By Sejal Jamnadas To a casual observer, it might seem consultants spend an excessive time on PowerPoint; re-sizing and aligning boxes, re-arranging slides and re-editing tag lines. We’re known for creating ‘pretty presentations’. Not only that, most people are terrible at it. ‘Death by PowerPoint’ is all too real and common — painful to read, even worse
By Sejal Jamnadas An attempt to use design thinking could be likened to experiencing the peak of your professional imposter syndrome. I mean surely, somebody will eventually figure out that you have no idea what the final outcome will be of the session. All you have is some butchers’ paper, post-it notes, the people sitting
By Sejal Jamnadas You don’t suddenly have a mentor by asking someone to be your mentor. You don’t have a mentor by setting up monthly phone-calls or writing timelines and goals. It’s also not enough to just latch onto one mentor to cry to about all your woes and dreams. Artificial, formal mentoring relationships are
By Sejal Jamnadas ‘So, where do you want to go in your career?’ is probably the hardest question anybody could ever ask me. Firstly, because I don’t have actually have a ‘good’ answer. You know, like all those people who can ramble on their 5 and 10 year career plans and know exactly what industry
It’s not all about the benjamins. Today’s workers increasingly value the ability to work where and when they want, with many saying it’s even more important than pay. As a long-time remote worker — I currently write remotely for Biteable's blog — I can personally vouch for the benefits of flexible work. At Biteable, our
By Sejal Jamnadas I’m a sucker for making big audacious goals. Actually, MOST people are suckers for making big audacious goals. Think back to January 1st of every year and the number of times you’ve told yourself you’ll lose 3kg this year, or that you’ll talk to more people to kick-start your business idea or
Mastering structured communication is fundamental for effective persuasion, leadership and problem-solving. In management consulting, structured communication in business is pounded into every new associate that joins the firm. In marketing, advertising, technology and financial services alike, the ability to articulate clear thoughts is highly-regarded in individual presentation and client deliverables.
It’s hard to know how much you should ask for before taking a job if you don’t know how much you’re worth to a company. You could sell yourself short if you walk into a salary negotiation unprepared and accept an offer for less than what someone with your experience is earning at other companies.
We already know that companies with more women executives are more profitable. But these companies are also paying their female employees more fairly, according to a new analysis by Redfin and PayScale. The gender pay gap is half the size at tech companies with more women executives. For this study, Redfin examined the gender makeup of executive teams
There’s something magical about being in a room full of women that’s buzzing with interesting conversations; everything from digital marketing, finance, latest tech trends, wine and outfit compliments. Every woman’s inhibition seems to disappear as the room is filled with stories of achievements and aspirations. It’s well and truly a woman’s element. The Women in