The Blog

Month: August 2018

Great podcasts to kick-start your career during your commute

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

The average Briton spends nearly 2 hours commuting to and from work every day.   What’s more, a study has shown that the longer a person’s journey is to work, the lower their job satisfaction. The research by the University of the West of England found that “a 20 minute increase in commute time is as bad as a 19 per [Read more…]

5 essential tips for improving your public speaking

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

  Read our tips for public speaking, from overcoming nerves and perfecting your body language to connecting with your audience and taking inspiration from the best speeches of all time.     Overcoming nervousness  Being nervous is completely normal when you’re speaking in public. Luckily, some people’s nerves can help their performance as the adrenaline rush makes them feel more alert and [Read more…]

How to balance taking a course with your job

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

  Taking a professional course can bring huge benefits to your career:  Learning throughout your career can put you in an excellent position to fill skills gap in the marketplace. A 2013 study indicated that 85% of hiring managers said applicants don’t have the skills they’re looking for, so adding to your qualifications can put you at an immediate [Read more…]

How to negotiate your salary

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

  Negotiating your salary can be a tough balancing act between undervaluing and overvaluing yourself. If you suggest a salary that’s too high, you could price yourself out, as employers may offer the job to someone more affordable. Equally, if you give a figure that’s too low, employers may not think you’re senior enough for the job.  So, how do you handle the [Read more…]

How to answer the 3 toughest interview questions

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

  Don’t be caught off guard by these tough interview questions.     What is your greatest weakness?  This question is tough because it asks you to reveal something negative about yourself. Say something too negative and you risk costing yourself the job. Lie, and you risk looking like you’re hiding something. Plus, interviewers will be very familiar with [Read more…]

The golden rules of LinkedIn etiquette

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

First impressions are vital on LinkedIn. You just have to think about how long people spend looking at a LinkedIn profile. Different reports suggest this can be anything from 10 seconds to a minute. Either way, you don’t have much time to impress them. Luckily, our golden rules of LinkedIn etiquette can help you do just that.   The Golden Rules [Read more…]

Changing your career – where to start

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

  Changing your career can be a daunting prospect, but if you want to do something new, develop your existing role into something else or just fancy a challenge then it may be the right decision for you.    There could be many reasons why you’d want to change your career:  You didn’t make an informed decision about your current career in the [Read more…]