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A podcast promoting the work of Smart Works Reading.
We empower women with styling and advice to give them the best opportunity to succeed at job interviews.

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A podcast promoting the work of Smart Works Reading.
We empower women with styling and advice to give them the best opportunity to succeed at job interviews.

    In conversation with Louisa Parris - fashions, passions and International Women's Day 2021

    In conversation with Louisa Parris - fashions, passions and International Women's Day 2021

    Smart Works Reading and fashion label founder Louisa Parris share a common passion - versatile, high quality and unique women's clothing that makes us feel fabulous. Alongside this runs a shared goal - challenging gender bias, fighting for equality and working to build women up to succeed. With International Women's Day calling us to #ChooseToChallenge, host LJ Stocks talks to Louisa Parris about her inspiration, her vision for the future, and her top tips for women looking to run their own business.

    Find out more about the work of Smart Works Reading here.

    Find out more about Louisa Parris here.

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    LJ Stocks is a copywriter and host of The Freelancers Club podcast ... www.ljstocks.co.uk

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    Music credits:

    Adventures by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu

    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/2Pj0MtT Music released by Argofox https://youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQEMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8

    • 29 min
    Give the Gift of Confidence this Christmas - with Olivia May

    Give the Gift of Confidence this Christmas - with Olivia May

    Here at Smart Works Reading, we build confidence from the outside in! When we look smart, we feel smart, so this Christmas we are encouraging everyone to Give the Gift of Confidence.

    In this podcast, host LJ Stocks chats to Jodie Evans, Business Manager at Olivia May, the ultimate shopping destination for niche international designers. We talk about what makes us feel confident, and some quick and easy tips to give us that extra confidence boost.

    Olivia May have donated a gift to our Christmas prize draw - to see the amazing prizes and to enter, click here.

    Find out more about the work of Smart Works Reading here.

    Find out more about Olivia May here.

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    LJ Stocks is a copywriter and host of The Freelancers Club podcast ... www.ljstocks.co.uk

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    Music credits:

    Adventures by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu

    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/2Pj0MtT Music released by Argofox https://youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQEMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8

    • 27 min
    Talking charity partners and Give 5 for 5 with Holy Brook Associates

    Talking charity partners and Give 5 for 5 with Holy Brook Associates

    Reading based Holy Brook Associates have chosen Smart Works Reading as their charity partner of the year. In this episode, host LJ Stocks talks to Rachel Eden, Director of Holy Brook Associates, about Corporate Social Responsibility, how they choose a charity partner, and exactly what that means. They also chat about the 'Give 5 for 5' campaign to celebrate Smart Works Reading's fifth anniversary and how you can get involved.

    Find out more about the work of Smart Works Reading here.

    Find out more about Holy Brook Associates here.

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    LJ Stocks is a copywriter and host of The Freelancers Club podcast ... www.ljstocks.co.uk

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    Music credits:

    Adventures by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu

    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/2Pj0MtT Music released by Argofox https://youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQEMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8

    • 12 min
    Smart Works Shorts #3 - Mirror Mirror

    Smart Works Shorts #3 - Mirror Mirror

    In our third episode of the 'Smart Works Shorts' podcast series, we stare into the 'self-view' function mirror. Video calls have become the norm, but why are we so obsessed with the self-view function, and how can we train ourselves to ignore it, or turn it off.  Ruth Aitken, client manager at a global tech company and also a Smart Works Reading volunteer interview coach, guides us to see just how distracting that little 'mirror' can be and what we can do about it.

    Find out more about the work of Smart Works Reading here.

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    Hosted by LJ Stocks, copywriter and host of The Freelancers Club podcast ... www.ljstocks.co.uk

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    Music credits:

    Adventures by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu

    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/2Pj0MtT Music released by Argofox https://youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQEMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8

    • 6 min
    Smart Works Shorts #2 - Dress to Impress

    Smart Works Shorts #2 - Dress to Impress

    Our second episode in the 'Smart Works Shorts' podcast series, we take a look at dressing for in-person and virtual interviews. With the increase in video call interviews, how can we still ensure we look our best, to give the best impression? Maggie McMillan, Head Dresser and Trustee at Smart Works Reading, shares her top tips for looking your best.

    Find out more about the work of Smart Works Reading here.

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    Hosted by LJ Stocks, copywriter and host of The Freelancers Club podcast ... www.ljstocks.co.uk

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    Music credits:

    Adventures by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu

    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/2Pj0MtT Music released by Argofox https://youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQEMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8

    • 4 min
    Smart Works Shorts #1 - Sorry Not Sorry

    Smart Works Shorts #1 - Sorry Not Sorry

    In our first 'Smart Works Shorts' podcast series we look at owning our apologies. What makes us apologise so much and how can we take control? We hear from Ruth Aitken, a client manager at a global tech company and also one of our volunteer interview coaches. She gives us her five top tips to own our apologies.

    Find out more about the work of Smart Works Reading here.

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    Hosted by LJ Stocks, copywriter and host of The Freelancers Club podcast ... www.ljstocks.co.uk

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    Music credits:

    Adventures by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu

    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/2Pj0MtT Music released by Argofox https://youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQEMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8

    • 5 min

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