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“Have you got any questions?” What to ask your interviewer

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

“Surprisingly, the most common answer to the interview question, “Do you have any questions?” is no” say Monster.com. This is the wrong answer.   Employers use this question to really differentiate between the candidates. It’s your opportunity to stand out and demonstrate that you have thought properly about your suitability for the position, as well [Read more…]

Best apps and websites for curating your career

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

From creating a professional network to finding your niche skills, here we’ve shared some of the best apps and websites out there to help you grow your career in the right direction.   Meetup.com  The networking experience on Meetup.com doesn’t necessarily happen online – but it’s a brilliant app for finding groups of people who [Read more…]

New Business series: How to write a one-page business plan

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

In our previous article, we explained why you need a business plan, and outlined how to write a traditional full-length business plan in case you need to apply for a business loan, for instance. Creating one of these documents can be a lengthy but necessary process – however, depending on the purpose of your business [Read more…]

Why mentoring benefits everyone involved

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Whether you’re looking for a career mentor, or you’re interested in becoming a mentor in order to further your own career – here’s how taking part in a mentoring scheme, or establishing a more casual mentor-mentee relationship can benefit everyone involved.   Why have a career mentor? It helps you stay focused Having a career [Read more…]

Why you should take a short professional course to accelerate your career

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Want to find success, increase your mental wellbeing and future-proof your career? There are many reasons why it’s a good idea to take a short professional course. Here we explore some of the benefits.   You can keep up with technological advances Rapid advances in technology mean there is an increasing need for workers to [Read more…]

Workplace wellbeing trends you should know about

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Want to know what employees and the companies they work for are doing to improve their physical and mental fitness in 2019? Read on.   Employers taking action Employers are recognising the need to keep their employees happy in order to increase productivity, improve work quality and increase employee retention. More and more employers are [Read more…]

Pippa Clark: How I became a Nurse with Leicester College 

Monday, July 8th, 2019

After deciding she wanted to become a Registered Nurse, Pippa Clark studied for her Health and Social Care Level 3 BTEC National Diploma at Leicester College. She agreed to speak to our Alumni Team about her experiences at college and how they helped her get where she is today.     “My time at Leicester College [Read more…]

Productivity series: How working fewer hours can improve your productivity

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Want to work fewer hours, but get more done? There’s a popular productivity theory that says that working fewer hours actually makes you more efficient.    But is this just a theory? Or is there proof that working fewer hours really does result in greater productivity?   Where does the theory come from?   Parkinson’s [Read more…]

New Business Series: How to write a business plan

Monday, July 8th, 2019

We’ve already shown you how to tell if your business idea is viable and the different ways you can fund your small business.   This next article will explain why you need a business plan, the different types of business plan and how to go about writing one. We’ll also share some useful tools and resources [Read more…]

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