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Should you go back to college? Things to consider

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Studying as an adult can bring you enormous benefits, whether you want to change your career, gain skills to get that promotion or learn something that interests you just for the fun of it. Going back to college could lead to:   Improvements in physical and mental well-being Increased confidence and positive attitude Career progression General life satisfaction [Read more…]

Online tools to help you focus at work

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Are you constantly being distracted from your work by the irresistible urge to check your social media? Or do you struggle with the noise and interruptions that come from working in close quarters in a busy office? Perhaps you’re just trying to do too much at once and need help focussing on your priorities in [Read more…]

Career Guide: Exciting jobs in IT and Computing

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The technology industry is growing at a faster rate than almost any other. In the UK, technology businesses are growing 2x faster than non-digital businesses and in London, a new technology business is born on average every single hour. The demand for jobseekers with IT and Computing skills is growing – but what kinds of [Read more…]

A guide to modern interviews: video calls and prescreenings

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Recruiters are increasingly using video interviews and video prescreenings, but do you know the difference? And do you know how to conduct yourself professionally on camera to maximise your chances of making it to the next round of interviews?   Having a round of video interviews before recruiters meet candidates face-to-face has become commonplace in [Read more…]

The benefits of employing older jobseekers for your company

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The number of companies hiring older job seekers is on the rise.   According to the most recent government employment statistics, “The number of people aged 50 and over in employment has grown strongly in recent years,” increasing by 14.2%.   What’s more, over the next ten years, UK employers will need to fill around 13.5 million vacancies, with [Read more…]

Career Guide: Hospitality and Catering

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Have you already got your qualification and want to know what you can do with it? Or are you just starting out and are ready to be inspired by the opportunities available in this exciting, varied and fast-paced industry? Read on to find out more.   The hospitality and catering industry covers hotels, restaurants, pubs, [Read more…]

Workplace problems: How to deal with a difficult boss

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The second article in a new series where we take an in-depth look at common workplace problems.   Read: What to do when your boss expects too much   Unfortunately, we don’t live in a world where every manager is good one. However, we do live in a world where you can choose to respond [Read more…]

New to the job market? Trends you need to know about

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

If it’s been a while since you’ve been a job seeker, or you are entering the job market for the first time, here’s what you need to know about the employment landscape in 2018.   Social Media is an increasingly important job search tool   According to statistics from careerbuilder.com, 70% of companies are now [Read more…]

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