The Blog

Month: October 2023

How to ask for time off for training

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Gaining new skills is good for both you and your employer. For you, it means you can tackle a wider range of tasks, solve problems more easily, and have a greater opportunity to climb the career ladder. For your employer, it means a workforce that can handle a variety of challenges without needing to hire [Read more…]

Crafting Your Part-Time Career: Five Strategies for Success

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Whether they’re taking time for family responsibilities or combining work and study, more and more people are working part-time: recent research shows almost 8.5m workers have part-time hours, and despite the pandemic, the figures continue to rise. Choosing to work in this way provides some major benefits, primarily flexibility, which helps in balancing personal and [Read more…]

Workaholic Woes: Recognising the Signs and Finding Balance

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Most addictions are perceived negatively and feel like a badge of shame, but for workaholics, it can feel like a source of pride. After all, our work culture prizes people who can put in the hours. However, it’s important to understand that our careers are a marathon, not a sprint: in the long run, overwork [Read more…]

Mastering the Pay Rise Conversation: A Step-by-Step Guide

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

For many of us, one of the topics that often tiptoes on the thin line between anxiety and excitement is the discussion of a pay rise. It’s a conversation that holds the promise of acknowledgement for your hard work, dedication, and the value you have added to your organisation. However, making the most of these [Read more…]

Speaking Up: 15 Tips to Enhance Your Communication Skills

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Across the modern working world, the ability to communicate effectively is more than just a desirable trait—it’s a necessity. Whether you’re interacting with colleagues, managing a team, or liaising with clients, clear and concise communication is the key to success. As an alumnus of the College, you’ve already honed a variety of skills for the [Read more…]