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How to ask for time off for training

Gaining new skills is a boon for both you and your employer: it helps the company you work for stay up-to-date and develops their talent, while it gives you a chance to climb the career ladder. But no resource in business is quite as scarce as time. Combining full-time work with study isn’t always practical, [Read more…]

Why you should continue learning as an adult

A study undertaken by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills suggests that engaging in continued education can have multiple benefits, impacting many different areas of life. Continuing learning into your adult life doesn’t necessarily have to lead to a formal qualification to be valuable – in some cases, removing the ‘pressure to achieve’ can [Read more…]

Should you KonMari your messy office?

Tidying up has become a craze, thanks to the Japanese guru of de-cluttering, Marie Kondo, and her KonMari method. Her Netflix show and best-selling book have encouraged millions of people to chuck out the old and settle into a calmer, more organised way of life. If you’re reading this surrounded by mounds of paper at [Read more…]

Dreaming of freedom as a freelancer?

Ever wondered if you could escape the monotony of the same desk, the same coffee mug and the same old faces every day? A lot of people like the security of a permanent job, and there are many advantages, but if you’ve found yourself daydreaming of working from the Bahamas, you may well be after [Read more…]

Network your way to your dream job

Nearly two thirds of us believe that who you know still matters more than what you know when it comes to career success. But just because you don’t have the right old school tie, that doesn’t necessarily mean your career path is blocked – after all, we can meet people and make connections throughout our [Read more…]