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[ 6 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

A new study by The University of Manchester has found that people employed in low-paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed.
The aim of the study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, was to examine the association of job transition with health and stress. The researchers were particularly interested in comparing the health of those who remained unemployed with those who transitioned to poor quality work, and examining whether the health impacts of good or poor quality jobs.
The study monitored over …

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[ 21 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

“The secret to winning is constant, consistent management” Tom Landry
Ultimately we all have to move into a management position if we want to keep progressing in our career. Much as we may enjoy the technical aspects of our work, management have the true responsibility for setting a company’s direction and strategy and so the final say.
The change from worker to manager is the toughest career transition to make for many people. This is especially so for people who like to be in control.
Your success depends on the success of your …

business mums news, employment, jobs, self employment, working from home »

[ 2 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

It might just be a case of ‘the grass is greener on the other side’, but according to a new survey from furniture@work,  66% of people surveyed would prefer to work from home. I’ve worked mainly from home for the last fifteen years, and it’s not all roses, but I can empathise with some of the issues that the survey found. 38% of those surveyed said the most annoying thing about working in an office is “too many distractions”, 17% specified their colleagues, 14% the workload  and 14%  the temperature! …

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[ 16 Jul 2017 | No Comment ]

There are so many reasons to learn a new language but none more crucial than when it comes to business and advancing our careers. A recent study by YouGov on behalf of Rosetta Stone found that the majority of UK residents can only fluently speak one language but that over half of them felt that a second language would help them progress in their career. Here’s why…
You’ll become more open to new possibilities
Not only will the knowledge of a second language make you distinguishable from the crowd, but it will …

business, business planning, career coaching, Headline, job hunting, work »

[ 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 …

business, business planning, flexible work, Headline, time management, work »

[ 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 …

business, Headline, self employment, working from home »

[ 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 …