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How to leave work stress behind when you get home

Friday, November 8th, 2019

One unfortunate fact of life is that the more you succeed in your career, the more likely you are to bring work home work and all the stresses that come with it. A University of Toronto study found that professionals “with more authority, decision-making latitude, pressure, and longer hours” were the most likely to find work [Read more…]

Learn the digital skills that employers value most

Friday, November 8th, 2019

When it comes to brushing up our expertise, for many of us it’s digital skills that are top of the list. No wonder IT courses are one of the most popular choices. More than three-quarters of businesses have some degree of shortage of digital skills, affecting the bottom line in 29% of cases, a survey [Read more…]

Which jobs have the highest levels of happiness?

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Choosing a job – or switching careers – is one of the biggest decisions we make. In a survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, people rated it as more significant than when to start a family, whether to get married or where to live. It all makes sense: we spend nearly a third of [Read more…]

How to hit the ground running after a career break

Friday, November 8th, 2019

There are lots of reasons why you might have to put your career on pause for a while, whether it’s bringing up kids, taking care of elderly relatives or just pursuing a personal passion such as travel. And that means relaunching your career is increasingly a rite of passage.   But that doesn’t make it [Read more…]

Five tips for thriving as a part-time worker

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Whether taking time for family responsibilities or combining work and study, more and more people are working part-time: recent figures show almost 8.5m workers have part-time hours, an increase of nearly 2m in the last 20 years. That flexibility is a big help, but it brings its own challenges: how can you make sure your [Read more…]

Four tips for productive work meetings

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

If time is money, how much of it are we spending in work meetings that never seem to go anywhere? A lot, if the Harvard Business Review is to be believed: its writers studied one large company and found that 300,000 hours a year went into supporting its executive committee’s meetings. So getting meetings under [Read more…]

How augmented reality could transform the workplace

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

If Silicon Valley is to be believed, it’s the next big thing. Augmented Reality (AR) is technology that can combine realistic digital visuals dynamically with the real world, as viewed through your phone camera or dedicated goggles. Companies like Apple and Google are betting big on the technology, putting it at the heart of the [Read more…]

How to juggle work and study

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

So you’ve decided that gaining a new qualification is a vital part of climbing the next rung of the career ladder. Congratulations – but you’re probably wondering how you’re going to fit it all in. Studying is demanding enough when you’re focusing on it full-time. But many mature students returning to education after a spell [Read more…]

Seven steps to becoming your own boss

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

It’s one of the most common career dreams: what if you were the one in charge, with the freedom to choose your own hours and set the direction of the business yourself? In fact, according to research by recruitment specialist Robert Half, about three out of ten employees dream of saying goodbye to the boss [Read more…]

Britain’s most in-demand workers – and how to join them

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Looking for a new job can be hard work, so wouldn’t it be better if employers were fighting over you? Pursuing a career in a shortage occupation can have plenty of advantages, with rising pay and more choice over where to work. Of course, businesses won’t just hire anyone to fill the gap. They’re looking [Read more…]

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