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Month: May 2021

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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 [Read more…]