Entries by michelle


DEVELOPING RAPPORT IN INTERVIEWS Establishing rapport is one of the most essential elements to a good job interview. You know it when you feel it – you come away from an interview feeling like you made a connection with the interviewer and that the interview went well.   Rapport doesn’t have to be an accident – […]


SO YOU WANT TO BE AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT   I had a fascinating conversation with a former work colleague recently who has had a varied career – she started out as a legal secretary, then moved to a personal assistant, then an executive assistant to the CEO of a listed company, to then owning her […]

This one is for the Legal Secretaries/Admin Staff

How you present yourself is not just about how you dress or how you brush your hair. It is also about how you present yourself in written correspondence. At the risk of sounding like an old person, spelling and grammar are still very important for employers. If your writing goes directly out to clients or […]


THE GRAD RACE – APPLYING       It is THAT time of year for law students – applying for graduate positions. Don’t panic. It is very important not to panic. Your CV and covering letter must be the best work of art you can create with a document. It is your written personal marketing document – remember […]

Top tips to be a Linkedin all star

Top tips to be a Linkedin all star I am still surprised by the number of people I meet you do not have a Linkedin profile. I meet these people often for the first time when doing a preliminary interview for a role, and it is one of the first things I tell them to […]


FEEDBACK TIPS – WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO   Giving honest and constructive feedback to your staff is one of the most important things you can do to develop them. Doing it well really is a skill that you can learn – the day a staff member says ‘thank you for the […]

Christmas Networking – What is worth saying yes to

‘We must catch up before Christmas’ someone says to you on the phone as you open yet another email with an invitation to a pre-Christmas drinks function, and your heart sinks. Networking has never been more important, to raise your profile and that of your firm, and build your personal brand.  At this time of […]

Make your priorities the big rocks in our life

A story circulates on the Internet of a time management expert sharing a story with a group of students.  The origin of this story is unknown but in it, the expert talks about priorities and how to actually make the priorities in your life happen.  And it’s a really important message.  The professor stood in […]

Harassment at work one of top three worries for women

Wouldn’t it be nice if all workplaces were safe, with a great culture, and open enough for people to raise concerns where they needed to?  Unfortunately, many workplaces are not, and particularly for women. A recent survey commissioned by Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, found that, in G20 countries, the third thing women […]