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Professionelle’s Reflections and Lessons from 2017

This has been an interesting year by any measure, both locally and globally. Here are the Professionelle Board’s key reflections and lessons from 2017, compiled by Verity Craft. Galia Barhava-Monteith, Founding Trustee For me, it’s knowing our value; even though we are always helping women to realise their own value, we still make the mistake […]

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“How can you not represent women?”

By Verity Craft Earlier this year, Professionelle’s Better Work Stories event took place. Moderated by Hannah Ockelford, it featured senior speakers from a variety of industries. Hon. Paula Bennett, then Deputy Prime Minister; Inspector Tracy Phillips; Senior Police Professional Conduct Manager; Claire Neville, Head of Operations Northern for NZ Bus; and Susie Barnes, Wing Commander […]

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Preparing for a performance review

A short career advice video from Kimberly Sumner of She Prosperity.   Kimberly has been a long time supporter of Professionelle. She has kindly allowed us to share her recent video, with a key piece of advice on how to prepare for a performance appraisal. Tip: you need to be proactive!

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Ask the Expert: Job Search Support 

by Alyson Garrido, Career Coach Q: I am starting a job search and the number of resources available have overwhelmed me. There are coaches, consultants, recruiters, mentors, CV writers and courses, to name a few. How do I differentiate and decide on the best resources to help me in my job search? A: Friends, bosses, […]

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Scratching at the Glass Ceiling

by Emily Woodward, Intelligent Ink While success means something different to each person, one thing we can all agree on is that success isn’t always easy to come by. We’ve all had those days when we feel like our end goal is out of sight, and sometimes this isn’t due to personal shortcomings. There are […]

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Cutting into the P.I.E. of career success

by Verity Craft What does career success mean? We all want to succeed – but of course, success can mean different things to every one of us. Whether it’s climbing your way up the corporate ladder, securing a significant pay rise for the job you know you’re owning, or growing your skills in order to […]

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What’s distraction costing your career?

by Debbie Schultz, Founder of BlueSkyMinds Here is a challenge for you. Keep your attention span in one place long enough to read to the end of this article without being distracted by anything else. Chances are you may struggle. Here’s why. Attention span The ability to hold our attention to any one thing at […]

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Cutting through the BS

by Dr Natalie Flynn, clinical psychologist For 22 years I have been working with people who are suffering, emotionally and psychologically. Despite the differences among my clients, they share many of the triggers for psychological pain: rejection, relationship challenges, loneliness, poor coping strategies, trauma, mood disorders, addiction. But over the last decade, and particularly over […]

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Being our authentic selves – key in today’s workforce

by Christina Wedgwood Being authentic means being in touch with our instincts, sticking to our values and living by our own standards of success and happiness. In our first article tackling this topic, we took a look at why women feel like they have to act in certain ways for work, and we explored the […]

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Why do women pretend at work?

By Verity Craft [A look at why women feel like they have to act in certain ways for work] Why do we pretend to be anything other than ourselves? As women, we often feel we need to hide aspects of our personalities, or go against our own values in order to win respect and feel […]

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