Time To Step Up Your Career?


The most common New Year’s resolution is to find a new job, with more than one in five employees expected to leave their employer in 2016. But how do you know when it is time to quit or make a career change?

Step Up is a self-help book that provides career advice tailored to women. The book provides daily career workouts, and also features the stories of Kirsty Young, Bobbi Brown, Hemsley and Hemsley and Zaha Hadid.

Authors, Phanella Mayall Fine and Alice Olins wrote Step Up to provide women with practical support to advance their careers.

A lot of books talk about a problem and don’t offer a practical solution. Our book is really practical and easy to implement. We want women to step up into their own definition of success,” says Mayall Fine.

Step Up supports women by developing a plan for achieving career goals. “What you actually need to do is start by defining what success means to you,” says Mayall Fine.” Women can stay true to themselves, but learn to navigate male dominated organizations successfully.”

Mayall Fine says women are often told to network but are offered little guidance on how to do this effectively. Step Up offers the solution by breaking down goals into activities that take about 10 minutes a day.

Regardless of your definition of success or career background this book can help you to achieve your career goals in 2017 because it outlines tangible actions you can take on a daily basis.

For those of you who are worried it might be too late to make a career change Mayall Fine says this is just a fallacy. “It might sound cliché but the most successful people tend to really enjoy their work. Think about your interests and the tasks you enjoy doing and pursue that.”