Stop apologising when you don’t need to!

Stop apologising when you don’t need to!

Hi Dorothy  I have recently started a new job but am not sure how I’m doing and wonder if the man who hired me might even be regretting his decision. I have been corrected on a few things but the messages have been vague and although I have apologized, I’m...
4 basic networking strategies for working Mums!

4 basic networking strategies for working Mums!

Why working Mums need networking strategies Hi Dorothy – I’m very aware that I should be networking more but just don’t seem to have the time. I have 2 small children and many events are held after work when I need to get home to relieve my babysitter.  What...
How much time should I spend looking for a job?

How much time should I spend looking for a job?

Hi Dorothy – I was made redundant in November from a senior sales position and seem to spend all day, every day looking for another one and getting nowhere. My partner is suggesting that I’m not doing enough – how much time should I spend on this?...
The complexity of corporate cultural fit

The complexity of corporate cultural fit

Hi Dorothy – I have recently been turned down for a senior global business development position where I was one of the final 2 candidates who went through a rigorous process, including testing and pursuit of references. I asked for feedback from the headhunter...
Recovered from a breakdown: Declare or not in job search?

Recovered from a breakdown: Declare or not in job search?

Dear Dorothy – I saw a tweet that went out from 3Plus and also from you about Katrina Alcorn and how she took time off work because she had suffered a breakdown. She was very open about it.  Her story resonated with me because I have been in a similar situation...
Designer jeans and interviews

Designer jeans and interviews

Hi Dorothy  – I was rejected following an interview last week because I wore jeans. They were really expensive Armani jeans and probably cost more than all their creased shiney suits put together.  Why isn’t it OK to wear jeans to an interview?  Martha,...

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