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Get on top of your smartphone habit and free up time

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

On average we now check our smartphones every 15 minutes, whether or not anything is happening, according to psychology professor Larry Rosen. “We’ve built up this layer of anxiety surrounding our use of technology, that if we don’t check in as often as we think we should, we’re missing out,” he told CNBC. Most of [Read more…]

The do’s and don’ts of speaking in meetings

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

When it comes to meetings, 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 thoughtful, silent introverts or [Read more…]

And finally… do you have any questions for us?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Have you ever been flummoxed by the ‘Have you got any questions?’ question in an interview? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. It’s easy for your mind to go blank when faced with such an open question at the end of an interview but it almost always crops up – and it’s more important [Read more…]

Do you need a career mentor?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Wherever you are in your career, it can be difficult navigating alone. This is where a career mentor can help. “A career mentor is someone who shares their knowledge and expertise with you in order to help you set goals, fix problems, and make good choices along your career path,” says thebalancecareers.com/ The non-profit careers organisation [Read more…]

What to do if you’ve been laid off

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

The first thing to recognise is that it can happen to anyone. It’s estimated that 55% of young workers can expect to be made redundant at some point in their careers. Increasingly, your career path could depend on your ability to bounce back from a setback like this. So, we’ve gathered some expert views on [Read more…]

How to ask for time off for training

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Gaining new skills is a boon for both you and your employer: it helps the company you work for stay up-to-date and develops their talent, while it gives you a chance to climb the career ladder. But no resource in business is quite as scarce as time. Combining full-time work with study isn’t always practical, [Read more…]

Dreaming of freedom as a freelancer?

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Ever wondered if you could escape the monotony of the same desk, the same coffee mug and the same old faces every day? A lot of people like the security of a permanent job, and there are many advantages, but if you’ve found yourself daydreaming of working from the Bahamas, you may well be after [Read more…]

Why you should continue learning as an adult

Friday, January 10th, 2020

A study undertaken by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills suggests that engaging in continued education can have multiple benefits, impacting many different areas of life. Continuing learning into your adult life doesn’t necessarily have to lead to a formal qualification to be valuable – in some cases, removing the ‘pressure to achieve’ can [Read more…]

Should you KonMari your messy office?

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Tidying up has become a craze, thanks to the Japanese guru of de-cluttering, Marie Kondo, and her KonMari method. Her Netflix show and best-selling book have encouraged millions of people to chuck out the old and settle into a calmer, more organised way of life. If you’re reading this surrounded by mounds of paper at [Read more…]

Network your way to your dream job

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Nearly two thirds of us believe that who you know still matters more than what you know when it comes to career success. But just because you don’t have the right old school tie, that doesn’t necessarily mean your career path is blocked – after all, we can meet people and make connections throughout our [Read more…]

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