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Audit your own skills and fill those CV gaps

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Sometimes the next step in your career is obvious: you climb the career ladder from promotion to promotion. But sometimes the path ahead is less obvious. That’s when it can help to take a skills audit. By examining all your professional strengths and weaknesses, you can discover what you need to work on to achieve [Read more…]

Why you should offer students work experience

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Work experience has changed: it isn’t just about having someone in to make the tea and do some photocopying any more. Increasingly, employers and teachers see it as a vital step in every student’s education to help them make the transition to employment. In a 2014 survey, 66% of employers said work experience was a [Read more…]

How to break into a career in web development

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

If you’re looking for a new career, it makes sense to head where the demand is. And no job is experiencing quite as much recruitment activity as web development. According to the jobs site Indeed, demand for full-stack developers has grown by 607% in the last four years and they can command an average salary [Read more…]

Five trends that make lifelong learning essential

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Technology has transformed most of our workplaces over the last couple of decades – but experts say that was just the beginning. Consultants at McKinsey & Co examined 800 job roles and estimated that more than one in three workers might have to change their skills mix by 2030 to continue progressing in their career. [Read more…]

Five scientific tips to be a better learner

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

If there ever was a time when you could leave learning behind when you walked through the school gates for the last time, it’s long gone. These days most of us find that we’re asked to regularly update our skills and go on training courses. And we’re bombarded by information in every aspect of our [Read more…]

Workplace wellbeing trends you should know about

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Want to know what employees and the companies they work for are doing to improve their physical and mental fitness in 2019? Read on.   Employers taking action Employers are recognising the need to keep their employees happy in order to increase productivity, improve work quality and increase employee retention. More and more employers are [Read more…]

Why you should take a short professional course to accelerate your career

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Want to find success, increase your mental wellbeing and future-proof your career? There are many reasons why it’s a good idea to take a short professional course. Here we explore some of the benefits.   You can keep up with technological advances Rapid advances in technology mean there is an increasing need for workers to [Read more…]

Why mentoring benefits everyone involved

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Whether you’re looking for a career mentor, or you’re interested in becoming a mentor in order to further your own career – here’s how taking part in a mentoring scheme, or establishing a more casual mentor-mentee relationship can benefit everyone involved.   Why have a career mentor? It helps you stay focused Having a career [Read more…]

New Business series: How to write a one-page business plan

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

In our previous article, we explained why you need a business plan, and outlined how to write a traditional full-length business plan in case you need to apply for a business loan, for instance.   Creating one of these documents can be a lengthy but necessary process – however, depending on the purpose of your [Read more…]

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