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Starting at a young age, it’s important to us to be a good friend. In grade school we want to make friends so we have someone to sit with at lunch. In college we want friends to help us get through those harder semesters. It’s no different in the work force...
Read More        |         28th July 2016        |         Courtney McGuane        |         In Work
Many of us are uncomfortable when it comes to negotiating our salary. What we don’t realize is that failing to do so will result in us being paid far less than we might be worth. Studies indicate that by negotiating our salary, you can stand to gain at least $5,000...
Read More        |         12th July 2016        |         Rachelle Scott        |         In Work
As someone who grew up in the 90’s, I’ve noticed a trend in my generation’s communication skills. (Past generations, you’re not necessarily exempt either! Sorry.) What’s the trend? Failure to actually communicate...
Read More        |         1st July 2016        |         Paige Block        |         In Work
The advances in digital technology have given people and businesses in general more options to improve their streams of income. With improving facilities for Internet, the availability of Intranet processes and the continued evolution of mobile technology...
Read More        |         28th June 2016        |         Felix Tarcomnicu        |         In Work
It’s inevitable, and most likely it is going to happen to everyone at some point during their career. You will mess up at work. Whether it be a large mistake, or a small one, it isn’t going to feel good...
Read More        |         23rd June 2016        |         Courtney McGuane        |         In Work
Star employees are not born to become the blue-eyed workers of their boss. In fact, they have to professionally train them to become the high achiever of an organization which takes a lot of hard work, efforts and skills....
Read More        |         21st June 2016        |         Jasmine Demeester        |         In Work
Whether it’s face-to-face or via email, communication in the workplace requires professional etiquette. This may sound like common sense, but many of us still struggle to present ourselves in the best light possible...
Read More        |         10th June 2016        |         Paige Block        |         Job Search, In Work
“Creativity” has become a highly marketable skill in the professional world. But it doesn’t mean companies are hiring more artists. In fact, the meaning of the term has evolved to encompass much more than a knack for artistic expression. Below, we outline a few ways you might have the hot new skill employers are looking for without even knowing it...
Read More        |         25th May 2016        |         Saga Briggs        |         In Work, Job Search, Other
Becoming an intern is considered a near-necessity in certain fields to gain useful experience and eventually be considered for full-time job positions at desirable companies all over the world. Whether paid or unpaid, an internship is a great way of establishing skills for moving into specialist work such as PR/ Social Media Assistant...
Read More        |         24th May 2016        |         George Atkins        |         In Work
Coming back to work after a long vacation can be challenging. While you may be at work, your heart is still back on that sandy beach in the Caribbean. While it may be difficult, coming back to work after a trip doesn’t have to be torture, with a few simple steps you can make your return to work a smooth transition...
Read More        |         20th May 2016        |         Courtney McGuane        |         In Work
Every working person in their life at some point will consider looking for a pay rise in their current place of work; it’s only natural! You should never be afraid of asking if you feel you have earned a raise at work, but the approach you when asking should always come across as professional, considerate and measured...
Read More        |         16th March 2016        |         George Atkins        |         In Work
Career advancement is something most office workers expect when they first get a job. They are full of hope and expectations when they first start out, all fired up to conquer the world. However, years pass and little by little, that fire dies down, and they find themselves in a job they have come to hate and still getting the same low pay...
Read More        |         24th February 2016        |         Linda Craig        |         In Work
Stress at work is more common than you may think and you’re not alone. It is reported that over 440,000 people in the UK alone reported work-related stress at a level they believed was making them ill, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2014/ 15. That’s 40% of all work-related illness. For most of us some stress at work as totally normal...
Read More        |         29th January 2016        |         Chris Butler        |         In Work
Unfortunately, not everyone is happy in his or her job and, as a result, people quit from time to time, that’s just a part of working life for most. However, each person’s living situation is understandably different and there are a myriad of reasons for individuals to quit their jobs. But if your company is losing it’s best staff every time, then there may be something wrong...
Read More        |         22nd January 2016        |         In Work
Every so often, when working consistently to reach targets, we can become burnt out and tired. This happens to working people at some point in their lives and knowing when to take a break can always do a world of good for your mental and physical well being. With that in mind, here are our 5 main signs that you’re becoming worn-out and need to take to time off relaxing...
Read More        |         16th December 2015        |         George Atkins        |         In Work
Healthcare is big business universally, offering up an almost limitless range of different professional career paths to those willing to provide high-quality care to patients across the globe. The UK NHS healthcare service cares for 1 million patients each 36 hours...
Read More        |         9th December 2015        |         George Atkins        |         Job Search    In Work    Other
On the run up to the Christmas period, additional sources of money can prove incredibly useful; especially given that Britons spend on average £350 on presents each year per person. This time of the year can also prove pretty helpful to those looking to clear out unwanted household items...
