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How to make the most of time off

Friday, August 21st, 2020

We’re becoming increasingly bad at taking breaks in Britain. A recent study suggested that workers wasted a total of 163 million days of annual leave, gifting their employers labour worth £7bn. Most people blamed work being too busy. But that free labour isn’t a good thing in the long run for anyone. Tired workers are [Read more…]

How Smart Financial Management Can Boost Your Career

Friday, August 21st, 2020

We all know the value of spending and investing our pay packet wisely. But what if there was a chance that shrewd financial management could help you up the career ladder and into a higher salary bracket? Some financial advisers are increasingly discovering that career planning and investment advice go hand in hand. After all, [Read more…]

How do you get work experience when you don’t have any experience?

Friday, August 21st, 2020

It’s a dilemma faced by jobseekers, particularly the younger ones, up and down the country: how do you get a job without previous experience and how do you get experience without a job? This is a challenge for jobseekers in almost every industry and is an incredibly frustrating catch-22 for those who are just starting out.   So how do you beat it? It’s time [Read more…]

Unsure what to do post-uni? Try these CV-friendly options

Friday, August 21st, 2020

It’s nearly that time of year when young people nationwide pack up their bags, buy some pots and pans, say some teary goodbyes, and head off to university. But what if you’ve finished uni and don’t quite know what to do next? Don’t worry, try these CV-friendly ideas that might just kick-start an amazing career.  Work abroad  Don’t [Read more…]

Stuck in a rut at work? Try these ‘get noticed’ tips

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

We all have our good days and bad days at work, whether you’re a butcher, baker or a business systems software analyst. But what if you find yourself having more bad days than good days? Anyone can fall into a bit of a rut at work, even if they generally enjoy their job. It could [Read more…]

Four ways AI is changing job hunting

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

We’ve all heard that artificial intelligence will be competing with us for our jobs in the future – but did you know it might already be helping companies recruit? In many ways, recruitment is an ideal fit for AI. It often involves processing huge amounts of information: it was reported that Tesco had to sift [Read more…]

De-stressing techniques you can do at your desk

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Stress is the feeling of being under so much pressure from the demands of life, such as work, money or relationships, that you feel unable to cope. This feeling is actually hormones like cortisol flooding our systems, causing our heart rate to increase, our breath to quicken and our blood vessels to increase the oxygen [Read more…]

Your guide to bouncing back from negative feedback

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

It’s that moment we all hate. Whether you get the call to step into the boss’s office or you receive a complaint from a client or customer, it’s painful to hear someone say they thought you did a bad job. But it’s also valuable information. Knowing where you need to improve your performance is vital [Read more…]

The dreaded interview question: Why did you leave your last job?

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

It’s the question that’s rattled even the most confident of interviewees, whether they left their last job on good terms, or not. If you were made redundant or even fired, how do you put a positive spin on your situation to a potential employer? If you made the decision to leave, how do you convince [Read more…]

How to approach speculative job applications

Friday, June 19th, 2020

As a great way to tap into the hidden jobs market or find an opportunity that would have normally passed you by, speculative job applications can be the fast-track to your dream job. The least you’ll get out of a speculative application is that you’re forced to think carefully about your relevant skills and experience, [Read more…]

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