Career

How I am speaking up at work

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Talking in front of large groups or individuals can be tough for anybody living with social anxiety. I prefer to be around a friend or somebody I’m familiar with when speaking to one or several new people (and a bit of Dutch courage might help me too!). However, in the workplace you will not always […]

News & Information

Quiet Breakthrough Story

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Quiet Connections Breakthrough Story

Unlocking Potential have been a great source of support in my journey to growing my own confidence and helping others.  Five years ago, I joined their Stand Out from the Crowd course to support me in making a career change -it was here I met two of my incredible team members, Michele and Gemma- and […]

Education

You “can’t do that”… or can you?

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2 school girls

My old school isn’t much like it was. The school building I once knew has been knocked down and a swanky, new university-like structure stands proudly in the grounds. There are few staff members I recognise. But then, it has been 12 years. I’m queuing at reception amongst cold and impatient visitors to sign in […]

Career

5 things introverts wish their job interviewers knew

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5 things introverts wish their job interviewers knew

Have you ever felt like the job interview is institutionalised discrimination against introverts? When I fill out a job application or write a CV, my introvert skills serve me well. I can research thoroughly, carefully consider an employer’s needs and how my skills might fit, and then present that information coherently. I’m often invited to interview for 4 […]