When your career aspirations feel arrogant and impossible

When your career aspirations feel arrogant and impossible

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In my first graduate job, I was a employed as junior tax consultant for a firm that specialised in helping FTSE 100 companies claims for tax relief on some expenditure. 

It was a small company and for that reason we were exposed to lots of what was going on. There was good company atmosphere, regular training and celebrations on Fridays at 4pm when we won a new client or piece of work. 

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On building things and finding friends

On building things and finding friends

After a comment the other day with someone who is quite like me, I realised I love to be building something. The comment she made was 'I like to be building something'.  Ok so I totally copied the phrase (just gave it a bit more oomph) but basically I knew from my teens that I didn't like routine or repetitive work (thanks, Careers test) although I think now, I DO like it if it helps me develop or learn a skill or skills I didn't have before. But once I have mastered the skill (and my version of 'mastered' isn't as much as 'mastery') that's it, I'm done.

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Working a net - my guide to networking

It's a cold Sunday in London, UK. I am about to get up from my desk and get some tea and toast. I'm tapping away and you're reading on wondering where the guide is and where I'm going with this. This is for you - my guide to networking. It took me years to realise that shocking truth that Other People Aren't Like Me. Other people don't adore going to networking events but know that they must for their business or job.

So here are my hints and tips: Working a net .

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