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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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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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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