Career Advice

Our aim is to help you maximise your potential and quite often the simplest pieces of advice are the most effective. Our career experts proudly share their knowledge which we are sure will be of immense value.
Career Development
The Coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult time for a lot of us. For those who have lost their job as a result of the pandemic and the restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the virus, it has been an especially challenging period.
In recent months the world has changed significantly, with many of us being required to work our current jobs from home. There are a number of simple steps we can take to remain comfortable and productive whilst working from home.
How you go about starting your job search depends greatly on your situation. Someone who is looking for a role in the same industry that they currently work in will have a very different job-hunting experience from someone who is about to embark upon a career change in a new industry. Furthermore, an individual who is looking to take the next step in their career will have a different experience from someone who has recently lost their job and is looking for a short-term role before they secure a more permanent position.
If you are reading this article, first off, congratulations! You have taken the first step in moving towards a new career. While many of us dream of changing careers it can be easy to be put off by the barriers to doing so.
There are many reasons why you might want to change your career. From a lack of work-life balance to a search for a higher salary, there is a multitude of reasons why you might be looking to leap into an entirely new profession.
Applying to jobs can be occasionally be demotivating, especially when you feel you have no way of standing out from the crowd in a sea of applicants who you feel are probably just as qualified for the role as you are.
LinkedIn has been a leading social media platform for several years now. However, most of us don’t fully know how to harness LinkedIn’s capabilities to boost our careers and build our personal brands.
Interview Hints and Tips
It’s a simple fact that no one enjoys the rising sense of panic that sets in before an interview! When it comes to interviews, there’s nothing worse than being unprepared and leaving feeling like you have sold yourself short. When preparing for an interview organisation and inner confidence can make all the difference. In this article we will look at some of the best things you can do to give your best possible interview.
When it comes to interview tips and how to prepare for an interview, many of us are daunted by the idea of having to think on the spot and quickly formulate answers which will highlight our knowledge and expertise. Whilst this thought can be anxiety-inducing, you should remember that many employers will use generic interview questions that can be researched and prepared for in advance of your interview.
Not appearing confident - We get it- interviews can be incredibly awkward and it is unlikely that you will ever feel fully at ease while being interviewed. However, confidence is something that you can practise. When you appear calm and collected your interviewer will be able to focus on your answers rather than being distracted by your nervous demeanour. Try standing tall, smiling, and offering a strong handshake and you will immediately appear more confident in your interview. Avoid nervously fidgeting at all costs!
Applying to jobs can be occasionally be demotivating, especially when you feel you have no way of standing out from the crowd in a sea of applicants who you feel are probably just as qualified for the role as you are.
CV Advice
When it comes to applying for jobs, it’s true that some types of CVs work better than others. When applying for jobs with a design element (for example, graphic design or marketing) it can help to have a stylish, modern CV that will show off your flair for design. Furthermore, if the job you are applying for is highly technical it can be helpful to make use of a skills-based CV format.
Video CVs have become an increasingly popular phenomenon in the UK in recent years. In particular, they are popular with employers who want to gain a deeper insight into what you are like as a person before inviting you for a formal interview.
The importance of a good cover letter should never be underestimated, as a good cover letter will make or break your chances of being invited for an interview.
It can be daunting to answer this question, particularly if you are not familiar with the term ‘USP’. In this article, we will explain the best way of answering this question so that you can feel confident and ace your interview!
LinkedIn has been a leading social media platform for several years now. However, most of us don’t fully know how to harness LinkedIn’s capabilities to boost our careers and build our personal brands.