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  • Why you need employer branding & how to do it

    Every employer I know accepts they’re competing for talent. The higher up the skill chain you go, the more this is the case. The need for white-collar technical professionals who can bring skills associated with Big Data, AI and the Internet of Things is mission-critical in the technology sector.

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  • Six signs it’s time you found a new job

    Work should be challenging but fun. It should help us grow. But it can be tough: commutes stressful, technology frustrating. Clients, bosses and peers can be difficult, deadlines can pile up; projects can seem insurmountable.

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  • How to stay calm in a high-pressure world

    I’m encouraged to see a rise in employers offering staff benefits - such as flexible working – designed to enhance lifestyle, wellbeing and productivity. To my mind, the best benefits are those that give time and freedom back to employees, because that represents an opportunity to unplug from work.

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  • How to deal with Imposter Syndrome

    When it comes to this adulthood game, I bet a lot of us feel like frauds. We can’t quite believe that we’re doing all this big, clever grown-up stuff, and we wonder when we’ll be found out.

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  • You're not ambitious. Is that a problem?

    I wanted to take a few moments to share some thoughts with you about the cult of ambition. It’s something that seems rife on LinkedIn, where you’ve probably seen quite a lot of people equating sustained “hustle” with success.

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  • How to avoid the most common communication mistakes in business

    Great communication skills will stand you in good stead whether you’re a job seeker, middle manager or global CEO. Happily, we can improve communication through practice and by learning from mistakes – and unfortunately, life will almost certainly provide us all with plenty of these!

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  • Why the candidate-short market presents opportunities for all

    With the UK experiencing its lowest levels of unemployment since 1974, there are opportunities for even entry-level roles to earn well, especially in skilled fields. Research from Indeed reveals that demand for IT engineers has grown faster than any other job over the last year, with job ads for these roles growing by a third since April 2018.

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  • What I learned from Fiona Harrold, author of Be Your Own Life Coach

    They say you should never meet your heroes. But when one of them is a life coach, you can’t help but hope they’ll be as encouraging and interesting in person as they are in print.

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  • Nine pillars of employee engagement

    With Brexit looming and still no clear sign of what sort of deal (if any) we’re going to have with Europe, the need for employers to retain key talent is greater than ever, because it might be about to get a lot more difficult to hire it from outside the UK. Businesses need to do all they can to keep their best staff on board, as good candidates will suddenly be in even greater demand.

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  • How to build success from mistakes.

    I doubt anyone reading this blog has lived a life totally free from mistakes, errors of judgement or a sense of failure. But there’s a well-known saying, attributed to Charles R Swindoll: life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react to it. So even if you do mess up, there are some actions you can take to ensure the experience, whilst not pleasant, is one you learn from.

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