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5 essential tips for improving your public speaking

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Read our tips for public speaking, from overcoming nerves and perfecting your body language to connecting with your audience and taking inspiration from the best speeches of all time.   Overcoming nervousness Being nervous is completely normal when you’re speaking in public. Luckily, some people’s nerves can help their performance as the adrenaline rush makes [Read more…]

What to do when your boss expects too much

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Dealing with this particular dilemma requires a delicate balance between two things. Wanting to impress your boss and not let them down, versus agreeing to do too much and setting yourself up for high stress and/or failure   It’s important to address this early, as soon as you suspect you’re being asked to take on [Read more…]

Career Choices: Working for a non-profit organisation

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Want a career where you can make a positive impact on the world? You may want to consider working for a non-profit organisation. Here’s what you need to know.   Non-profit organisations are businesses that work to make a difference in the world, typically though charitable, educational, scientific, or religious means. They are so-called because [Read more…]

How to balance taking a course with your job

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

There are many reasons why taking a professional course can bring huge benefits to your career:   Learning throughout your career can put you in an excellent position to fill skills gaps in the marketplace. A recent study by Prospects Luminate reported that 25% of roles surveyed were described by employers as ‘hard to fill due [Read more…]

Can getting up earlier help your career?

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Some of the world’s most successful people get up early. Richard Branson reportedly gets up at 5.45, LinkedIn Executive Chairman Jeff Weiner wakes up at 5.30am, Apple CEO Tim Cook gets up at 3.45am, Oprah gets up at 6am and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is already in the gym at 4am, to name just a [Read more…]

Offering work experience… what kind of tasks can you set?

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Work experience gives students the opportunity to experience what working life is all about, often in an industry or occupation that they are considering joining in the future. It typically lasts from a few days to a few weeks, and although voluntary and unpaid, it has a lot of value for the young people taking [Read more…]

Brainworks: improving memory as an adult

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Children are better at retaining information than adults – but why? It’s because your brain reaches its peak performance around the age of 16, before your cognitive function starts to decline.   It’s not all bad news though. You can actually help reverse this decline through working-out your brain just like you would your body through exercise.   Our [Read more…]

Tips for getting your first job

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Are you going to be a first-time job hunter this summer? The job market can be a scary, overwhelming place, with hurdles to jump over, etiquette to learn and sometimes, rejection to overcome.   Business Insider interviewed a company founder who has hired over 1,000 people and collected his top tips for recent graduates on [Read more…]

Stay motivated over the summer at work or college

Monday, June 14th, 2021

When the sun is shining it’s only natural for your mind to wander to thoughts of barbecues in the park and lounging on a beach far away from your desk.   Most people find it challenging to stay motivated during the summer, but the work doesn’t stop just because the sun is out. You’ve got [Read more…]

Improving your time management at work or college

Monday, June 14th, 2021

When we ask what advice the alumni network would like to see in our monthly articles, help with time management is a popular request. So here are our tips for using your time wisely, whether you’re at work or college.   Set clear short-term and long-term goals Having a clear long-term goal, such as starting [Read more…]

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