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The benefits of learning for pleasure

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

What is learning for pleasure? To those of you who feel like your mind is about to explode with information – don’t look away yet, this could help you significantly. In the digital age we live in, we’re utterly overloaded with information. We’re bombarded daily and can sometimes become overwhelmed with burned out brains. When [Read more…]

Franchises… an alternative to starting your own business?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

If you’re seeking the potential rewards that come with setting up your own business but are also worried about the risks, you could consider investing in a franchise instead. Franchises come with many of the benefits of owning your own business, but with more security. In their latest survey, the British Franchise Association and NatWest [Read more…]

Professional Networking Like a Pro

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Ever heard the phrase ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know?’ Professional networking dispels this myth, as the purpose of professional networking is not only forging mutually beneficial relationships with other people in business, but also about sharing knowledge and expertise. Professional networking can seem like a daunting two words if you haven’t [Read more…]

Essential apps for getting things done

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

There’s way more to office life than email and Excel these days. The explosion of the app economy that came with the advent of modern smartphones has meant that there are hardly any tasks that aren’t being made easier with technology.   With all this choice, sorting the productivity gold from the distracting dross isn’t [Read more…]

The dreaded interview question: What are your weaknesses?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Not ready to spill the beans on your biggest flaws at your next important job interview? Unsurprisingly, we at the Alumni Association don’t recommend it either. ‘What are your biggest weaknesses’ is a clichéd question that has been the downfall of even the savviest and most prepared job candidates. But worry not, there is a [Read more…]

Beat procrastination to get productive

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Almost all of us find ourselves getting distracted or putting things off from time to time, but for around one in five people, it’s a chronic problem. Psychologists believe that we’re not born procrastinators, but it’s a habit that grows over time. The good news is that habits can be broken as well as made. [Read more…]

Changing career could be easier than you think

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Changing your career can be a daunting prospect, but if you want to do something new, develop your existing role into something else or just fancy a challenge, then it may be the right decision for you. Many of our alumni have come to learn that making the decision to change your career is often [Read more…]

You’re never too old for a year out

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Gap years aren’t just reserved for young students straight out of school. Neither are gap years restricted to donning a backpack and an ankle bracelet and heading straight to South East Asia to drink buckets of dubious alcohol on a sun-drenched party island. (Although, if that’s what you want to do with your year out, [Read more…]

Perfecting your elevator pitch

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Imagine that you have to sell yourself or your company in 30-seconds. You’ve just jumped into an elevator with the head of your company or a major potential investor, and you’ve got a rare opportunity to pitch to them while the elevator travels between floors. What would you say to get their attention? Today, the term [Read more…]

The golden rules of phone interviews

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Recruiters and employers use phone or online interviews to narrow down large volumes of applicants and ensure that you’re a credible and serious applicant before you’re invited for a face-to-face interview. The good news is, if you get a call it means they like your CV, and it’s then up to you to convince them [Read more…]

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