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Evening Unwind: How to Decompress from Your Day

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

Guide balancing part-time studies with full time work

In today’s rapidly evolving job market, upskilling is not just a bonus—it’s a necessity. Advancements in technology are not only increasing the need for new skills but also opening doors to exciting careers in emerging industries. Lifelong learning is endorsed by health experts like the Mental Health Foundation and the NHS, highlighting its benefits for [Read more…]

Making the most of your references for career success

Personal recommendations are among the most powerful influences on employers’ hiring decisions. One survey found that after the interview and your CV, references have the biggest impact on whether you get the job. But many of us treat references as an afterthought, perhaps assuming that they rarely get checked. In some cases, your past employers [Read more…]

Taking the leap: Essential steps for starting a business

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 Quickbooks, more than 40% of UK workers dream of saying goodbye to their boss and starting up [Read more…]

Command the Room: 10 Tips for Better Public Speaking

Public speaking is an invaluable skill across many professions, so developing your ability to deliver engaging presentations can significantly impact your career. Here are our top tips and strategies for mastering public speaking.   Thorough Preparation is Key The cornerstone of a great presentation is preparation. Practice your speech until it feels natural. Rehearse with [Read more…]