on successes and failures. All those experiences should be cherished. In this second blog, I expand...
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Networking - Twitter Chat
13
Jan

Mastering the Art of Networking

Networking is a term that’s thrown around a lot nowadays, especially in combination with the word ‘social’. It seems to form a central part of modern life, for keeping track of friends or promoting products, and almost every use in between. But in the business context, networking is more important than ever for those looking...
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