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A guide to asking for a pay rise

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

If you feel like you should be earning more money, read our advice on how to ask for a pay rise.   How much to ask for It’s important to ask your employer for a reasonable, well-researched pay increase. Asking your fellow employees how much they’re being paid is one way to find out your [Read more…]

5 tips to improve your work/life balance in 2018

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Do you feel like you’re meeting the demands of both your work and personal life? If the answer is no, you may need to look into your work/life balance.   This is defined as the time you devote to leisure and personal care versus the amount of time you spend at work. Leisure time is [Read more…]

How to plan your job search without getting overwhelmed

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Once you’ve made the decision to find a new job, it can be tempting to react in one of two ways.   Quantity over Quality You may be the type of person who wants to immediately start sending out CVs left right and centre in the hopes of bagging yourself an interview. You’ll apply for [Read more…]

2017 in review: our best advice of the year

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Here are our most-read advice, articles and expert interviews from 2017. This year our alumni community learnt about building a career in a fast-paced, modern environment and the importance of lifelong learning to stay ahead of the game. You also showed a keen interest in building something for yourselves, with advice to help the entrepreneurs [Read more…]

Career Guide: Nursing

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Welcome to the latest guide in our series about health and social care careers. Make sure you check out our other guides here: What you can do with your Health and Social Care qualification Healthcare Careers: Medical Research and Development   Whether you already have a Health and Social care qualification, or are thinking about [Read more…]

Why you should volunteer with your former college and ways to do it

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Want that warm, fuzzy feeling that only comes from helping others? We’ve got lots of opportunities, both big and small, for you to get involved with your former college –but did you know that helping out could benefit you too?   Aside from getting that warm, fuzzy feeling, read on to discover the different ways [Read more…]

How to job-hunt over the holiday period

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

If you’ve just thought “I’ll look for a job in the new year,” then it’s time to rethink your strategy. The new year may symbolise fresh starts, but it can put you at a great advantage to start your job hunting before the holiday period.   Here’s what you need to know about finding employment [Read more…]

Dos and don’ts of coping with exam stress

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Revising for your exams can be a stressful time. For a few weeks every winter and summer students across the UK find themselves in the midst of exam season and many are feeling the pressure.   High stress levels can negatively affect your performance, so it’s important to make your state-of-mind a priority.   If [Read more…]

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