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Beat procrastination to get productive

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Almost all of us find ourselves getting distracted or putting things off from time to time, but for around one in five people, it’s a chronic problem. Psychologists believe that we’re not born procrastinators, but it’s a habit that grows over time.   The good news is that habits can be broken as well as [Read more…]

You’re never too old for a year out

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Gap years aren’t just reserved for young students straight out of school. Neither are gap years restricted to donning a backpack and an ankle bracelet and heading straight to South East Asia to drink buckets of dubious alcohol on a sun-drenched party island. (Although, if that’s what you want to do with your year out, [Read more…]

Perfecting your elevator pitch

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Imagine that you have to sell yourself or your company in 30-seconds. You’ve just jumped into an elevator with the head of your company or a major potential investor, and you’ve got a rare opportunity to pitch to them while the elevator travels between floors. What would you say to get their attention?   Today, the [Read more…]

The golden rules of phone interviews

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Recruiters and employers use phone or online interviews to narrow down large volumes of applicants and ensure that you’re a credible and serious applicant before you’re invited for a face-to-face interview. The good news is, if you get a call it means they like your CV, and it’s then up to you to convince them [Read more…]

Changing career could be easier than you think

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Changing your career can be a daunting prospect, but if you want to do something new, develop your existing role into something else or just fancy a challenge, then it may be the right decision for you. Many of our alumni have come to learn that making the decision to change your career is often [Read more…]

How do you get work experience when you don’t have any experience?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

It’s a dilemma faced by jobseekers, particularly the younger ones, up and down the country: how do you get a job without previous experience and how do you get experience without a job? This is a challenge for jobseekers in almost every industry and is an incredibly frustrating catch-22 for those who are just starting out.   So how do you beat it? It’s time [Read more…]

How Smart Financial Management Can Boost Your Career

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

We all know the value of spending and investing our pay packet wisely. But what if there was a chance that shrewd financial management could help you up the career ladder and into a higher salary bracket?   Some financial advisers are increasingly discovering that career planning and investment advice go hand in hand. After [Read more…]

How to make the most of time off

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

We’re becoming increasingly bad at taking breaks in Britain. A recent study suggested that workers wasted a total of 163 million days of annual leave, gifting their employers labour worth £7bn.   Most people blamed work being too busy. But that free labour isn’t a good thing in the long run for anyone. Tired workers [Read more…]

Unsure what to do post-uni? Try these CV-friendly options

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

It’s nearly that time of year when young people nationwide pack up their bags, buy some pots and pans, say some teary goodbyes, and head off to university. But what if you’ve finished uni and don’t quite know what to do next? Don’t worry, try these CV-friendly ideas that might just kick-start an amazing career.   Work abroad [Read more…]

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