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The shy person’s guide to selling yourself at interviews

Tuesday, June 23rd, 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…]

How 3D printing is changing the way we do business

Tuesday, June 23rd, 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

Tuesday, June 23rd, 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

Tuesday, June 23rd, 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?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 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…]

Everyone has an inspiring story to tell…

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Remember what it was like when you were at Lewisham and Southwark College? If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice about learning or planning for the future, what would it be? Is there anything you would say to encourage yourself to work harder, or have more confidence in your abilities? [Read more…]

How (and why!) to be more creative at work

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

If you want to get to the top, you need to be able to show your creativity. It’s the quality that was singled out by the majority of 1,500 company leaders surveyed on what it takes to succeed. It’s notoriously difficult to be creative on demand – when ideas are called for in that high-pressure [Read more…]

Four steps to make a great impression in a new job

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

If you’re starting a new job and worried you’ll be all at sea, you’re not alone. More than one in three employees say that they didn’t have any kind of onboarding process to introduce them to their role and help them settle in quickly. What employees want, according to a survey by HR tech firm [Read more…]

How to become a qualified teacher

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Could teaching be the happiest profession in the UK? This article by The Guardian certainly suggests so. Teachers have better holiday time, as well as variety and fulfilment in their jobs. Teaching and inspiring the future generations can be an extremely rewarding path, and one which is possible to begin no matter what stage you [Read more…]

What the future of staff tracking means for you

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

With so many of us using smart devices to track everything from the number of steps we take to the food we eat, it was only a matter of time before companies turned to electronics to measure staff performance. Businesses from Amazon to Tesco and the Daily Telegraph have all been found using high-tech monitoring [Read more…]

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