Career Advice from the UK’s Most Influential Professional Women

This is the first in my career advice series, where I ask some of the UK’s most influential CEOs and business professionals for their most valued  pieces of career advice. The three participants in this post are amongst the most influential women in the UK.  Whether you’re a fresh graduate or experienced professional, here you will discover a fascinating insight … Read More

Farhan RajaCareer Advice from the UK’s Most Influential Professional Women

3 tips to turn your Internship in to a Job offer

Internships have become a modern day rites of passage for anyone completing their university programme whether you’re a graduate looking to kick start your career or an MBA graduate looking to join a top Global  Leadership Programme. However despite the positives of getting some real  industry experience on an internship, ultimately there’s only one thing most interns are after…a job … Read More

Farhan Raja3 tips to turn your Internship in to a Job offer

Bouncing back from interview rejection – Overcoming the interview blues

Job interview rejection- It’s an experience that we’ve all been through. The phone rings, it’s a call from your recruiter! You take a deep breath as you accept the call, your emotions fluctuate between hope of a new future and the fear of it being taken away. As you conclude the usual telephone small talk your heart beats faster and faster, … Read More

Farhan RajaBouncing back from interview rejection – Overcoming the interview blues

Three winning ways to cope with job interview pressure

As we just witnessed in the Olympics, athletes  from all over the world came to etch their names in history. Picture the moment- the world is watching, the spot light is on you, the weight of expectation of millions rest on your shoulders. It’s your  time to shine! There’s no time for self doubt or fear. Just confidence and self … Read More

Farhan RajaThree winning ways to cope with job interview pressure

Tough Interview Questions: How to Answer “What are your Weaknessess” in 3 minutes

  What are your weaknesses! It’s probably one of the trickiest and most problematic questions you’re going to come across at interview and it’s one that I get asked about all the time. Despite it being an open-ended question it’s forcing you to talk about yourself in a negative way. However before we go into actually answering the question you … Read More

Farhan RajaTough Interview Questions: How to Answer “What are your Weaknessess” in 3 minutes

Three (not so obvious) Interview mistakes that could cost you your job

The Job Interview, the final hurdle! All your job search efforts over the last month will come down to this one critical hour (give or take).  Now we all know the obvious “do’s and don’ts”  when it comes to job interviews… Smile, make eye contact,  never be late, do your research and so on. However there are certain things which … Read More

Farhan RajaThree (not so obvious) Interview mistakes that could cost you your job

Four ways to instantly boost your confidence just before a presentation or job interview

  Confidence, it’s a mysterious entity. When you’re in its bubble you’re ready to take on the world, your walk has a swagger and your smile has that charm. It’s a wonderful feeling! However like any emotional state it can change within an instant, just like the water temperature when someone decides to wash the dishes whilst you’re having a … Read More

Farhan RajaFour ways to instantly boost your confidence just before a presentation or job interview

“Recruitment Agents drive me up the wall!” 3 simple ways to get the best out of them.

Say the words “Recruitment Agent” to someone and  it’s highly likely that the noun in their response will only be audible after 9pm. Being an ex recruiter myself I know there are plenty of bad ones (alongside many good ones). Miss selling roles, exaggerating salaries. We’ve all experienced the classic ringing up without actually reading your CV…. “NO, I’m not … Read More

Farhan Raja“Recruitment Agents drive me up the wall!” 3 simple ways to get the best out of them.

The Key to a Happy and Successful Career. It all comes down to One Simple Thing!

As a notion goes; work to live, not live to work; but ‘living to work’ isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you truly love what you do! Now I’m not advocating making your whole life revolve around your job. Work life balance is of course important. However when you love what you do, the burden caused by that task becomes … Read More

Farhan RajaThe Key to a Happy and Successful Career. It all comes down to One Simple Thing!

“I don’t get the recognition & respect I deserve at work” 5 ways to raise your status amongst your boss & peers

You’re intelligent, smart, help your colleagues and are an all round good person. However at work, you feel that people don’t respect you. Your opinions, solutions and comments tend to fall on deaf ears. When you ask someone to pull their weight, your request get’s ignored. You know this can’t continue and you deserve better. Below I’ve put together 5 … Read More

Farhan Raja“I don’t get the recognition & respect I deserve at work” 5 ways to raise your status amongst your boss & peers