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Month: July 2020

The dreaded interview question: Why did you leave your last job?

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

It’s the question that’s rattled even the most confident of interviewees, whether they left their last job on good terms, or not. If you were made redundant or even fired, how do you put a positive spin on your situation to a potential employer? If you made the decision to leave, how do you convince [Read more…]

Your guide to bouncing back from negative feedback

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

It’s that moment we all hate. Whether you get the call to step into the boss’s office or you receive a complaint from a client or customer, it’s painful to hear someone say they thought you did a bad job. But it’s also valuable information. Knowing where you need to improve your performance is vital [Read more…]

De-stressing techniques you can do at your desk

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Stress is the feeling of being under so much pressure from the demands of life, such as work, money or relationships, that you feel unable to cope. This feeling is actually hormones like cortisol flooding our systems, causing our heart rate to increase, our breath to quicken and our blood vessels to increase the oxygen [Read more…]

Four ways AI is changing job hunting

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

We’ve all heard that artificial intelligence will be competing with us for our jobs in the future – but did you know it might already be helping companies recruit? In many ways, recruitment is an ideal fit for AI. It often involves processing huge amounts of information: it was reported that Tesco had to sift [Read more…]

Stuck in a rut at work? Try these ‘get noticed’ tips

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

We all have our good days and bad days at work, whether you’re a butcher, baker or a business systems software analyst. But what if you find yourself having more bad days than good days? Anyone can fall into a bit of a rut at work, even if they generally enjoy their job. It could [Read more…]