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The top 10 podcasts for mental well-being

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Looking after your mental well-being is arguably just as important as taking care of your physical health. What is mental well-being? The phrase simply refers to how you are feeling and how well you are coping with the ups and downs of day-to-day life. Are you feeling stressed? Confident? Productive? Anxious? Able to engage with [Read more…]

Study tips for if you’ve been out of education for a while

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Returning to education after a break can feel a little overwhelming, especially if it’s been a while since you were last in a classroom. But with a bit of planning and the right mindset, you can set yourself up for success. We have compiled some practical study tips to help you get back into the [Read more…]

Improving your soft skills: four tips for better creative thinking

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Every business needs imaginative problem-solvers, so it’s no surprise that a LinkedIn survey of employers found that creative thinking was top of their list of desirable soft skills. And while many people think creativity is innate, there’s plenty of evidence that it’s a skill anyone can develop. “There’s not really any evidence that one person [Read more…]

Cutting edge jobs that didn’t exist ten years ago

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Technology continues to change the labour market at an incredible pace, and even the most senior figures in business can’t be sure where it’s going. A report by Dell Technologies on the future of work and technology in 2030 found that nearly half of senior decision-makers didn’t know what their industry would look like in [Read more…]

A shy person’s guide to being a confident presenter

Monday, January 16th, 2023

If getting up to speak in front of a room full of people is your worst fear, you’re far from alone: polling company Gallup once found it was the second biggest phobia, after snakes and ahead of heights and spiders. While nerves are natural, a lack of confidence can undermine your presentation and plant seeds [Read more…]

Free Part-time Courses Starting January

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Are you looking to retrain to change career, upskill to advance your existing career or get back into work? Dudley College of Technology has a unique package of specialist part-time courses leading to qualifications aimed at specific career skillsets from teaching to management and automotive to photography – all starting from January.   Included in the [Read more…]

The best apps for returning to study

Monday, December 12th, 2022

Time is tight for most people returning to study as an adult. In many cases, you’ve still got all the grown-up responsibilities of work and family, but now with classes, essays and revision on top.   The good news is that technology can buy us time by making us more productive, and app creators have [Read more…]

Improving your soft skills – how to manage your time

Monday, December 12th, 2022

A survey last year by recruitment specialists Drake International found that employers are increasingly valuing soft skills, like time management, as remote work becomes more common. That makes sense: the less you supervise your staff, the more they need to be able to organise themselves.   So how do you make the most of your [Read more…]

How to run great meetings – online or in person

Monday, December 12th, 2022

With the rise of remote and hybrid working along with new ways of communicating at work, the risks of holding bad, unproductive, or annoying meetings are only increasing. The meeting ‘that could have been an email’ is now joined by the meeting that could have been an instant message or just a thumbs-up emoji.   [Read more…]

Need a promotion? Here are the Dos and Don’ts

Monday, December 12th, 2022

If you feel like you deserve a promotion but are nervous about asking for one, here’s how to go about raising the subject with your employer, from making your case to reacting to the answer.   Asking for a promotion can make you feel you are putting yourself in a vulnerable position but to advance [Read more…]

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