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  • Do you have the qualities and skills shared by successful people?

    A lot of job descriptions will state a requirement for the applicant to be “able to work both under their own initiative and as part of a team". That’s pretty standard; I’m sure most people entering the job market for the first time will soon get a sense that this is important.

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  • How to get into HR

    HR has changed a lot over the years. While it has always been about people, it is now more analytical, sophisticated, commercial and strategic than ever before. In the first of a new series of occasional blogs focusing on different career options, we give you the lowdown on HR! 

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  • Business in Winchester: why the business community thrives in the city

    Famed for being an ancient city rich in history, Winchester is also a progressive one that welcomes commerce, is well set up to cater for local businesses and is a thriving scene for commercial enterprise, tourists and locals.  It is that blend of tradition and modern commerce that makes it such a special city for businesses and employees.

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  • You're never too old to DJ: re-thinking work/life balance

    Do you ever get the feeling that life is trying to tell you something? Right now I find it hard to avoid the conclusion that meaningful work is the secret to a long and happy life.

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  • Unhappy? Perhaps it’s time to find your "why?"

    The idea of finding your “why?” has been used by many thinkers, from the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to the present-day author and speaker Simon Sinek. Sinek’s books “Start with why” and “Find your why” have done much to popularise ideas about the value of finding purpose, whether that’s for individuals or organisations and businesses.

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  • Why the over-50s are a hot commodity in the job market!

    Recently a client of mine wanted to hire an administrator. We had several candidates booked for interviews, but two cancelled because they had taken another job by the time of the interview. Both these candidates' CVs had been online for only a week, and both were nearly sixty.

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  • How to conduct a personal SWOT analysis

    By nature I am a “hurry up” person; I like to crack on with things and used to find people who are detail-oriented and cautious to be challenging to work with. Sarah, a former colleague, was a different personality type: skilled at writing processes, she was great at taking time to review things and to think carefully before taking action. She taught me the value of not letting my emotional response to a situation be my only response.

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  • Five must-read books for successful people

    Whether the subject is helping yourself to be the best you can be, finding your creative spirit or nailing those elusive truths about management, here are the books recommended by our MD Helen Floor.  

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  • How to get your CV right – FAST!

    Some advice on getting your CV right - in the amount of time an internal recruiter will spend reading it*. (*On their second pass, if you're lucky!)

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  • Dear Diary: why pausing to reflect on your career can be your best competitive advantage of all

    In our last blog we thought about some actions that anyone can take to deliver quick but small marginal gains in their search for a job. But I'd also encourage you to delve a little deeper. Here are some actions you can take that may take a little longer, but that can help you to be the best you can be in your career. In the true spirit of Kaizen, which we touched upon in the last blog, some of these ideas work best as part of an ongoing project or process of review.

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