Rise to the top: 10 career tips from Karren Brady

Sep 02, 13 Rise to the top: 10 career tips from Karren Brady

Posted by in Blog, Book reviews, Job hunting tips

If you don’t know who Karren Brady is, it’s probably because you don’t watch The Apprentice, and if that’s the case, you’re probably missing out on one of the best and most useful reality TV shows that’s hit our TV screens in the last decade! In case you haven’t figured it out, I am a huge...

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Get your hustle on! Four winning lessons for succeeding in hard times

My husband and I recently returned from the most amazing holiday in Tunisia. Apart from the beautiful hot weather, gorgeous beaches and delicious local food, what really made the holiday for me was the chance to experience the culture of the Tunisians and to witness first class ‘hustling’ in action. If you’re not...

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Reign like Obama: 5 career-climbing tips for introverts

Sep 26, 12 Reign like Obama: 5 career-climbing tips for introverts

Posted by in Blog, Job hunting tips, Motivation

My name is Mildred Talabi and I am an introvert. There. I said it. It’s taken me the best part of my adult life to figure this out and longer still to embrace it. Why? Because if you’ve ever been in any school or work environment, you’ll know that being “quiet” is not cool. No, worse than not cool,...

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Don’t give up the chase – career lessons from an attempted robbery

Aug 15, 12 Don’t give up the chase – career lessons from an attempted robbery

Posted by in Blog, Mildred's thoughts

Today something happened to me that has never happened before in my 21 years of living in inner city London. Today I got robbed. Like most people, I had always imagined that “bad things” happen at night in dark alleyways, so I didn’t give a second thought to parking my car at ten in the morning and making the short walk down...

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Failing in your job interviews? It may be all in your mind…

  About nine years ago before I embarked on my media career, I had a job as a part time library assistant, serving several libraries in the East London borough. A year into the job, a vacancy came up for a Saturday Library Supervisor position with considerably more pay, so of course I applied for it and I got shortlisted for...

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