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Tips for a better work/life balance

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Is the daily grind getting you down? Are you struggling to balance your working hours with time for family, exercise and relaxation? Is working at home, or under the pandemic restrictions, increasing the problem? According to the OECD, “the ability to successfully combine work, family commitments and personal life is important for the well-being of [Read more…]

Can sleep make you smarter?

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Well, no – not specifically. But it does make your brain work a lot better, especially when it comes to learning new things. According to a lecturer in neuroscience at the University of Manchester, we should spend about one third of our time asleep because it “is not only critical for staying alert and attentive,” [Read more…]

Tips on negotiating salary for a new job

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Negotiating your salary can be a tough balancing act between undervaluing and overvaluing yourself. If you suggest a salary that’s too high, you could price yourself out, as employers may offer the job to someone more affordable. Equally, if you give a figure that’s too low, employers may not think you’re senior enough for the [Read more…]

The benefits of using keywords in your CV

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

In today’s digital world, recruitment has, to a large extent, moved online. Employers and recruiters have access to vast numbers of CVs for potential candidates from huge online recruitment databases, online job sites and LinkedIn. According to Jobsite.co.uk, “the average CV is only looked at for 10 seconds.” That’s because “typically a Recruitment Consultant might [Read more…]

Leveraging your personal brand online

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Your personal brand is essentially how you present yourself or your business to the world, and particularly potential employers, colleagues, and business partners. Building your brand is the same as building your reputation, and this can be used to your advantage if you want to improve your job prospects, progress your professional networking or grow [Read more…]

The importance of following up on a job application

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

The number of applicants for every job vacancy is rising each year and the competition within the job market is fierce. The Covid pandemic has, unsurprisingly, made things even tougher and stories of huge numbers of applicants chasing roles are not hard to find.   Evidently, today’s job searchers need to do something to make themselves stand out from the crowd. But if you’ve [Read more…]

Why a career in engineering has unlimited possibilities

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Nearly 5.7 million employees currently work in engineering enterprises in the UK and the industry is expected to deliver a wealth of further opportunities in the coming years. Forecasts indicate that engineering employers will need to recruit 265,000 skilled entrants annually to meet demand, through to 2024.   The average salary has also been increasing [Read more…]

New to giving interviews? Here’s how to get the most from your time

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

As an employer, it’s likely that you’re inundated with applications for the job vacancies you post. Hiring the wrong person can be expensive and damaging to your business. Once you’ve whittled down your hopefuls to the final few, how do you make the most of your interview time and ensure you select a candidate that’s [Read more…]

What are soft skills and why are they important?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Research led by Harvard University shows that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills, while only 15% of success is based on technical skills. But what exactly are soft skills?   Soft skills can be defined as personal qualities or traits that allow the individual to interact harmoniously and effectively with other [Read more…]

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