Top Tips: Happier Days at Work... Is that an Oxymoron?

Most of us have wondered if we are on the right path, career-wise. Most of us have thought about sliding that letter of resignation to an flummoxed boss and leaving to a triumphant soundtrack… Don’t pretend you haven’t!

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Freelance Files: The Conversing Conundrum

With the prevalence of IMs, WhatsApp & memes, being able to hold down witty conversation (a la Jane Austen) is becoming harder and harder to master, affecting your ability to find work, or just hold a conversation. This is where networking can help you.
Ahh…. the humble networking event. Warm wine, stuffy suits and awkward conversations; an essential evil of freelance life. For many, a positively terrifying experience, but it shouldn’t have to be; be honest, how many of you go to an event like this, thrusting business cards into someone’s hands and shuffling, sullenly away?

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Freelance Files: Finding work, Am I Good Enough?

Thankfully, in recent times, there has been an increase in awareness around self-care and dealing with mental health issues. Personally, and openly, I have been dealing with my own depression at the same time as trying to carve a different path for myself. Across three different blog posts for The Study Room London, I am going to talk about different aspects of the freelance environment and how each one impacts on mental health.

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