Seven tips to becoming more employable in 2020

5 months ago by Claire Brandon

So, if you have realised that the time is right for you to make a change and find a new job, then the following tips will help you achieve your goals. 1.Think about which skills you will need to achieve your goals Upon reflecting on your current skill set, you need to start filling the gaps as to where you have weaknesses. The start of a new year is a great time to do this. Therefore, it is cru...

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When's the best time to change jobs

6 months ago by Claire Brandon

We all have our up and down days at work, but if you feel the Monday blues consistently during the week, this could be a sign that your current job is not working for you. If it’s not, it’s time to consider just when and how you want to make your next move. How to know your job’s not for you: 1. You’re uninspired at work Is your job boring you to tears? Being bored at work can make you feel dem...

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Are you ready to retire?

7 months ago by Claire Brandon

Retirement planning isn’t just about financial planning. A happy retirement rests on you being ready, from both an emotional and a financial point of view. The following questions will help you to assess your readiness for retirement. Take a few moments to answer the following questions. When you are finished, you should have a good idea about whether or not this is the right time to put your w...

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Pitch perfect - make your elevator pitch work for you

7 months ago by Claire Brandon

An elevator pitch is an executive summary, just 60 seconds or fewer, that you can use to sell yourself. It’s one of the most effective ways to promote your personal brand and one of the simplest yet most powerful tools for any professional. Follow these simple steps to build your own interesting, memorable and succinct pitch that clearly explains what makes you unique and how you can add value....

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Top tips for a successful Skype interview - ICAEW - Career

7 months ago by Claire Brandon

The option to conduct interviews remotely is becoming increasingly popular and is now common practice for many employers and recruiters, particularly due to more people working from home. Usually conducted over Skype, they’re convenient, reduce travel costs, and can save time. What is a Skype interview? A Skype interview is conducted over video chat rather than face-to-face. They’re often used ...

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