How to build brand YOU one step at a time

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When you think about brands, what springs to mind? It’s likely to be a range of companies and products, or perhaps even your favourite social media influencer (if you have one). Seth Godin writes about how a company’s brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, when considered together, determine the reason […]

AFR: How to future-proof your career

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In this article written by Natasha Boddy and published in the Australian Financial Review, Michelle was invited to contribute her thoughts about how you can future-proof your career in these very challenging times. Read Michelle’s comments below. Australia is in its first recession in 29 years, unemployment is at a 22-year high and each week […]

CEOWorld Magazine: Do you know the line you won’t cross?

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For CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle wrote this article that contains advice around values and challenges that test our authenticity and integrity. In the workplace, you’ll see people who lose their voice and authenticity in an attempt to be liked by everyone or in their effort to build relationships and build a support base. They think achieving […]

Yahoo finance: 5 ways to build up your resume without a job

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First published in Yahoo finance, in this article Michelle provides five ways to get you back to work. When a person unexpectedly finds themselves out of work, one of the first things they will do as they seek to find a new job is to update their resume or LinkedIn profile. Both tools play a […]

The Daily Telegraph: The keys to becoming influential in your industry

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Michelle provides her comments in this article for The Daily Telegraph on how to become influential in the workplace. Michelle says it’s important that workers understand how they are seen by others. Read on.  Workplace expert and author of Step Up: How to Build Your Influence at Work Michelle Gibbings said it was important workers […]

New Idea: Hate your job? Here’s what to do.

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Here are Michelle’s eight top tips about how to change your career. This article was published in New Idea. Victoria Beckham once said she wanted to be more famous than Persil Automatic, a laundry detergent that is a household name in the UK. When she entered the music scene in the early 1990s as part of […]

Australian Career Practitioner: Guarding your brand on social media

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In this article published in Australian Career Practitioner, Michelle explains the importance of protecting your brand on social media. Posting your personal life on a private Facebook or Instagram page will impact how you are seen professionally. When five Federal election candidates were dumped for offensive social media posts it was a timely reminder of […]

Insurance Business NZ: Don’t let social media derail your career

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In this article Michelle contributed to Insurance Business NZ, Michelle explains how a poorly managed social media profile can derail your career. The dumping of five candidates from Australia’s 2019 federal election for offensive social media posts served as a reminder of the damage that a poorly managed social media profile can do to a […]

Who are you really?

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If you missed it, yesterday was World Values day. Yes, that was news to me too. I didn’t realise we had such a day. Then when I thought about it, I thought ‘How awesome is that!’ Think about it: How often do you spend time consciously thinking about your values? That is, what drives you and […]

What does brand YOU look like?

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Just as companies have a brand, so too do people. It can feel a bit odd thinking of yourself as a brand, but in a work context it’s really important to have clarity on how people see you. Seth Godin talks about how a company brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships […]