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  • Natural ways to boost your memory

    • 11 Mar 2019
    • CABA

    A good memory relies on a healthy brain. Here are some simple things you can do to boost your brain health and your memory.

  • The art of listening with empathy

    • 4 Mar 2019
    • CABA

    Listening is one of the most important skills we can attempt to master in the modern workplace, especially with so many distractions competing for our attention. It forms the basis of so many other skills and traits that enable effective communication.

  • Tips to writing a great CV

    • 25 Feb 2019
    • Claire Brandon

    Your CV is likely to be the first impression your future employer gets of you, so it’s crucial to do it right. A lousy CV may stop you from getting an interview; It is the first key stepping stone to securing your next dream job.

  • Resilience: Power of the micro-action

    • 18 Feb 2019
    • CABA

    A good job and a career should have a positive influence on your health and happiness. However, various circumstances can arise making your job a source of stress and potentially even illness.

  • Friendships and fall-outs at work

    • 11 Feb 2019
    • CABA

    If you work full time you spend more of your waking hours at your workplace than at home. And that means you spend more time with your work colleagues than with your friends and family.

  • Why do we get stressed?

    • 4 Feb 2019
    • CABA

    We all get stressed from time to time. A certain amount of stress can be useful but if you feel constantly overwhelmed this can lead to health problems. This article will look at the causes of stress and provide some tips on how to increase your resilience.

  • How to stay active at work

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • CABA

    The average person in the UK now spends the equivalent of 76 days each year sitting down. So it’s no surprise that around 39% of UK adults don’t meet the activity levels recommended by the NHS.

  • Resilience: Staying calm in difficult times

    • 3 Dec 2018
    • CABA

    There are any number of definitions for resilience, most of which refer to the ability to 'bounce back from adversity' and 'withstand stressful situations'. However, whilst bouncing back is an admirable quality, you can only do it so many times before you are exhausted and no longer have the resources to cope.

  • Use your morning routine to set you up for success

    • 3 Dec 2018
    • CABA

    While there is no single proven morning routine that works for everyone and guarantees success, establishing your own can help you maximise your creativity, energy and productivity throughout the day.

  • The benefits of learning new skills at work

    • 26 Nov 2018
    • CABA

    There are many reasons why people choose to learn a new skill - whether it’s for a hobby or for professional development at their workplace. Spending time learning a new skill has far more benefits than simply learning the skill itself. From a workplace and technological standpoint, investing in learning and self-development will not only help you stay ahead of the curve but maintain your relevance and ensure your future career success.

  • Building your personal brand

    • 19 Nov 2018
    • CABA

    Traditionally a ‘brand’ is a term that’s linked with a company, product or service. Personal branding is about promoting yourself as the concept, product or service.

  • 10 ways to improve your presentation skills

    • 19 Nov 2018
    • CABA

    If you have to give a presentation, does your mouth dry up and your heart start racing? Fear of public speaking - or glossophobia - is estimated to affect as many as 75% of people, making it one of the most common phobias.

  • From practice to business: My career journey

    • 12 Nov 2018
    • Simon Alsop

    I studied for a degree in business studies and the course included quite a lot of accountancy content. I really enjoyed that aspect so I knew I wanted to do something with a finance/business focus.

  • Marks Sattin's Annual Market Insight Report

    • 12 Nov 2018
    • Marks Sattin

    Marks Sattin’s Annual Market Insight Report is now available online. This is an essential referencing tool for employment market trends in 2018 and beyond.

  • Productivity Tips: How to get more done in a day than you do now in a week

    • 29 Oct 2018
    • Zena Everitt

    Work is a huge part of our identity, but for many of us work has ceased to well… work for us.

  • An interview with: Hannah an FC at Whitbread

    • 14 Dec 2017
    • Rory McDermot, ICAEW

    Hannah has been with Whitbread for 6 months having joined from PwC and is now working as a controller within risk, control and process improvement. Hannah is one of a number of ACAs who have joined Whitbread in the controls and risk environment in the last 5 years as the business helps develop its future leaders.

  • Why a financial control role should be top of any ACAs wishlist

    • 11 Dec 2017
    • Rory McDermott, ICAEW

    Over the years I have interacted with countless numbers of recently qualified accountants looking at moving into a finance role. More often than not the first words I hear are “I want a commercial role” or “I would consider management accounting or financial accounting as a second choice…. but I don’t want audit”.

  • Chartered Accountants: Thinking of a move from practice - Take these 3 steps before deciding

    • 12 Dec 2016
    • Rory McDermott

    Should I stay or should I go? A common question for us all as we seek career fulfilment, and one that is particularly pertinent for Chartered Accountants given the career diversity available for those who hold the prestigious ACA qualification.

  • Where next? Newly qualified ACA

    • 5 Dec 2016
    • Claire Brandon

    The first decision you are going to have to make is whether you are going to stay in practice or move into industry. For some of you, this will be an obvious choice, but many of you will still be torn.

  • Chartered accountants: avoid the top 3 interview mistakes

    • 14 Nov 2016
    • Claire Brandon

    Interviews are something that most people struggle with. We all want to progress to the next level of our career and whether this is for an internal promotion or for an external career move, we can all improve our interview technique.