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Month: January 2019

Should you do a digital detox? 

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

  A digital detox is all about ‘switching off’ from the digital devices that have become such a big part of our daily lives, in favour of social interaction in the physical world and improved physical and mental health.    Technology has brought huge improvements to our lives, yet spending too much time in front [Read more…]

Most-valued soft skills in the workplace in 2019 and how to improve them  

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

   The latest data from LinkedIn has shown that the most in-demand skills for employers are increasingly including soft skills (Soft skills can be defined as personal qualities or traits that allow the individual to interact harmoniously and effectively with other people.)    So what are the most in-demand soft skills? And how can you improve yours?    [Read more…]

How to instantly improve your networking abilities with apps 

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

  Networking isn’t just useful when you’re looking for a job with a new company – it’s useful when moving up the career ladder in your own company too. It can also be used to expand your industry knowledge and become influential in your field.     What is networking really?    Career networking is simply making connections with people who [Read more…]

4 simple but effective career tips for 2019 

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Get a side hustle   More and more people are turning to side hustles in order to increase their earnings. In 2018, 40% of UK workers had a side project, business or part-time job on top of their regular 9 to 5 job. New research has predicted that by 2030 this will have increased to half of the [Read more…]

How to improve your concentration at work 

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

  There are many reasons why you could be struggling to concentrate at work. Perhaps you’re overtired. Maybe it’s as simple as being hungry. You might have too many outside distractions, or a social media addiction.     Whatever the reason for your lack of concentration, there are strategies you can put into place to help you get [Read more…]