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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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  • How to get into…Sales!

    Welcome to the third in our series of blogs giving you the lowdown on some exciting careers. This month, we take a look at sales.

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  • How to get the best start in your new job!

    A beginning is an important and a sensitive time. Your early experiences in a new job can shape your perception of your employer and your team, not to mention their perception of you. The impressions you form and give at this time may take a while to shake off, so it’s vitally important to get a good start.

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  • How to get into...Marketing!

    Welcome to the second in our series of blogs giving you the lowdown on some exciting careers. This month, we take a look at marketing.

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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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