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What is job satisfaction and how to get it in your workplace

Friday, May 21st, 2021

Are you happy in your job? Job satisfaction is generally defined as feeling fulfilled, engaged and satisfied by your work. There’s a growing feeling that employers need to prioritise the job satisfaction of their employees in a bid to increase productivity and motivation, and decrease staff turnover. In 2020, the Circular Board recruitment website reported [Read more…]

We asked your fellow alumni: what makes a good boss?

Friday, May 21st, 2021

The alumni community has a lot to say when it comes to talking about what makes a good boss – and what behaviours we should aspire to as we climb the career ladder.   Employers and employees alike seemed to agree that a good management style isn’t just giving out orders, but about taking an [Read more…]

Five easy wins to make you more productive

Friday, May 21st, 2021

Are you struggling to get things ticked-off on your to-do list? Do you find it hard to stay focussed on your tasks, and feel yourself getting stressed as the work piles up?   We all do sometimes. The demands of modern life can be overwhelming for everyone from time to time, which is why we’re [Read more…]

How to explain gaps in your CV

Friday, May 21st, 2021

You could have a gap in your CV for many good reasons, and your future employer is likely to want to know about them. Here’s how to explain the most common reasons for any breaks in your employment history in a positive way.   The careers website Prospects.ac.uk recommends doing this in your cover letter [Read more…]

How your company could benefit from offering work experience

Friday, May 21st, 2021

The benefits for students participating in work experience are well known. They get an insight into the real world of work, a chance to explore an industry and role, gain confidence and make themselves more employable.   But as an employer, did you know that you can reap the rewards of a work experience programme, [Read more…]

Every one of us can be creative (even you!)

Friday, April 16th, 2021

If you’ve ever assumed that the world is split into logically minded people that are good at maths and science, and creative people that are good at art and writing, then it’s time to reconsider. Ever heard of the idea that there are two types of thinkers – the left-brained analytical thinkers and the right-brained [Read more…]

First impressions count!

Friday, April 16th, 2021

First impressions are enormously important – especially at an interview. Research has shown that it can take less than a second for a person to form an opinion of you based on your physical appearance, body language, attitude, clothes and mannerisms. Human beings have evolved to make huge assumptions about one another’s health, success, intelligence, [Read more…]

Which type of learner are you? (And how to use it to your advantage)

Friday, April 16th, 2021

If you’ve ever found a particular subject difficult at college, or struggled to learn how to do something at work, it’s likely that it’s not what you’re learning that is the obstacle, but how you’re learning it. Harvard professor Howard Gardner proposed that there are 8 different types of learning styles which most people fall [Read more…]

Your transferable skills could land you a dream job

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Transferable skills are abilities, knowledge and training that can be applied to many different aspects of your life and in this case, your career. This is great news for anyone looking for a career change or your first step onto the career ladder – recognising what your transferable skills are, how you can apply them [Read more…]

Inspiration for your career and daily life

Friday, April 16th, 2021

In need of a little motivation to help you in your career, your studies, or your personal goals? Everyone, at some point in life, needs inspiration to keep moving forward. Whether you need a push to ask for that promotion, get the exam result you want or just overcome a seemingly small issue in your daily [Read more…]

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