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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…]

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…]

New Year and your career

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The fun of New Year’s Eve now seems like a distant memory as the gloom of January sets in, so how are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? It’s easy to give up on those promises to yourself, especially in the face of cold weather and long nights, but have you thought about making your [Read more…]

Making the jump to management: what you need to know

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

You wrote a superb job application, landing you an interview which you absolutely aced. You were even more impressive at the second stage interview, and later that day got the call you’d been hoping for. You’ve got the manager job – now what? We’re all trying to climb the career ladder, but taking on a [Read more…]

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

Monday, December 1st, 2014

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 enjoy their job overall. It could be [Read more…]

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