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How 3D printing is changing the way we do business

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Digital technology has changed the world in many ways, but much of it has just taken place in the realm of information on a screen. That’s all changing with the rise of 3D printing. 3D printing is a new type of manufacturing. Instead of starting with a block of material and machining it down into [Read more…]

The dos and don’ts of speaking in meetings

Friday, June 19th, 2020

When it comes to meetings, whether online or face-to-face, 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 [Read more…]

How to approach speculative job applications

Friday, June 19th, 2020

As a great way to tap into the hidden jobs market or find an opportunity that would have normally passed you by, speculative job applications can be the fast-track to your dream job. The least you’ll get out of a speculative application is that you’re forced to think carefully about your relevant skills and experience, [Read more…]

Starting your own business – where to begin?

Friday, June 19th, 2020

More people than ever before are ditching their 9-5 in favour of setting up their own business and working for themselves. Yet taking those first steps and branching out on your own are daunting to say the least, even if you just know your business is going to be a success. If you fancy yourself [Read more…]

The shy person’s guide to selling yourself at interviews

Friday, June 19th, 2020

When it comes to job interviews, some of us just aren’t naturals. If you’re the shy and retiring type, it can feel awkward and out-of-character to start bragging about your achievements. Perhaps that’s why job interviews are notoriously bad at predicting how people will perform in the company: they’re barely better than tossing a coin. [Read more…]

Can you work less but get more done?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Parkinson’s Law is a popular productivity theory which states that “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” This means that if you work intensely for a shorter period of time, you actually achieve more than if you work on the same task for a number of days and allow yourself [Read more…]

How to create the perfect LinkedIn summary

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Your first impression speaks volumes on LinkedIn. You should use your summary to get the right people’s attention, sell yourself and get across all the key information about yourself in a concise way. Your LinkedIn profile is also likely to show up in the first few results if people research you online (and they will). [Read more…]

Are “smart drugs” the future in work and study?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Most of us don’t try anything more than a few cups of coffee to give us a mental boost during the work day. But increasingly there’s a generation who are using more powerful medication to give them an edge, firstly in their studies and then later at work. In one survey of tens of thousands [Read more…]

Lifelong learning: good for you and good for the economy

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

If the lockdown has meant more free time perhaps, like many people, you have been learning new skills and finding ways to develop your education. Such ‘lifelong learning’ benefits employees, businesses and governments, argues the World Economic Forum. Voluntarily pursuing new knowledge and skills throughout your life can not only bring about good health, wealth, [Read more…]

How to budget

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Even before the financial issues caused by the Coronavirus – the furloughing, redundancies, temporary paycuts and so on, millions of Britons were scraping by from payday to payday. One in five of us say we have no savings to fall back on in an emergency. Rising costs of living can make it hard get by. [Read more…]

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