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Month: November 2022

Improving your soft skills: five ways to be a better communicator

Monday, November 14th, 2022

More and more employers say the skills most in demand aren’t necessarily technical qualifications but the personal qualities that enable teams to work together effectively – so-called “soft skills”.   In the last employer skills survey by the government, businesses said 66% of vacancies caused by skills shortages were due to a lack of soft [Read more…]

How do internet celebrities make money?

Monday, November 14th, 2022

More young people would now like to be YouTubers than astronauts, one survey suggests. It’s a sign of just how well-established the career of social media influencer has become – at least for some of the industry’s biggest names.   The market for influencers worldwide was estimated to be worth £11.2bn last year. In the [Read more…]

Five factors that make a good boss

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Great managers are like gold dust. A study by the research and consultancy company Gallup found that only about one in ten workers have the right qualities – and 82% of the time, companies promote the wrong person.   But Gallup also found that another one in five people have managerial talents and could become [Read more…]

The Power of Persuasion – Tips for Persuasive Writing

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Being able to write persuasively is a powerful skill to master. Whether you’re writing an essay, a proposal, an article, a review, an advert, or even a letter to your MP, convincing your audience to side with your point of view is essential to success.   Here we outline some of the most effective ways [Read more…]