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Why (and how) to follow up on your job application

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Once you have spent hours crafting your latest application, proof-read it multiple times and finally uploaded it, it can be easy to think, ‘that’s it – job done’. However, taking the next step and following up on your application can help you stand out in three important ways: It demonstrates your enthusiasm and interest in [Read more…]

Changing your career? Here’s how to start

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Plenty of people have been looking for a fresh start in recent months, with workers leaving jobs in record numbers as they search for a role that fits them better. In one survey last year, almost a third of workers said they were planning to quit soon. If you’re looking to make a change, it’s [Read more…]

How to find a career mentor

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Are you feeling unsure about your career choices and your personal development? Maybe you’re ready to take the next step, but you’re not sure what that step should be. Perhaps you want to learn from the experience of someone successful in your industry. In each of these situations (and many more), a career mentor could [Read more…]

Cutting edge jobs that didn’t exist ten years ago

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Technology continues to change the labour market at an incredible pace, and even the most senior figures in business can’t be sure where it’s going. A report by Dell Technologies on the future of work and technology in 2030 found that nearly half of senior decision-makers didn’t know what their industry would look like in [Read more…]

Need a promotion? Here are the Dos and Don’ts

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

If you feel like you deserve a promotion but are nervous about asking for one, here’s how to go about raising the subject with your employer, from making your case to reacting to the answer.   Asking for a promotion can make you feel you are putting yourself in a vulnerable position but to advance [Read more…]

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…]

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