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Tips for a better work/life balance

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?

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

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

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…]