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How to use LinkedIn to land your dream job

Monday, February 14th, 2022

There’s no doubt that LinkedIn is a really powerful way to make connections and move on in your career. The company claims to have around 30 million UK members – meaning most of the workforce is on there – and in surveys about 7 out of 10 employers say they use it.   But the [Read more…]

The trends shaping the next ten years of your career

Monday, February 14th, 2022

After a couple of years in which the pandemic has turned working life upside-down, we’ve all learned from experience how world events can change careers – for better or worse.   So it’s only natural to wonder how trends taking shape on the horizon might affect the jobs we do in the next decade.   [Read more…]

Workplace problems: How to deal with a difficult boss

Monday, February 14th, 2022

You may have heard the saying…  People don’t quit their jobs, they quit their bosses. Generally, workers really don’t want to work for a boss who doesn’t support them, or for one whose behaviour is poor and ineffectual. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a world where every manager is good one. However, we do live in [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

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