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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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[ 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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[ 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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[ 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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[ 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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[ 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 …

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[ 3 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]

Millions of women admit they would consider not having children because of their career

Half (49%) of women admit they would consider not having children because of their work while two thirds (67%) of women are concerned about what the impact of having children might have on their career
Of those that have had children, half (50%) say they have missed important milestones such as their child’s first steps and first words because of work
So are the demands of work now so great on women that they have to choose between a …

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[ 28 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]
Win the ultimate career booster

Are you fed up with not getting the job you want? If so, watch the video, then visit Jobsite to win a fabulous package that will help you achieve your goals.Career coaching, interview training, even the right outfit: all this and more is included in the competition prize. This could really give you a boost if you’ve taken a career break and are unsure about how to get back on track: an iPad is part of the prize too. Visit the site, ‘CV writing help from Jobsite UK’, to get the …