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Imposter syndrome: the mysterious curse of successful people

Imposter syndrome: the mysterious curse of successful people

I have a friend who is highly successful in his field. He doesn’t seem aware that he has done well for himself. High grades through school, scholarships, placements, and he’s now in a very prestigious job. None of it seems to matter to him. It’s […]

What a career coach does (and doesn’t) do

What a career coach does (and doesn’t) do

This week, I met with a career coach. Even though I had met her before, I was nervous. I’m coming to the end of a contract and I’m not sure where to go next. Is it time for a pre mid-life career change? Should I […]

How watching La La Land could help your career (spoilers)

How watching La La Land could help your career (spoilers)

  Boy-meets-girl, both meet career expectations. This is not another review about how La La Land is a nostalgic escape from the political turmoil of the day. Nor is it about how the film is a saccharine example of why the world is so polarised. […]

Career advice from 4-year-old you

Career advice from 4-year-old you

Are you struggling to find your true calling? Are you working, but wondering why you don’t love your job the way you think you should? Perhaps it’s time to talk to your inner child. Career paths can feel stifling, and it starts early in childhood […]

Great interview answers with the STAR response

Great interview answers with the STAR response

Chances are that you have heard of the STAR response. But do you know how to use it without sounding like a robotic news reporter. The STAR response STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Results. It’s a great template for answering those behavioural questions that […]

Yay for migration!

Yay for migration!

I am a migrant. What image do you have of me? I wrote a blog post for qustn.com about employing migrants. It’s a topic that is close to me as I have seen first-hand the discrimination migrants can be faced with but have also been […]

3 Essential Things To Do Before an Interview With Your Mate’s Employer

3 Essential Things To Do Before an Interview With Your Mate’s Employer

You thought you had it made. A friend set you up with an interview at their workplace. Surely your success is guaranteed, right? After all, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, right? But they still employed someone else. What happened? I gave […]

The Basics of Transferrable Skills

The Basics of Transferrable Skills

On the hunt for job hunting advice (am I going in circles?), you will find the phrase “transferrable skills“. Do you know what they are, and do you have any? Well done if you do. But even then, do you know how to sell those […]

The revenge relationship that will haunt you (and your CV)

The revenge relationship that will haunt you (and your CV)

Even adults can be wooed by the stranger with candy… Amidst the festivities of Rakhi, my husband and I helped a friend realise that going all the way with a new going employer was going to result in a morning-after that would last for years. […]