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[ 17 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

In life you are either selling, or being sold to. And in the context of job-seeking; if you don’t sell yourself when looking for work, you should expect someone else to land the job you deserve.
Selling yourself in the job market is about finding your voice – says Richard Pimm of Toastmasters International. Anyone looking for candidates wants to know what you are, first. And yet, incredibly, when jobseekers are asked this predictable question, they all too often give a useless fluffy answer, or worse, they give their life story.
Do …

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[ 15 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Tim Johnson
Life is too short to be grinding it out at work just to pay the bills, yet the bills need to be paid and so the work has to be done.  We live in interesting times of increasing uncertainty and yet with it increasing opportunity.  Never before has it been easier to work from home to run a purpose led business.
Working from home has the benefits of eliminating the daily commute, and being more flexible to meet the needs of the family.  It also has its …

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[ 28 Nov 2016 | No Comment ]
Career change tips from Olympic swimmer-turned TV presenter Rebecca Adlington

Olympic swimmer-turned TV presenter Rebecca Adlington is encouraging Britons who aren’t happy in their job to follow in her footsteps and make a career switch. This comes after new research reveals the UK is home to millions of unsatisfied workers, as 63% of us don’t love our jobs. This has led to 39% of people now considering going back to college and undertaking further training to help them get their dream job. However almost a third of people fear they’re too old to switch sectors, and a further one in …

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[ 11 Oct 2016 | No Comment ]

We’ve all experienced an annoying coworker; the person in the office who clears their throat endlessly, pounds their keyboard too loudly or is oblivious to how pungent their fish lunch is. And as for the guy who has his iPhone turned up too loud, well… simmering resentment towards these individuals is an inevitable result of spending the day in close proximity to strangers.  But while it is essential to learn to navigate their behaviour in a healthy way, it’s even more important to avoid actually becoming one of them.
To help …

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[ 7 Oct 2016 | No Comment ]

When you’re a parent, having a job that allows you to work flexibly is a must. You want to fit your work around your family, not the other way round, and be able to free up time whenever you need it to look after the kids. According to recent Citizens Advice statistics, parents make up just over half of all part-time self-employed people of working age in the UK, highlighting just how popular the freelance lifestyle has become.
If you’re looking to achieve a better work-life balance and increase your …

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[ 30 Sep 2016 | No Comment ]

At the end of a working day we all feel tired but if you are finding that you are often close to exhaustion then there may be some hidden reasons for this.
According to self-help author Anne Jones, you are very likely affected by the moods, thoughts and attitudes of the people you work with; their words, thoughts and emotions all have an energy charge and if their vibrations are low they can affect you.
So how can you avoid this and how can you protect yourself from energy depletion? Here are …

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[ 21 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]

Working from home is perhaps the most family-friendly working arrangement available. It allows parents the flexibility to manage their work commitments while still spending plenty of precious time with their children. With more and more companies waking up to the benefits of flexible working and allowing their employees the freedom to work from home, more workers are discovering that simply setting up your laptop at the kitchen table doesn’t cut the mustard as a long-term solution. If you’re serious about working from home on a full-time basis, or if you’re …

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[ 18 Sep 2015 | No Comment ]

The global hotel industry enjoys a total revenue of $457bn, so it’s easy to see why people seek careers within it – to enjoy competitive rates of pay, clear career ladders and the chance to reap the rewards.
Salaries are a strong point when it comes to the industry, with hotel management on average taking home £33,960 a year, sous-chefs £26,588 and receptionists earning £19,698, according to reed.co.uk. The median for gross annual earnings in the country at the last count was £27,200, so roles within the industry fall close to …

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[ 20 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]

 Tune into our live WebTV show with Luke Roberts and law firm Slater and Gordon as we discuss the serious problem of bullying in the workplace.
 Show date: 20th August 2015
Show time: 1pm
Have you ever experienced bullying in the workplace and would speaking out about it mean jeopardizing your job or future career prospects?
Recent research reveals that a staggering amount of people have been bullied in the workplace with a further frightening amount of people admitting to witnessing others being bullied.
Joining us in this special live and interactive show is former …

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[ 3 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]

You’ve applied for a new job after your maternity leave. Out of the dozens of CVs and application letters you’ve sent, finally an answer comes through. Except, they are asking you to take a psychometric test before you get to the interview stage. You start panicking, thinking of hieroglyphs and complicated mathematical problems. You even think of giving up on the application all together and forget about that job. But Psychometric tests aren’t that bad, you often don’t even need to study for them.
Psychometric testing is used by 70% of …