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[ 3 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

I spoke to career expert Amanda Augustine from TopCV about all things job hunting – and being a busy working mum!
What is your full job title and what does your job involve?
I am the resident career advice expert at TopCV, which is the largest CV-writing service in the world. I am also a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and resume writer (CPRW). My passion is helping professionals, whatever their age or stage, to improve their career and find the right job sooner by providing practical, tactical job-seeking advice.
What are …

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[ 25 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

Whether it is time for a complete career change or you are trying to get back into the workplace after some time out, searching for a new job can often seem very daunting. Maybe you have some hours to kill with the kids being now back to school, or you just needed to take some time out to reconsider your options; making the decision to return to work is actually the hardest part of the process.
Taking a course, with leading online course provider AVADO, might be a way to help …

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[ 31 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

By now, you’re probably well aware of the UK’s Gender Pay Gap. A government report revealed an average GPG of 9.3%, with only 11% of women employed by a company that pays women an equal or higher salary than men. That means 89% of women work for a company that pays women, on average, less than men.

 
The Gender Pay Gap cannot be attributed to one specific cause, but results from a combination of several factors like the fact that men are more likely to be employed within more senior roles …

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[ 31 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

What radical actions are needed to support people losing jobs to automation in the future? And how will we fund them?
 Society is bracing itself for technological disruption, automation, and continuing global economic shifts.  What are the mechanisms that might help prepare for these changes? And how will the money be found to pay for them?
Suggested mechanisms to support unemployed people:
 Universal / Guaranteed Basic Incomes – With inevitably employment casualties from automation many are arguing for a guaranteed or universal basic income (UBI)– paying a living wage to everyone – …

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[ 20 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

New research proves steady progress is the key to securing the top position
New business school research has revealed the career tactics necessary to become a top company CEO; specialise in one industry, get promoted regularly and resist the urge to change jobs frequently.
Bernard Forgues from emlyon business school worked with colleagues to identify the career trajectories of the top 100 CEO’s according to the Fortune 100 listing of companies. The research team charted each CEO’s career from the very beginning to when they became a CEO.
In doing so, they looked …

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[ 16 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

A perfect work-life balance is often touted as an ideal. Achieving it in all areas at the same time, such as family, faith, career, health, fun, and friends can be a challenge. However, you can make choices today that increase the odds you’ll achieve your goals and be successful in more than one area. Here are tips on how you can find success in both your career and personal life.
Set Your Priorities for the Long Term
You don’t want to live a life that alternates between “thank God it’s Friday” and …

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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 …

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[ 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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[ 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 …