5 Tips and Tricks for Introverts to Excel in a Job Interview

Job interviews are a daunting experience for most, but especially for introverts. Having to sell your skills to a stranger is challenging, especially if the stakes are high. However, if you’re a bold introvert who’s hugely ambitious you won’t let your personality trait stop you from achieving your goals! 

So, don’t worry about stumbling over your words, or long pauses between sentences, this blog post will equip you with the tools to help you excel in your next job interview. The introverted way.

What it Takes to Be a CEO: Interview w/ Sian Fisher, CEO - Chartered Insurance Institute

I had the privilege of meeting Sian Fisher and we discussed her career as well as the different opportunities which can be given to young people to raise their career aspirations. I will share some of the advice given from our meeting to propel us all to become great leaders and to encourage everyone to develop a positive attitude towards success. Our discussion reminded me that we can all have an inspiring career story by learning from other people and always striving for excellence.

Blogging Isn't Dead: 10 Tips for More Engaging Posts

Blog posts ain't dead. Controversial I know but I do strongly believe this. Yes, video format and audio in the form of podcasts are what’s sexy right now (and for good reason), but don't be fooled-people still read blog posts. What certainly is dying out and quickly are posts that do not engage the audience and in turn, don't follow the tips below.

As someone who owes the growing success of his brand to blogging, here are my top 10 tips to help you write more engaging blog posts.

How I Did It: 7 Steps to Home Ownership

After spending the majority of my post-adolescent life believing owning property alone before the age of 30 was a myth, I recently proved myself wrong. Partly due to the fact I haven't started living in the flat properly and partly due to the fact getting on the property ladder was so flipping hard - it still hasn't hit me properly. However, It is real enough to have inspired this blog post that I hope helps you do join me.

In this blog post, I explain how I did it and the 7 steps I believe will enable you to achieve home ownership. This post will cover everything from the start of the process up until your offer has been accepted. Look out for the follow-up posts where I'll share my tips post-offer acceptance and moving in.

From the Pod: The Business of Being Black (ep. 023)

In episode 023 of the #AdzvicePodcast - ‘The Business of Being Black’, Bonita and I were joined by Tobi Oredein, freelance journalist, feminist and co-founder of Black Ballad. As a founder of a black-owned business and an advocate of supporting other black-owned businesses in the UK, we knew that this conversation would be full of gems.

How to Get Better at Public Speaking

Speaking and presenting is a key part of my job, and if I really want to progress in the media industry I need to be able to impress with my presenting and public speaking. I have clients who need to see a confident person running their social media channels, not believing in myself will only cause others to not believe in me. The whole point of public speaking is to get people to buy into what you are saying, right?

Here are five things I did to conquer my fear of public speaking:

How to Ace Your Dissertation

It is by no surprise that the idea of completing a dissertation is extremely daunting to most. I started my final year looking at my dissertation from every angle, scratching my head, figuring out how I would tackle the 10,000-word monster before me. As impossible as the task seemed, I made it through to the other side, distinguishing with the highest dissertation mark in my entire year group. 

The Importance of Feedback

Receiving feedback is always daunting, whether it be professionally or personally. Hearing someone critique your performance, personality traits or general character is unnerving but oh so necessary to personal development. 

You need it to grow, so recognising this, the key is to command how you receive and process it. Primarily, you must optimise the context, such that you are comfortable asking for feedback and confident that it will be beneficial for your growth. 

Mentoring Series Part 1 - The Significance of a Mentor

A mentor is someone entrusted to support and guide you through your journey in life. Many mentors have had relevant life experiences which make them suitable to counsel and advise without spoon-feeding us. This is to stimulate our thinking and allow us to become individuals who can make sound and well-informed choices. Here are reasons why it is beneficial to build a mentor and mentee relationship:

For Entrepreneurs: How to Use the Business Model Canvas

One pitfall many entrepreneurs fall into when they pursue an idea is rushing straight into a business plan. This was certainly one of my biggest mistakes during my start-up. The problem is you spend so much time indoors perfecting your plan thinking it’s the best but fail to engage with your customers early on. In this post, I am going to share with you an amazing tool called the Business Model Canvas and how you should use it.

It's Been 12 Months, So Here's 12 Tips Worth Sharing - #AdzviceTurns1

To celebrate our 1 year anniversary as the adzvice.com you know and surely love today, the team at the Adzvice Hub wanted to give you a present. As sending a slice of cake to all of you would have been a bit messy (not to mention, highly impractical and expensive), we brought you some #tipsworthsharing instead.

12 important lessons each member of the team has learned over the past 12 months that you can learn from.