Three top tips for career women

Nicolette Henderson is the office manager at a recruitment agency.PHOTO: supplied
Nicolette Henderson is the office manager at a recruitment agency.PHOTO: supplied

IN celebration of Women’s Month, Nicolette Henderson, office manager at specialist recruitment agency Pro Talent, shares three top tips for the women of South Africa on how to improve their careers and succeed in business.

1. WORK SMARTERYou may feel you are already giving 100% but there are always ways to work smarter and not harder. It’s good to set yourself goals that push you beyond what you think you are capable of.

Set yourself monthly goals and in achieving these goals you will realise how much more you can accomplish. This mindset will put you ahead of your peers.

There is a lovely quote: “Be hungry, be humble and be the hardest working person in the room.”

2. WALK WITH INTEGRITY

A lack of passion and energy for your work, coupled with low self-confidence, will hurt you in the long run. Use affirmations daily and practise visualising positive outcomes.

Set goals and smash them.

Do the right thing every day and walk with integrity. Always work towards improving your self-image, stay true to your values and radiate positivity.

3. LEARN FROM OTHER SUCCESSFUL WOMEN

Find yourself a mentor and take her out for coffee every now and then and absorb all the knowledge you possible can.

Reading books or listening to podcasts are other great ways of learning from the greatness of others. If you have some experience and knowledge, consider mentoring others and paying it forward. Women’s Month is all about celebrating one another, helping each other and lifting fellow women up.

Accept your strengths, weaknesses and uniqueness, and strive to be the best version of yourself. — Supplied.

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