How to cope with returning to work after a break

How to cope with returning to work after a break

Most of us experience the 'returner' syndrome at some point, whether after a career break to go travelling, a gap between roles or maternity leave. Should you walk back in as if you've never been away or act like the new recruit? Every situation is different, but there are some things you should take account of to ensure a smoother ride.

How networking can benefit your career

How networking can benefit your career

Networking is an over-used term, but it really does have benefits, even when you are in a stable role and happy in your existing organisation. Don't discount its enduring value; invest a little effort all the time. Here are six ways that networking can benefit your career...

The rules for socialising with colleagues

The rules for socialising with colleagues

Don't just accept any invitation or create any old event. Be really clear why you're doing the socialising and who you want or need to do it with. Is there a purpose, like the forming of a new team, or is it purely for you and your networking? It may simply be that you want to reconnect with a few colleagues? Be selective and prioritise.