One piece of advice for maternity leave

One piece of advice for maternity leave

Hi Dorothy – I am just about to go on maternity leave to have my first child and wondered what you consider to be the best single piece of advice to give professional expectant mothers.  Nathalie, Hello Nathalie – thanks for your mail. You didn’t say where you are...
10 step process to bonus negotiation

10 step process to bonus negotiation

Help! My bonus is less than my male report! Despite reaching my targets year on year with related bonuses, I have just discovered that one of my reports (male) is going to receive a greater bonus than myself this year. It was a very successful year for me personally...
Dear Dorothy: She’s flirting to get hired!

Dear Dorothy: She’s flirting to get hired!

How do you handle being around someone who is flirting to get hired? In our small firm we get along very well and so far I had encouragement and support from my directors to work, gain knowledge and succeed in my career. But just recently there have been some...
Over-sharing or double-bind for working mums?

Over-sharing or double-bind for working mums?

Hi Dorothy – I was recently taken to task by my manager for telling a new business contact (not commercial) via email that I had been busy because it was “back to school” time. I then overheard a male colleague say exactly the same thing with no...
Can your nail biting habit harm a job interview?

Can your nail biting habit harm a job interview?

Hi  Dorothy – I have always had a bad nail biting habit, with my nails normally bitten right down to the quick. Can it impact any assessment of me in the job search process? I worry that it might. Louisa, Brussels Hi Louisa – There are a number of areas...

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