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When Job Seekers Are the Culprits

When Job Seekers Are the Culprits

I recently wrote about “career ghosting,” the phenomenon in which recruiters abruptly stop responding to job seekers.

But job seekers aren’t just victims of ghosting; they’re guilty of it, too.

Avoid the Rabbit Holes; Work Smarter

Avoid the Rabbit Holes; Work Smarter

Despite our best intentions, we don’t always make the best use of our time.

Certainly we all want to get more done - so why does productivity often feel so elusive?

Find out what could be standing between you and your goals - and how you can work smarter.

The Workplace Challenge We've All Encountered

The Workplace Challenge We've All Encountered

It’s great that you graduated top of your class and can write code - but can you give a peer feedback about what they just said in your team meeting? Feedback that will make a lasting and positive difference?

For many leaders, that’s a hard “No.”

Pencil or Ink founder Ellie Hearne on how companies are setting leaders up to fail - what can be done about it.

You Already Have a Personal Brand - Time to Own It

You Already Have a Personal Brand - Time to Own It

Companies used to fear social media. They thought: if we don’t put our brand on Facebook or Twitter, it won’t be vulnerable to any negative communications happening there.

We now know that they were wrong. But years on, what have we learned?

Amy Spelman on the importance of taking control of your personal brand - and how to do it.

Managing Up

Managing Up

Managing up is all about getting the most from your working relationship with your boss. For some people, that can mean truly “managing their manager” because the boss is not delivering on basic things. For others, it might be more aspirational.

Ellie talks about what both types mean and how to succeed in your aspirations to “manage up.”

Making Workplace Feedback Work for You

Making Workplace Feedback Work for You

Feedback is a gift, but it shouldn’t feel like an ugly Christmas sweater.

So what better time than the holidays to look at how feedback can be used to help a team, an individual, or company excel - without causing hurt feelings or low morale?

Ellie Hearne shares more.