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Britain’s most in-demand workers – and how to join them

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Looking for a new job can be hard work, so wouldn’t it be better if employers were fighting over you? Pursuing a career in a shortage occupation can have plenty of advantages, with rising pay and more choice over where to work. Of course, businesses won’t just hire anyone to fill the gap. They’re looking [Read more…]

Four tips for productive work meetings

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

If time is money, how much of it are we spending in work meetings that never seem to go anywhere? A lot, if the Harvard Business Review is to be believed: its writers studied one large company and found that 300,000 hours a year went into supporting its executive committee’s meetings. So getting meetings under [Read more…]

How augmented reality could transform the workplace

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

If Silicon Valley is to be believed, it’s the next big thing. Augmented Reality (AR) is technology that can combine realistic digital visuals dynamically with the real world, as viewed through your phone camera or dedicated goggles. Companies like Apple and Google are betting big on the technology, putting it at the heart of the [Read more…]

Seven steps to becoming your own boss

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

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 recruitment specialist Robert Half, about three out of ten employees dream of saying goodbye to the boss [Read more…]

How to juggle work and study

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

So, you’ve decided that gaining a new qualification is a vital part of climbing the next rung of the career ladder. Congratulations – but you’re probably wondering how you’re going to fit it all in. Studying is demanding enough when you’re focusing on it full-time. But many mature students returning to education after a spell [Read more…]

Audit your own skills and fill those CV gaps

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Sometimes the next step in your career is obvious: you climb the career ladder from promotion to promotion. But sometimes the path ahead is less obvious. That’s when it can help to take a skills audit. By examining all your professional strengths and weaknesses, you can discover what you need to work on to achieve [Read more…]

Why you should offer students work experience

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Work experience has changed: it isn’t just about having someone in to make the tea and do some photocopying any more. Increasingly, employers and teachers see it as a vital step in every student’s education to help them make the transition to employment. In a 2014 survey, 66% of employers said work experience was a [Read more…]

How to break into a career in web development

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

If you’re looking for a new career, it makes sense to head where the demand is. And no job is experiencing quite as much recruitment activity as web development. According to the jobs site Indeed, demand for full-stack developers has grown by 607% in the last four years and they can command an average salary [Read more…]

Five trends that make lifelong learning essential

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Technology has transformed most of our workplaces over the last couple of decades – but experts say that was just the beginning. Consultants at McKinsey & Co examined 800 job roles and estimated that more than one in three workers might have to change their skills mix by 2030 to continue progressing in their career. [Read more…]

Five scientific tips to be a better learner

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

If there ever was a time when you could leave learning behind when you walked through the school gates for the last time, it’s long gone. These days most of us find that we’re asked to regularly update our skills and go on training courses. And we’re bombarded by information in every aspect of our [Read more…]

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