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Month: February 2020

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]