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What you should really talk about in your next interview to land that job

Friday, October 21st, 2022

According to several studies, the question you should be answering if you want to impress at your next interview is:   What is your intrinsic motivation for applying for this job? But what does this mean exactly? There are two types of motivation you can talk about when applying for a job: Your extrinsic motivation [Read more…]

Five reasons to consider a career in accounting and finance

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

From the post-pandemic ‘Great Resignation’ to the current cost of living crisis, events are causing lots of people to take another look at their career path. One in four people aged 16 to 34 were considering changing jobs last year. In uncertain times, you want a career that is stable, has plenty of options and [Read more…]

How to use tech to turbocharge your job search

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

It can be a crowded field when you’re job hunting these days, so you want to use every tool at your disposal to get an edge over the competition. Luckily, there’s an increasingly wide range of technology to help you land a great new role, offering everything from the inside scoop on employers to CV-writing [Read more…]

Why it can be better to work for a startup

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Admittedly, working for a startup may not be suitable for everyone. The downsides can be long hours, uncertain job security and the risk of failure. But for the right person, helping to create a business from scratch can be the most fulfilling career experience – and in the right circumstances, it can be lucrative, too. [Read more…]

How to make crowdfunding work for your business

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Peloton is worth more than $3bn, sustainable sneaker firm Allbirds is worth $300m and Oculus was bought by Facebook in 2014 for $2bn – but they all started life as crowdfunding campaigns. It’s a way of raising investment from members of the public inspired by your ideas and it’s now well-established as a potential route [Read more…]

The best jobs you can do from anywhere in the world

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Forget WFH, and say hello to WFA – Work From Anywhere. With the help of forward-thinking companies, some workers are taking advantage of the remote revolution to live the digital nomad life, trekking from place to place, or simply moving to a place in the sun.   It’s not always simple – you’ll need to [Read more…]

How to create a long-term career strategy

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Setting a long-term career strategy gives focus to your hard work. Having a plan means that you will be following your ideal direction and are less likely to get blown off course or side-tracked by career and life events – good or bad! Here’s some thoughts on how to decide what you really want and [Read more…]

Want a pay rise? Here’s how to ask for it

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Soaring inflation and rising bills have the question of pay rises on everyone’s minds right now. While the Bank of England has pleaded for pay restraint to avoid fuelling inflation further, anyone seeing their salary rise by less than around 10% is likely to see their spending power decrease this year.   But many of [Read more…]

Four Tips That Really Work for Better Mental Health in Your Job

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Helping people stay mentally healthy at work – and keeping them productive – is a growing concern right now. Employers are offering everything from mindfulness apps to puppies in the office in the hope of tackling absence and keeping morale high.   But how do you know what really makes a difference? Respected health research [Read more…]

How to build an industry reputation on social media

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Social media has changed career networking for ever. In many industries it’s now possible to build a reputation that extends way beyond the people you’ve worked with, creating a personal brand that can bring real opportunities.   It’s something that’s likely to become more and more important if trends towards remote working continue and face-to-face [Read more…]

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