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Improving your soft skills: five ways to be a better communicator

Monday, November 14th, 2022

More and more employers say the skills most in demand aren’t necessarily technical qualifications but the personal qualities that enable teams to work together effectively – so-called “soft skills”.   In the last employer skills survey by the government, businesses said 66% of vacancies caused by skills shortages were due to a lack of soft [Read more…]

The Power of Persuasion – Tips for Persuasive Writing

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Being able to write persuasively is a powerful skill to master. Whether you’re writing an essay, a proposal, an article, a review, an advert, or even a letter to your MP, convincing your audience to side with your point of view is essential to success.   Here we outline some of the most effective ways [Read more…]

The best brain-training apps

Friday, October 21st, 2022

Everyone accepts that our bodies stay healthier if we give them a good workout on a regular basis. The idea that the same might be true of our brains is a little more controversial, but it’s growing in popularity.   Scientists have been learning more and more about how our brains can adapt and change [Read more…]

Simple productivity hacks to increase your efficiency

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Different productivity techniques work for different people. Here are some of the most effective ways to tick things off your to-do list and find some time in your busy schedule – which one works best for you?   Use an app Using technology correctly can help you organise your busy schedule, both at work and [Read more…]

Life Skills: increasing your confidence

Friday, August 26th, 2022

Do you lack self-confidence at work, college or in life in general? If so, there’s a good chance that it could be getting in the way of your success despite your ability to achieve what you want. Everyone lacks confidence sometimes. The key to conquering it is to recognise it for what it is – [Read more…]

The productivity secrets of young business leaders

Friday, August 26th, 2022

People who’ve made their mark on the world at a young age hold a particular fascination. How did they achieve so much so quickly? And, maybe more importantly, how can we do the same?   Anyone who’s achieved such a meteoric rise will have a few tricks up their sleeve when it comes to productivity. [Read more…]

How to be a mental health ally at work

Monday, June 20th, 2022

We’ve still got a long way to go when it comes to accepting and supporting people with mental health issues at work. While more than one in seven of us are likely to experience a mental health problem in our working lives, 38% of workers say they wouldn’t talk openly about suffering from a mental [Read more…]

Self-Care Tips for Balancing Work and Study

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Heading back to education can be the best decision you’ll ever make, opening up new career opportunities you perhaps never thought possible. But there’s no doubt that getting a new qualification while earning to pay the bills can be challenge.   To steer clear of burnout, you’ll want to make sure you don’t neglect self-care. [Read more…]

Five apps to give your productivity a boost

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

As working life settles into its new patterns following the pandemic, it’s a great time to take another look at your working habits and the tools you use to get things done.   Whether you’re looking for help in staying focused while you work from home, or you’re trying to juggle all your growing commitments [Read more…]

How to set career goals

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Many businesses have been in survival mode for a couple of years thanks to the extraordinary upheaval of the pandemic. And that’s had an impact on careers, with ‘fire-fighting’ taking priority over long-term planning and development.   As the country tries to return to normality, though, it’s a good time to take stock and draw [Read more…]

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