What to do when you receive a poor job review

What do you do when a job review goes sideways? For many of us, a poor job review can seem like the end of the world. We feel like we've failed, we lose confidence, and in some cases, we can feel physically ill when a boss blasts us with bad news. In recent conversations with a couple of different people, they've found themselves in this situation. What to do? Here are seven steps you can take to help you recover. 1. Maintain your Continue Reading

5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

What’s your confidence level? Is it high? Does it need a boost? Or does it just depend on the day? This has come up in a couple of recent conversations I’ve had with people – and they’ve been struggling with confidence and a belief in their abilities and themselves. First – let’s define confidence: it’s that feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of your own abilities and qualities. Think of a time when you felt Continue Reading

The 3 most important networking questions to ask!

There are many reasons to begin networking with others – when you’re looking for a new job either inside or outside of your company, to grow your connections and expand your sphere of influence, or to help other people by being a resource for them.  Some people love nothing more than to attend large networking events where there’s a smorgasbord of new people to meet. Others are more comfortable networking  in a 'face to face' meeting with only Continue Reading

Start living the life you want!

What does it take to live the life you want? After speaking to a group of women who work in technology, a few of them came up afterwards to say 'thanks!' Being curious, I asked them what their 'takeaway' was from the talk and a panel discussion about work/life balance. Interestingly enough, a young woman looked me in the eye and told me she learned it was up to her to live her life the way she wants, and determine for herself what makes her Continue Reading

Are you choosing to be visible in your career?

One of my clients recently talked about his need to ‘raise his visibility’ at work. He’s hard-working, has a measure of success in his field, and appears to be well-liked by his team. And yet, he seems to be practically invisible to his supervisor and his supervisor’s boss. I asked him what he makes of that? (Long pause). And he told me that until now, he was “comfortable” being invisible. He didn’t draw attention to himself, did his work, and Continue Reading