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Everyone has an inspiring story to tell…

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Remember what it was like when you were at Derby College? If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice about learning or planning for the future, what would it be? Is there anything you would say to encourage yourself to work harder, or have more confidence in your abilities? Did you [Read more…]

How (and why!) to be more creative at work

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

If you want to get to the top, you need to be able to show your creativity. It’s the quality that was singled out by the majority of 1,500 company leaders surveyed on what it takes to succeed. It’s notoriously difficult to be creative on demand – when ideas are called for in that high-pressure [Read more…]

Four steps to make a great impression in a new job

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

If you’re starting a new job and worried you’ll be all at sea, you’re not alone. More than one in three employees say that they didn’t have any kind of onboarding process to introduce them to their role and help them settle in quickly. What employees want, according to a survey by HR tech firm [Read more…]

How to become a qualified teacher

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Could teaching be the happiest profession in the UK? This article by The Guardian certainly suggests so. Teachers have better holiday time, as well as variety and fulfilment in their jobs. Teaching and inspiring the future generations can be an extremely rewarding path, and one which is possible to begin no matter what stage you [Read more…]

What the future of staff tracking means for you

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

With so many of us using smart devices to track everything from the number of steps we take to the food we eat, it was only a matter of time before companies turned to electronics to measure staff performance. Businesses from Amazon to Tesco and the Daily Telegraph have all been found using high-tech monitoring [Read more…]

And finally… do you have any questions for us?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Have you ever been flummoxed by the ‘Have you got any questions?’ question in an interview? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. It’s easy for your mind to go blank when faced with such an open question at the end of an interview but it almost always crops up – and it’s more important [Read more…]

Do you need a career mentor?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Wherever you are in your career, it can be difficult navigating alone. This is where a career mentor can help. “A career mentor is someone who shares their knowledge and expertise with you in order to help you set goals, fix problems, and make good choices along your career path,” says thebalancecareers.com/ The non-profit careers organisation [Read more…]

Get on top of your smartphone habit and free up time

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

On average we now check our smartphones every 15 minutes, whether or not anything is happening, according to psychology professor Larry Rosen. “We’ve built up this layer of anxiety surrounding our use of technology, that if we don’t check in as often as we think we should, we’re missing out,” he told CNBC. Most of [Read more…]

The do’s and don’ts of speaking in meetings

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

When it comes to meetings, some of us need advice on how to speak more often – and some of us need advice on when to tone it down a bit. The best meetings have plenty of concise, pithy observations, with everyone contributing and everyone listening. If you have too many thoughtful, silent introverts or [Read more…]

What to do if you’ve been laid off

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

The first thing to recognise is that it can happen to anyone. It’s estimated that 55% of young workers can expect to be made redundant at some point in their careers. Increasingly, your career path could depend on your ability to bounce back from a setback like this. So, we’ve gathered some expert views on [Read more…]

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