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Tips for internship success

Even without the extra pressure from the pandemic, there’s no denying that today’s job market is competitive. The average ratio of job applications to getting invited to an interview is twenty-to-one, according to graduate-jobs.com. Their research also found that “graduate job seekers fail to hear anything at all in response to three out of five of their applications.”   [Read more…]

Blogging for your business (An introductory guide)

Want more visitors to your website? Of course you do! Including a blog on your website is an extremely effective way to increase visits.   Let’s start with the basics. What is a blog, really? ‘Blog’ is an abbreviation of ‘web-log.’ It’s a chronological series of web posts, similar to an online diary. If you’re [Read more…]

It’s time to stop stereotyping older jobseekers

Are you worried you might be missing out on job opportunities because of your age? Don’t be. According to the most recent government employment statistics, “The number of people aged 50 and over in employment has grown strongly in recent years,” increasing by 30% since 1984.   Yet against this background, ageism is still alive and present in [Read more…]

How to be more productive in work or study

Since the advent of the smartphone, our attention span has rapidly decreased. A study by Microsoft concluded that our average attention span has decreased from twelve seconds to eight seconds since 2000. That’s officially shorter than goldfish that come in at nine seconds. So, what does this mean for our productivity?   Concentrating is harder than ever, but we don’t want [Read more…]

Surviving your probationary period and first appraisal

The prospect of a probation period in a new job can be daunting, as can a first appraisal. So, what are the key things you should know about these two? Firstly – both are in place for your benefit as much as your employer’s. “Probation periods work both ways,” explain Jobsite.co.uk. “For one, both employer and employee [Read more…]