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How to create a long-term career strategy

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Setting a long-term career strategy gives focus to your hard work. Here’s how to decide what you really want and figure out the steps to achieve it.   Deciding what your career goal is   Think about your options…   What do you like and dislike doing? Do you have any passions? How do you [Read more…]

Why setting goals shouldn’t just be for January

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

It’s New Year’s resolution time. Chances are you’ve set yourself a goal this year to get fit, read more books, save money, see more of your family or learn a new skill. The New Year is seen as the perfect opportunity to open a new chapter in your life. It symbolises fresh beginnings and hope [Read more…]

The ultimate apps for running a small business

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

We’ve got the rundown of our favourite apps that help you to stay ahead of your finances, team communication, task management and more in 2017. Top app for marketing AdWords – Google AdWords gets your business seen by the right people. It places your ads precisely when your target audience are searching for businesses like [Read more…]

How important are first impressions in an interview?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

First impressions are infinitely important at an interview. Research has shown that it can take less than a second for a person to form an opinion of you based on your physical appearance, body language, attitude, clothes and mannerisms. Human beings have evolved to make huge assumptions about one another’s health, success, intelligence, competence, trustworthiness, [Read more…]

Easy networking tips to try immediately

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Not everyone finds it easy to walk into a crowded room and introduce themselves to strangers. Nor does everyone understand how to navigate their way around an online business social network without making an etiquette faux pas. If you’re one of these people who finds the whole business of networking a bit overwhelming and more [Read more…]

CV clichés and how to avoid them

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Clichéd phrases are a great way to see your CV get tossed aside, no matter how qualified you are for the job. Your recruiter or potential employer sees loads of CVs over the course of the hiring process. “The minimum number of CVs that a recruiter will receive for a UK vacancy is 54,” say [Read more…]

Speculative job applications: How you should approach them

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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

Myth-busting your CV

Monday, April 13th, 2015

When it comes to writing your CV there’s no shortage of information and advice out there, from what you should include, to how long it should be, even to what font to use! (We’ll give you a clue: it’s not Comic Sans).   You’ll get different – and often conflicting – advice from different sources [Read more…]

The digital CV: what is it and should you have one

Monday, March 9th, 2015

According to a recent survey, some 42% of students don’t think the traditional paper CV is enough to cut it in the modern jobs market. With more people than ever before switching jobs, taking career breaks and even changing profession entirely, careers aren’t as straightforward as they used to be. The jobs market has changed, [Read more…]

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