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Professional development

In this section you will find information about professional development and career progression for women in business.

Find advice and examples from women in business about their own professional development.Professional development

WeAreTheCity.com was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events.  The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

Presentation
21
Mar

The era of workplace consumerisation – and how to meet the challenge

By Jo Lyall, Managing Director, Mindshare UK We’ve all had those training days before – when you’re stuck in a meeting room for three hours in front of a dry PowerPoint presentation with a monotone voice-over. The question is: why are training days stuck in a time warp of whiteboards and handouts, when the overall...
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20
Mar

Five top tips to focus on to get a new role

There is no doubt that the thought of looking for a new role fills many people with dread. There’s the work to do on your CV, your LinkedIn profile to work on (or even to create…), the recruiters to deal with and of course the challenge of attending interviews around your existing role. It often...
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20
Mar

How to stop yourself drowning in work

Do you find your work piling up around you, despite your best efforts to stay on schedule? A large part of being successful at any job is keeping on top of your work, and when you’re running your own business, you might feel that there are simply not enough hours in the day. It’s a...
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19
Mar

Say yes, panic later: why not feeling quite ready for that next job is exactly the time to go for it

Often quoted internal research by HP states men apply for a job when they meet only 60 per cent of the qualifications, whereas women apply only if they meet 100 per cent of them. If that is the case this clearly disadvantages women and equally it frustrates recruiters and managers alike.  And women are consequently...
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18
Mar

Could you be the next face of your industry?

Customers, clients and employees expect to see a transparent and human side from businesses and their leaders. This shift in expectation has already taken place and the internet provides the perfect platform for anyone and everyone to make it happen. Regardless of age, location or experience, you have an opportunity to bring a much-needed human...
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Career Path
15
Mar

The path less travelled…

“It’s never too late to embrace a new challenge if it’s something you are passionate about,” says Gemma Christian, technical director at engineering, research and development specialist Alvant Ltd. After leaving school at 16 with no qualifications, Gemma is not only an example of how it is never too late to study or retrain, she...
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08
Mar

Five ways to beat Imposter Syndrome in the workplace

The overwhelming feeling of crippling self-doubt and dread known as Imposter Syndrome has impacted a whopping 62 per cent of people at work, according to a report by Access Commercial Finance. The survey of over 3,000 adults in the UK shows over two-thirds of women (66 per cent) have suffered from imposter syndrome compared to...
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successful woman in business featured
08
Mar

Six incredible businesswomen share six tips for success

In honour of International Women’s Day we are recognising, celebrating and championing the amazing achievements of pioneering women across the globe, whilst continuing much-needed conversations around the challenges we still face. It’s the perfect time to make our voices heard and this year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BalanceforBetter, a call to action for accelerating...
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