Entries by Hilary

10 tips on how to manage upwards

“The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.” ~ Unknown “A man is only a leader when a follower stands beside him.” ~ Mark Brouwer “It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and THEN do your best.” ~ W. Edwards […]

You – the brand

I love travelling.  In particular, I love the new experiences and perspectives I gain from travelling. Everywhere you go nowadays you see the decline in individual boutiques and the rise of global brands like McDonalds, H&M and Gap. It’s something that I don’t find appealing, but it does have one positive impact – consistency. Because […]

8 simple ways to improve your CV

Whether you’re applying for your first job, a few years into your career or a senior manager with lots of experience under your belt there are a number of traps which you can fall into with your CV. Seeking a second opinion from someone who has a lot of recruitment experience can help set yours […]

Who do you work for?

“We know what we are, but know not what we may become.” ~ William Shakespeare “Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.” ~ Marcus Aurelius “I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how […]

What’s next in your career?

“It’s like Forrest Gump said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates.’ Your career is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. But everything you get is going to teach you something along the way and make you the person you are today. That’s the exciting part – […]

Stay motivated while job hunting

It can be frustrating waiting for the right job opportunity to come along once you’ve decided to move on. Here are some suggestions for staying motivated whilst job hunting: Know what you’re looking for | Knowing that whatever you do is taking you in the right direction will help you to stay motivated. Know your […]