Read More        |         4th December 2015        |         George Atkins        |         Job Search    In Work    Other
New year’s resolutions are of course an annual tradition for people all over the world, giving a valid excuse to push for your goals and ambitions unlike at any other time on the calendar; and according to a survey taken by List25.com, one of the most common resolutions...
Read More        |         3rd December 2015        |         George Atkins        |         Job Search    In Work    Other
It should come as no real surprise that those individuals talented enough to speak more than one language are, on average, more successful in certain industries than those who cannot. For some, it is a professionally driven motivation that leads people to take up new languages and in world where global branding profiles...
Read More        |         26th November 2015        |         George Atkins        |         Job Search    In Work    Other
Many employees are always looking for ways to move up the employment ladder and move into the higher pay brackets, as well as jobs that will be more satisfying in the long term. So if you are looking to move into a new job role, either within your current field or in a new one...
Read More        |         30th October 2015        |         George Atkins        |         Job Search    In Work
Due to the rise in numbers of unemployed people nationwide, job searching is now a ‘popular’ past time for many of us, especially young people, struggling to find work in a highly competitive job environment. here are a myriad of advice articles out there on the Internet...
Read More        |         21st October 2015        |         George Atkins        |         Job Search    In Work    Other
Finding networking opportunities, either through modern or contemporary means, is crucial if you are ever going to be wholly successful in your career, more so if that career is based around effective communication with people...
Read More        |         14th October 2015        |         George Atkins        |         Job Search    In Work
At some point in everyone’s career, writing a letter of resignation is something that they will have to do, whether it’s because of moving on to a better job or choosing to spend a year travelling abroad, and getting them ‘right’ is essential if you want to retain certain business ties...
Read More        |         30th September 2015        |         George Atkins        |         In Work    Cover Letters
Working remotely from home is seen by many as the pinnacle of self-employment, being able to practically fall out of bed and be at the “office”. The novelty of working in your dressing gown and being able to snack constantly all day long will almost certainly appeal to many of you. However, even the most ardent fan of working remotely will admit that remaining motivated...
Read More        |         21st September 2015        |         George Atkins        |         In Work    Job Search    Other
Working remotely from home is seen by many as the pinnacle of self-employment, being able to practically fall out of bed and be at the “office”. The novelty of working in your dressing gown and being able to snack constantly all day long will almost certainly appeal to many of you. However, even the most ardent fan of working remotely will admit that remaining motivated...
Read More        |         18th September 2015        |         George Atkins        |         In Work
Work is usually where we spend most of our waking hours and remaining productive in a job role, every day for months at a time is no small feat. Establishing and maintaining a high level of concentration throughout the day can be difficult, especially if you start off that day in the wrong way, so here we have compiled a list of 7 do’s to help you make the most...
Read More        |         14th September 2015        |         George Atkins        |         In Work
The commute to work is perhaps the most arduous part of each working person’s day. Getting up ludicrously early, sitting on a train, bus or in a car, wishing that teleportation was a viable, real-life technology. Surely then, the best option for the travelling worker is to make commuting as stress-free, as productive, maybe even as enjoyable as possible; Here are 6 easy ways to relieve the crushing mundanity of...
Read More        |         10th September 2015        |         George Atkins        |         In Work
It’s a feeling many employees recognise at some point in their lives; the same despondent commute to work, sitting at the same desk, with the same people and the same boring schedule in an endless cycle. To those of you who are feeling disillusioned and stuck in a rut at work, a new job, perhaps travelling in a new career direction, is something that has to be sought out to...
Read More        |         8th September 2015        |         George Atkins        |         In Work
You’ve aced the interview, been hired by your dream company, you’ve shopped extensively for shirts, suitable office shoes and picked up your skirt from the dry cleaners… you could not be more ready. But, the first day at work is always a daunting experience, one which every working person will undertake on a fairly regular basis, so being prepared and demonstrating the correct etiquette is crucial; here are the top...
Read More        |         26th August 2015        |         George Atkins        |         In Work
We’ve surely all been in this situation; deadlines are closing in, your workload is piling up considerably, you’re probably feeling stressed with progress having slowed down to a crawl, with no idea how to get back to your productive peak. Don’t fret however; here are 8 ways you can be more productive and improve concentration at work! Be More Positive Increasing your productivity levels is definitely a mental practice...
Read More        |         25th August 2015        |         George Atkins        |         In Work
Its hit 5’o clock on a Friday afternoon, you’re finished for the weekend, everyone decides to roll down to the pub for a few beers, great! But it is important to remember that this could be considered a ‘work outing’, not to be confused with drinks with mates where you can get away with so much more. Mixing work with leisure activities is a minefield, so here are our top...
Read More        |         23rd August 2015        |         George Atkins        |         In Work
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