Can’t find a suitable job? Write a speculative application

Have you ever had a dream company that you want to work for? You look on the website but there does not seem to be any suitable jobs? If you are faced with… Continue reading

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Seven Professional Networking Tips

Networking is a way of creating and sustaining relationships with others including business contacts, friends and acquaintances for eventual business gain. There are many ways to network and these can include attending meetings, conferences and… Continue reading

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How to write a winning cover letter: 7 tips for making an impact

I have had clients ask: “what exactly is a cover letter?” “What’s the point in them?” “What do I write in a cover letter?” Cover letters are a welcome accompaniment to a CV.… Continue reading

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The gig economy. Short-term fix or long-term problem?

The gig economy has attracted a lot of attention recently, however, this form of working is not new. Part-time and flexible working  has been expressed in a variety of different careers from as… Continue reading

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Non-academic careers for PhD graduates

What is a traditional PhD graduate career? Those who pursue PhDs tend to envisage a traditional hierarchical career, researching, writing and teaching at a university. However,  the commercialisation of universities and an ever-growing… Continue reading

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Fancy a new type of career?

Over 20 years ago, researchers, Arthur and Rousseau hailed a new type of career. Roles free of boundaries, barriers and restrictions, the Boundaryless career.  Spurred on by mergers, acquisitions and globalisation, the working… Continue reading

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How to de-stress your organisation

What is work-related stress Work related stress is defined as the harmful reaction that people have to pressures and demands placed on them by work (HSE, 2015). Work related stress is subjective and consequently… Continue reading

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Top 10 tips for making your LinkedIn profile attractive

LinkedIn is a business orientated networking service that launched pre-Facebook in 2003. By 2006 the service boasted 20 million members and by June 2013, 259 million people were members of the site. Users span… Continue reading

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What is the point in university?

So I just watched a documentary which investigated whether or not University is really worth it. It means different things to all people. Some people see it as a way to advance in… Continue reading

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Serial Podcast!

If you haven’t heard about this podcast called Serial, where have you been? Probably living your normal life, not overly investing in or obsessing over a random radio, non-fiction story. Serial is a… Continue reading

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