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How to recover from a presentation that goes wrong

On November 18, I was called by the BBC Radio Scotland to talk about Equal Pay Day; the day when women start ‘working for free’ for the rest of the year if you take into account the gender pay gap. The interview didn’t end well for me, as I didn’t even get a chance to speak, …

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What next?

Keeping your Foot on the Pedal – Tactics for Maintaining IWD Momentum

International Women’s Day has come and gone, and its passage highlights a ridiculous assumption: Let’s honour women and all they’ve given us during a single day of the year! This is particularly salient given the the murder of Sarah Everard, and the police’s heavy-handed response to those and the vigil and the ever increasing data …

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Best interview

Give your best interviews in 2021

We are in the toughest job market in a generation and this is not a moment to just reassure yourself that being confident in interviews will be enough. It’s won’t – and actually, it never should be. In interviews, it’s up to you to prove your competence, your skills, the experiences you have had and why …

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Abilities

Competence vs. Confidence

What if I told you, the only way to get that ultimate pipe-dream; “a confidence that lasts” is to ignore aiming specifically at confidence at all? The only way to get that feeling of ‘inner certainty’ is instead to focus on competence, or your ability to get things done, and I’ve got 3 quick and practical …

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Show them the money

How to be a Confident Woman on your CV

How to show you are Confident Woman on your CV comes down to clarifying your monetary value to your next boss. If you read to the end I’ll also share how even if you are on the charmingly called ‘cost-centre’ side of a business, this too can work for you. Today we’re talking LESS about confidence that …

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