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Month: October 2023

Workaholic Woes: Recognising the Signs and Finding Balance

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Most addictions are perceived negatively and feel like a badge of shame, but for workaholics, it can feel like a source of pride. After all, our work culture prizes people who can put in the hours. However, it’s important to understand that our careers are a marathon, not a sprint: in the long run, overwork [Read more…]

Crafting Your Part-Time Career: Five Strategies for Success

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Whether they’re taking time for family responsibilities or combining work and study, more and more people are working part-time: recent research shows almost 8.5m workers have part-time hours, and despite the pandemic, the figures continue to rise. Choosing to work in this way provides some major benefits, primarily flexibility, which helps in balancing personal and [Read more…]

How to ask for time off for training

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Gaining new skills is good for both you and your employer. For you, it means you can tackle a wider range of tasks, solve problems more easily, and have a greater opportunity to climb the career ladder. For your employer, it means a workforce that can handle a variety of challenges without needing to hire [Read more…]

Mastering the Pay Rise Conversation: A Step-by-Step Guide

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

For many of us, one of the topics that often tiptoes on the thin line between anxiety and excitement is the discussion of a pay rise. It’s a conversation that holds the promise of acknowledgement for your hard work, dedication, and the value you have added to your organisation. However, making the most of these [Read more…]

Speaking Up: 15 Tips to Enhance Your Communication Skills

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Across the modern working world, the ability to communicate effectively is more than just a desirable trait—it’s a necessity. Whether you’re interacting with colleagues, managing a team, or liaising with clients, clear and concise communication is the key to success. As an alumnus of the College, you’ve already honed a variety of skills for the [Read more…]