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Month: September 2021

Tips for older students on returning to education

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Don’t be put off by titles – the following tips may just change your perceptions of what being a mature student really means.   Do you feel like you’re stuck in a career rut and want to get some new professional qualifications to improve your prospects? Or perhaps you want to take your education to [Read more…]

Our favourite podcasts for career motivation

Friday, September 10th, 2021

It’s no wonder podcasts have taken off as a way to get advice and inspiration in your career. After all, they’re easy to fit into your busy life.   Listen on your commute, in the car or on the train. Get some chores done while you catch up on the latest ideas. It’s the perfect [Read more…]

Five tips to make a great start at your new remote job

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Thousands of people in the pandemic have started new jobs without ever meeting their colleagues face to face or stepping inside the office. As companies increasingly reconsider their working practices, you could be next.   Remote working can offer some exciting new opportunities. But chances are your new company doesn’t have an on-boarding process that’s [Read more…]

How to make sure social media doesn’t cost you a job

Friday, September 10th, 2021

When cricketer Ollie Robinson was suspended from the England team for past racist and sexist tweets, it sparked a national debate about social media that went right up to the prime minister.   But more and more employers are taking an interest in the online life of their staff and prospective hires and it’s a [Read more…]

Managing negative social media for your business

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Connecting and engaging with clients, potential customers and fans is a great way to show the human side of your brand and establish trust and loyalty. But how you engage with negative comments on your social media channels is arguably just as important as fostering community discussion and posting winning campaigns. So, how do you [Read more…]