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Improving your soft skills: five ways to be a better communicator

Monday, November 14th, 2022

More and more employers say the skills most in demand aren’t necessarily technical qualifications but the personal qualities that enable teams to work together effectively – so-called “soft skills”.   In the last employer skills survey by the government, businesses said 66% of vacancies caused by skills shortages were due to a lack of soft [Read more…]

How do internet celebrities make money?

Monday, November 14th, 2022

More young people would now like to be YouTubers than astronauts, one survey suggests. It’s a sign of just how well-established the career of social media influencer has become – at least for some of the industry’s biggest names.   The market for influencers worldwide was estimated to be worth £11.2bn last year. In the [Read more…]

Five factors that make a good boss

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Great managers are like gold dust. A study by the research and consultancy company Gallup found that only about one in ten workers have the right qualities – and 82% of the time, companies promote the wrong person.   But Gallup also found that another one in five people have managerial talents and could become [Read more…]

The Power of Persuasion – Tips for Persuasive Writing

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Being able to write persuasively is a powerful skill to master. Whether you’re writing an essay, a proposal, an article, a review, an advert, or even a letter to your MP, convincing your audience to side with your point of view is essential to success.   Here we outline some of the most effective ways [Read more…]

How to start a passive income business

Friday, October 21st, 2022

Passive income has become a huge buzzword in personal finance, with influencers and internet marketers eager to sell their idea of how you can make easy money. But what is it really?   The idea behind passive income is an irresistible one – build your earnings without putting in ongoing labour. Traditionally, that’s meant things [Read more…]

Tips to build an effective landing page for your business

Friday, October 21st, 2022

Landing pages are big business. Essentially, a landing page is where a visitor first ‘lands’ when they click on a link to your website from another location. The purpose of a landing page is to swiftly capitalise on the interest that has been generated and turn the visitor into a customer as soon as possible. [Read more…]

Five tips for a successful return to learning

Friday, October 21st, 2022

Returning to study after years away from textbooks can transform your career, but it can also be daunting. As a mature student, you might worry that you’ll feel isolated and stand out among all the 19-year-olds, or that you won’t remember how to structure an essay.   So, it’s good to remember that you’re not [Read more…]

The best brain-training apps

Friday, October 21st, 2022

Everyone accepts that our bodies stay healthier if we give them a good workout on a regular basis. The idea that the same might be true of our brains is a little more controversial, but it’s growing in popularity.   Scientists have been learning more and more about how our brains can adapt and change [Read more…]

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