The Blog

Month: May 2016

How to negotiate your salary for a new job

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Negotiating your salary can be a tough balancing act between undervaluing and overvaluing yourself. If you suggest a salary that’s too high, you could price yourself out, as employers may offer the job to someone more affordable. Equally, if you give a figure that’s too low, employers may not think you’re senior enough for the [Read more…]

What are soft skills and why are they important?

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Research led by Harvard University shows that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills, while only 15% of success is based on technical skills. But what exactly are soft skills? Soft skills can be defined as personal qualities or traits that allow the individual to interact harmoniously and effectively with other people. [Read more…]

Perfecting your elevator pitch

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Imagine that you have to sell yourself or your company in 30 seconds. You’ve just jumped into an elevator with the head of your company or a major potential investor, and you’ve got a rare opportunity to pitch to them while the elevator travels between floors. What would you say to get their attention? Today, [Read more…]