Category: Career and Finance

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Test and build your value-add to sell yourself

 By Anne Elder-Knight In Part One of this two article series I wrote about how we might best use ourselves in our career and beyond in 2018. Here in Part Two I explore how to build your value-add into an offering that helps you sell yourself to employers and clients.   “Value-add” is now one […]

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5 daily habits to boost your promotion chances

Q: I know that I’m ready for the next step in my career and plan to ask my boss for a promotion at my next performance review. I’m reaching my goals and going above and beyond wherever I can. What else would you recommend I do to ensure that I am an obvious choice for […]

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Ask the Expert: Setting up for a Portfolio Career

I’m thinking of leaving my corporate job and exploring the idea of working a few part-time jobs instead – maybe joining the ‘gig’ economy for flexibility. How would you recommend I make this change? What should I have sorted out before quitting my full time job?   Alyson Garrido, a career coach based in Wellington, provides […]

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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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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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Goal Setting that Works – 10 Tips

by Sarah Wilshaw-Sparkes Why New Year’s resolutions fail It’s late January, and all around there are gloomy thumps as people start falling off the wagons of their New Year’s resolutions. Stop smoking. Only drink at the weekend. Don’t waste hours binge-watching Netflix. Stop eating sugar. These are tough goals, and frankly, we’re setting ourselves up […]

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