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SEO for beginners – what do you need to know?

Friday, September 14th, 2018

You may have come across the term SEO if you’re new to the worlds of business or marketing. If you feel that it will benefit your career to know the basics of what SEO means and what it is used for, then this guide is for you.   This is not an in-depth guide on [Read more…]

How to write your first LinkedIn profile

Friday, September 14th, 2018

If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile in today’s business world, you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage.   94% of recruiters now use LinkedIn to vet job candidates.   Your LinkedIn profile can be used to, as LinkedIn themselves explain: “express your personal brand in 2,000 characters and glorious 3D, creating a dazzling picture of [Read more…]

Dos and Don’ts of asking for a promotion

Friday, September 14th, 2018

If you’re nervous about asking for a promotion but feel like you deserve one, here’s how to go about raising the subject with your employer, from making your case to reacting to the answer.   Asking for a promotion is putting yourself in a vulnerable position, but in order to advance in your career you [Read more…]

A-Z of Tech (T-U)

Friday, September 14th, 2018

The world of tech can be a confusing place full of complicated terms and theories. Are you new to the world of tech? Or do you just want to be informed about what’s going on? After all, advances in technology affect all of us.   This is the latest article in a series where we [Read more…]

How to create an effective landing page for your business

Friday, September 14th, 2018

A landing page is essentially where a visitor lands when they click on a link to your website. Its purpose is to turn those visitors into customers as soon as possible.   Your landing page could be your homepage, or a single page created purposefully to generate conversion for a particular campaign.   Whatever you [Read more…]

Study tips for if you’ve been out of education for a while

Friday, September 14th, 2018

If you’ve recently returned to Derby College to take another course, or you are considering it, it’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed by the prospect of returning to education.   Use these study tips and you’ll be back into the swing of things in no time.   Establish a routine Fitting your studies around [Read more…]

Relieve stress with these creative short courses

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Being creative can bring huge benefits to your health and wellbeing.   Studies have shown that 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body.   Stress can cause health problems such as heart disease, digestive disorders, susceptibility to viral illnesses and depression, so reducing your stress through creative endeavours can have knock-on benefits for your [Read more…]

Which of these popular productivity hacks will work for you?

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Different productivity techniques work for different people. Here are some of the most effective ways to tick things off your to-do list and find some time in your busy schedule – which one works best for you?   Use an app   Using technology in the right way can help you to organise your busy [Read more…]

What is a ‘side hustle?’ And why you should have one

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Do you want to make some extra money in addition to your regular income? A side hustle is a term used to describe turning your passion into a part-time business alongside your day job.   According to entrepreneur.com, around 35% of millennials have some sort of side business. https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/230431   There are several great reasons [Read more…]

Three tips for writing your speculative job application

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

A speculative job application is where a person looking for a job sends an application to a company without a job actually being advertised. It can be a highly effective way of getting jobs, internships and work experience placements that either haven’t been advertised yet, or won’t ever be advertised.   Why would a company [Read more…]

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