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Job hunting in a time of corona: 9 ways to get into a positive mindset before your remote job interview

4 months ago by Claire Brandon

“I’ve never had a phone or video interview before, what if it goes wrong?” “I feel worried about the impact of the virus, what if that negatively impacts my performance?” 80% of all the thoughts we have are negative. Yes, you read that right, 80% of the 12,000-16,000 thoughts we have every day are negative. And, of course, I don’t need to tell you that this percentage has most likely risen sinc...

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Being resilient in difficult times

4 months ago by Claire Brandon

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, you can only do it so many times before you are exhausted and no longer have the resources to cope. If you’re finding it hard to stay calm during the coronavirus outbreak, here are some tips for emotional resilience to help you cop...

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How to make the most of working from home

5 months ago by Claire Brandon

Following the latest government advice, many of us will already or soon be working from home for the foreseeable future. For those who aren’t used to working remotely, this can be a particularly disruptive experience and may require some time to adjust. Some people initially enjoy the idea of not having to leave the house in the morning, but may soon find the comforts of home distracting, leadi...

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Lights, camera, action: how to impress in your video interview

5 months ago by Claire Brandon

Video interviews are now a necessity and they need to be taken seriously if you want to impress a prospective employer and secure a new role. For some, the perceived lack of real interpersonal interaction during a video interview can be a cause for anxiety. Body language accounts for a large part of communication, and without it the ability to express ourselves decreases significantly. It’s imp...

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Is it time to change jobs? How to spot the warning signs

5 months ago by Claire Brandon

‘It’s just a job’, is something we often say to ourselves after a bad day in the office. But is it? We spend so many of our waking hours at work that to settle for less than a job that is fulfilling, challenging and creatively and intellectually stimulating is to do yourself a disservice. Recognising when it’s time to move on career-wise is tricky. Do you find yourself struggling to get out of ...

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