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

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

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 generally enjoy their job. It could [Read more…]

Four ways AI is changing job hunting

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

We’ve all heard that artificial intelligence will be competing with us for our jobs in the future – but did you know it might already be helping companies recruit? In many ways, recruitment is an ideal fit for AI. It often involves processing huge amounts of information: it was reported that Tesco had to sift [Read more…]

De-stressing techniques you can do at your desk

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Stress is the feeling of being under so much pressure from the demands of life, such as work, money or relationships, that you feel unable to cope. This feeling is actually hormones like cortisol flooding our systems, causing our heart rate to increase, our breath to quicken and our blood vessels to increase the oxygen [Read more…]

Your guide to bouncing back from negative feedback

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

It’s that moment we all hate. Whether you get the call to step into the boss’s office or you receive a complaint from a client or customer, it’s painful to hear someone say they thought you did a bad job. But it’s also valuable information. Knowing where you need to improve your performance is vital [Read more…]

The dreaded interview question: Why did you leave your last job?

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

It’s the question that’s rattled even the most confident of interviewees, whether they left their last job on good terms, or not. If you were made redundant or even fired, how do you put a positive spin on your situation to a potential employer? If you made the decision to leave, how do you convince [Read more…]

Starting your own business – where to begin?

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

More people than ever before are ditching their 9-5 in favour of setting up their own business and working for themselves. Yet taking those first steps and branching out on your own are daunting to say the least, even if you just know your business is going to be a success. If you fancy yourself [Read more…]

How to approach speculative job applications

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

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

The dos and don’ts of speaking in meetings

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

When it comes to meetings, whether online or face-to-face, some of us need advice on how to speak more often – and some of us need advice on when to tone it down a bit. The best meetings have plenty of concise, pithy observations, with everyone contributing and everyone listening. If you have too many [Read more…]

How 3D printing is changing the way we do business

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Digital technology has changed the world in many ways, but much of it has just taken place in the realm of information on a screen. That’s all changing with the rise of 3D printing. 3D printing is a new type of manufacturing. Instead of starting with a block of material and machining it down into [Read more…]

The shy person’s guide to selling yourself at interviews

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

When it comes to job interviews, some of us just aren’t naturals. If you’re the shy and retiring type, it can feel awkward and out-of-character to start bragging about your achievements. Perhaps that’s why job interviews are notoriously bad at predicting how people will perform in the company: they’re barely better than tossing a coin. [Read more…]

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