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Co-working spaces in London

9 Nov , 2014  

The number of Co-working spaces in London has hit over 100, a phenomenal figure considering that over a decade ago co-working was almost unheard of. The definition of co-working is somewhat still a debate. Although there is no universal definition of co-working, it is important to identify that co-working spaces are different to incubators and […]

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Top 5 characteristics for working in a start up

3 Nov , 2014  

Hiring for your start-up can be a critical decision. Creating a functional team is difficult, particular traits that are often suggested to look out for are the smart and qualified individuals, however this doesn’t always translate into the real traits you should be hiring for. There are certain characteristics to look out for in candidates […]

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Get a grip: building my confidence

26 Oct , 2014  

Fall in LOVE with pitching. Not the easiest thing especially for a girl who doesn’t consider herself to be very confident. There’s always going to be a time in your life when you need to pitch, whether it’s yourself, your idea, a presentation or a proposal for your business. Pitching isn’t just about gaining the […]

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Top tips for applying to jobs

20 Oct , 2014  

Spelling mistakes, incorrect email etiquette and not following instructions: these are all common pitfalls I’ve noticed when people apply to jobs. I’ve previously worked in recruiting and one aspect of my current role is recruiting. I have had the pleasure (discomfort) of sieving through hundreds of applications in the search for a superstar. Here are […]

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How did you get a job in a start up?

21 Sep , 2014  

How did you get a job in a start up? Luck (and good timing). I never set out to get a job in a start up and quite frankly a few years ago I didn’t even know what one was. I had always worked in retail or sales jobs, as it was easy, fairly decent […]