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Feeling Frustrated at Work? Here Are 5 Things to Remember

You have a job but it isn't stimulating you. You don't just hate Mondays, you hate the whole damn work week. You've contemplated taking up smoking just to earn more breaks away from your desk. Many of us have been there, in fact, the fact that you're reading this article would mean there's a good chance you're in this very position now. If anyone would know what this feels like, it's myself. 

From my own experience, here are 5 things to remember when you're feeling frustrated at work.

How to Make the Most Out of Networking Events 

You often hear that you should be networking to build relationships, increase your knowledge and create more opportunities for yourself, but have you ever asked yourself "how do I actually network?" If your answer is yes, then keep on reading as I share 14 tips on how to make the most out of networking events for those who are new to the world of professional networking or want to network more effectively in person.

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.

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:

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:

3 Reasons why the Most Successful People Read

There are people who have dedicated their professional lives to discovering the secrets of successful people. And although there are variations in all of their findings, the impact of reading remains a common denominator amongst highly influential people.

While I am an academic (and proud), so much of what I have learned has occurred outside of the classroom or lecture hall.

So, here are three reasons why the most successful people read.

Men, 5 Things You Should Remember When You're Not Feeling 'Okay'

On Wednesday 8th November, the adzvice team and I had the honour of creating the first ‘Let’s Talk’ event -a safe and comfortable space for honest conversation with like-minded men with good food and drinks thrown in for good measure. I was inspired to write this blog post following the great feedback received. As men, I feel we often internalise our feelings and as a result, can lead to feeling awful.

Here are five things to remember the next time you aren’t feeling okay, as told by someone who understands what it’s like.