Company culture and career success

Career success can depend on finding the right company with the right culture. But how can you do this? It’s not easy as every company has its own unique corporate culture. When looking for a job it is up to you to not only consider the job itself and whether or not...

4 confidence boosting tips

If your career isn’t going in the direction you had hoped then it can really lower your confidence. Follow these 4 confidence boosting tips to not only increase you confidence but help you to get your career back on track.  ...

To accept or reject a job offer

If you have been offered a job you may be wondering why you should question whether or not to accept it – surely you wouldn’t have applied for it if you didn’t want it. The truth is, if you use the interview properly, you will find out a lot more...

Help I had a bad appraisal

Last week I showed you how to prepare for your annual appraisal/performance review at work (you can read it here). But what do you do when your boss gives you a bad annual appraisal? Here are a few tips to help you get through. Firstly, know that you are not alone; at...

Taking the anxiety out of appraisals

Did receiving your report card at school fill you with dread wondering just what the teacher had said about you and then not knowing how your parents would react? And does the thought of your annual appraisal at work fill you with a similar sense of dread? Recently I...

What is a company’s culture?

The best definition of company culture that I have found is from jobsearch.about.com, where it is defined as: “Company culture is the personality of a company and defines what a company, from an employee perspective, is like to work for.” While Marvin Bower, the...