The 3 Lessons All Universities Need to Teach

Some days, I wish I was at university again, so I could naively look forward to being an adult. I thought I’d be a kickass lawyer wearing Versace shoes, driving a Mercedes and dining near Sydney Opera House. Alas, what I really discovered was Continue reading “The 3 Lessons All Universities Need to Teach”

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Boss Talks: Nicole Billet from Teddington Legal

Nicole Billet, Boss Talks

Nicole is the CEO and Managing Director of Teddington Legal, a Legal Virtual Practice and Chambers that provides legal solutions for corporate and commercial law lawyers. I sat down with Nicole to get her take on creating and directing a business from scratch in a competitive industry, and what it takes to manage and foster a successful working environment. Continue reading “Boss Talks: Nicole Billet from Teddington Legal”

“No” really means try harder: How to deal with rejection

‘No’ is a hard word to hear, because it’s a form of rejection, and rejection feels like taking a basketball to the face.

It’s easy to get deflated after suffering a knock to the ego when you receive a ‘we regret to inform you…’ email, a head shake and a sigh from the boss, or a sour face from a prospective client. Who says you have to accept no as a final decision? Final is never really final. Continue reading ““No” really means try harder: How to deal with rejection”

Nobody ‘owes’ you a job: How to step up your game so you’re not left behind 

I often hear graduates complain about their job hunting struggles and the relentless nature of the working world that’s leaving them on the bleachers. It hurts to think about all that money spent on a piece of paper, that translates to little more than a participation award. An ‘investment’ in your future that’s proving to be about as valuable as an expired lottery ticket. Continue reading “Nobody ‘owes’ you a job: How to step up your game so you’re not left behind “