Last week, I mentored 28 GCSE students from a secondary school in London aged 15 and 16 during a Speed Careers day organised by my work HR and Volunteering Matters. I was 1 out of 6 staff from different divisions (Technology, Global Markets, Risk, Finance, HR) in my organisation that took part in the Careers day. Here are some of my takeaways from that session. Aims of the Careers day To provide pupils from state secondary schools with opportunities to… View Post

Most people spend so much effort and time trying to find their passion and purpose in life, trying to achieve a decent work-life balance, trying to get a pay rise, trying to get more clients for their business, trying to lose weight, or in most cases- spreading themselves thinly trying to do everything and anything while actually accomplishing very little. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a purpose, not to people or things” ~ Albert… View Post

  If landing a new job is one of your New Year’s goals, these tips will help you make your career goals a reality. Now is the time to take action given its been proven that in January and February, there is usually an hiring peak right after the Christmas and New year holidays as companies and teams get going again after the holidays with new budgets and projects for the new year. The first week of January usually starts slowly as people come back… View Post

She is at a place in her life where peace is her priority and negativity cannot exist. We’ve all been in one of those work situations that could you leave you feeling stressed, worried, upset, angry, frustrated, disappointed or even irritated. When your favourite project is put on hold or cancelled after several weeks or months of hard work. When a senior stakeholder chooses to be difficult for no reason or is too “busy” or disorganized to get to your meeting… View Post

  Its been a rather long year since I returned back to work after my second maternity leave. I am not just grateful to have the opportunity to go out to work, continue my career and have those rare moments when I’m able to drink tea whilst its still hot but also the fact that my employer supports flexible and part-time working. My employer has a hot-desking policy which means I am able to work remotely from home once or twice every week without… View Post