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  • The importance of setting career goals

    • 22 Apr 2019
    • CABA

    If you ask someone exactly what position they aspire to, most would be able to give you a strong, big-picture answer. Ask how they plan to do this and the cracks begin to show. Having a vision of where you want to end up is important, but of equal value is plotting a path to get there.

  • Avoid these common interview errors

    • 15 Apr 2019
    • Andrew Bredin, Regional Managing Director of Hays North West

    Interviews can be stressful situations, and you can’t beat yourself up about the odd slip up here and there. However, as part of your interview preparation, it is important to understand that a lot of the mistakes people make are both very common, and easily avoided. Put simply, the more prepared you are, the less likely you’ll be to make them.

  • The benefits of having a career mentor

    • 7 Apr 2019
    • Karen Young

    Your career mentor is someone who can help you achieve your professional goals, and give you objective advice and support. If you’re ambitious about your career a mentor can help you succeed. So why don’t you have one?

  • 6 ways to remove barriers in the workplace

    • 1 Apr 2019
    • CABA

    A recent British Heart Foundation survey suggested that a large number of socially awkward situations at work are the result of not knowing our colleagues well enough.

  • Pressure, stress and anxiety: know your triggers

    • 18 Mar 2019
    • CABA

    It's a fact that we all experience both pressure and stress in our working and personal lives. However, research conducted by CABA indicates that stress is a growing area of concern for both ACA students and qualified ICAEW chartered accountants alike, with poor work-life balance, exam stress and career management highlighted as particularly challenging issues.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Think of the poor interviewer!

    • 15 Dec 2014
    • Claire Brandon

    Interviewees tend to focus on their own feelings and trying not to mess up the interview. Let’s turn that around for a minute and think what is in the interviewers mind.

  • 5 tips on writing a successful CV

    • 26 Nov 2012
    • Claire Brandon

    A good CV is vital when looking for work, especially when there are numerous candidates for the same job, so what should it contain?

  • Rights of contract workers

    • 19 Nov 2012
    • Claire Brandon

    Working on a contract basis offers exciting opportunities for those in the finance sector, including increased flexibility, earnings and variety of work. But, this comes with the sacrifice of many protections afforded to those working as employees.