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  If you’re currently in fulltime employment, the change and uncertainty that has come hand-in-hand with the pandemic may have understandably left you with a feeling that you need to somehow prove yourself, or, position your role as ‘indispensable’. After all, this is a highly pressurised time and will inevitably lead many to worry about the future. Failing to manage this situation in...

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The pandemic has brought both change and uncertainty to the world of work. As a result, many professionals are feeling unsure about their career paths and how best to take the next steps in their professional journeys. So today we’re joined by Sarah Ellis, Co-founder of the professional training and consultancy business, Amazing If. Sarah is here to provide her expert advice to...

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  As you juggle your workload, perhaps with the added stress of having to create a hybrid working pattern by working from both home and the office, do you find yourself wishing: “If only I had two more hours each day”?  Creating a balance between the hours spent at different work environments and doing things just for yourself can seem impossible, while the very act of trying to...

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  Have you ever wanted an opportunity so much, that during your interview answers, you ended up listing every single reason why you were the most suitable candidate for the job, shoehorning in points which weren’t even relevant to the question? This is common trap that many candidates fall into, especially when they are feeling particularly nervous. During my years in...

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  Everyone with ambition needs a good career mentor. It’s as simple as that. Your career mentor is that confidential advisor who can objectively help you to overcome your professional hurdles in order to meet your goals. And yet you still don’t have one. Why not? Perhaps it’s because career mentoring is prone to the following myths: 1. Mentoring is reserved for the most senior and...

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  The pandemic crisis has brought about overnight change and disruption to the world of work. Of course, some of these changes were bubbling away in the background in the pre-crisis world, but these have now been accelerated – alongside a multitude of completely new changes. Employers, therefore, are increasingly looking for professionals who have the soft skills required to succeed in...

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  Are you wondering why this title is in quotation marks? Well, that’s because it’s not just your friends and family who may want to know why you are thinking of leaving your current job. And, while it can feel easy enough to answer when someone close to you has asked, it can be far harder to articulate your reasons when it’s an interviewer posing the question, and when the answer you...

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  With it often being one of the first questions asked in a job interview, how you answer, “Why should I hire you?” could really help you set a positive tone for the rest of the meeting, whilst engaging the interviewer in what you have to say from the outset. So, it’s important to understand that the way you respond to this interview question will have a huge bearing on the extent to...

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  The ongoing coronavirus crisis has left about 20% of the global population under lockdown, with this percentage looking likely to rise even further. By ‘lockdown’, I mean that we are confined to our homes, only being permitted to leave for essential reasons. This, in turn, has left many of us bored and worried about ourselves and our loved ones. Another effect it has had for a...

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  Whilst we continue to navigate our way through constant change and a great deal of uncertainty, many professionals are experiencing a dip in self-confidence. So today, we’re joined by self-confidence coach Jo Emerson, who is here to share her expert advice to help those looking to increase self-confidence in their professional lives.     1. To begin with, could...

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  “So, how did it go?” This was probably one of the first questions your recruiter, friends and family asked you after your recent job interview. Hopefully your answer was that it went well, and if it was, their next question may well have been: “Would you take the role if you were offered it?” Well, would you? No doubt you’ll be feeling drained, with plenty of thoughts, feelings and...

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  “So, what are your salary expectations?” You know you are going to get asked this at some point during your job search – it’s a key piece of information for both the recruiter and hiring manager. And yet for many, being asked this question is still enough to make you shift about uncomfortably in your seat. You’re not alone – many candidates find discussing their salary expectations...

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  Since early 2020, we’ve all experienced or witnessed considerable change in the world of work, leading many careers to take unexpected twists and turns. In some instances, this has made it harder for professionals to feel as though they can effectively plan their careers in a way that they might have done pre-pandemic. So, today, we’re joined by Eliza Kirkby, Regional Director...

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  That’s it. They’ve had enough. Enough of the endless Teams calls. Enough of putting their career development on hold. Enough of feeling unsupported, overloaded, and overlooked by their employers. If the reports are true, record numbers of people around the world have come to the realisation that, for them, enough is enough and are considering voluntarily leaving their jobs. SEVEN...

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  It’s probably happened to you at least once before… during your job search you’ve spotted the perfect job advertisement that you’d love to apply for, only to realise you don’t quite match all the stated job requirements. Perhaps you feel you don’t have the specific experience the job description states is needed, or you lack a particular technical skill that is listed. The chances...

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  As the world of work continues to evolve, many professionals are reflecting on what they truly want from their careers, striving to find a sense of meaning and purpose in their everyday working lives. So today, we’re joined by Shannon Houde, Founder and Managing Director of Walk of Life Coaching, Certified Executive Coach and Author of the book Good Work, which...

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  At this time of year, many are naturally contemplating some kind of change in their professional lives. For some, this will spell leaving their current role. If you’d like a new job to be on the horizon for you, I would advise refreshing your CV in the following ways: 1. Retailor your CV   In all likelihood, your CV hasn’t been updated in years, and is probably...

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  It can feel like something straight out of a nightmare. You’ve prepared extensively for your job interview, got into the right frame of mind, and walked into the room feeling confident. But suddenly, to your horror, your mind has gone completely blank when asked a question. What causes our minds to suddenly go blank?   We’re all human, we’ve all experienced this to some degree...

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  When preparing for an all-important job interview, you might think that the most important thing to equip yourself with is what you’re going to say when answering specific types of interview questions. Something that you may not appreciate, though, is that the interviewer won’t necessarily only be paying attention to what you say – they’ll also be actively looking...

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  If you’ve found yourself in the position of being made redundant, don’t be afraid of communicating it clearly on your CV and in a job interview. When addressing your redundancy on your CV, include any relevant and appropriate background information, such as the department or organisation needing to downsize, and ensure you highlight your key achievements in the role. ...

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