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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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Not perfect: lessons from successful working mothers

by Christina Wedgwood of Intelligent Ink, and mum to two very young boys Over 100 women booked babysitters, or had their partners step up to the mark, to join us for the first event of our Working Mother’s event series recently. Amidst the lovely wine and delectable nibbles sponsored by ASB (who continue to be hugely […]

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So, you’re thinking of becoming a board director?

If you’re new to Professionelle, you may not know that we have at times run training for women who wanted advice and encouragement to apply for governance roles from been-there-done-it senior women Board members. Here’s a story from a ‘graduate’ of those events, and it was wonderful to read it and learn we had played a […]

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The Plight (and Pros) of the Working Mother

By Christina Wedgwood, Director of Intelligent Ink and mother to two boys – Levi, 22 months and Nico, 1 month old As I sit here writing this (with just one hand on the keyboard), my breast pump is whirring… This is the very raw reality of what it means to me to be a working mother. […]

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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 to identify the best you for your career in 2018

As a New Year begins, Anne Elder-Knight outlines in a 2 part article how we can identify the best use of ourselves in our careers and beyond. She outlines first the questions we need to answer to find the best use we can make of ourselves. She’ll follow up next time with how to use […]

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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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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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