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How to build resilience and confidence when you're looking for work

over 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

Looking for a job takes a lot of energy, and if you’ve been out of work for an extended period it’s very easy to lose confidence and motivation. The key is resilience. The more resilient you are the more confident you will feel and the more productive and effective your job search will be. Here are some ways to build your resilience and keep your job search on track: 1. Establish a routine For ...

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10 tips for an effective networking strategy

over 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

Networking is one of the most effective ways to find new career opportunities, whether you’re looking for a new role, returning to work after a career break, aiming for a promotion or looking to set up your own business. Networking can help you find out about jobs before they’re widely advertised. Often jobs aren’t advertised at all and networking is an effective way of finding these ‘hidden’ o...

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Why cover letters are still crucial to your job application, and how to make yours stand out

over 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

Writing a cover letter can help your job application stand out to a hiring manager or recruiter. Taking the time to write one makes you seem proactive, as well as someone who cares for the role they’ve applied for. Let’s go back to basics. What is a cover letter? This is a document that candidates submit alongside their CV when applying for a job. It enables you to introduce yourself as a profe...

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How to stand out in any stage of your career

over 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

Whether you’re trying to progress as part of a large team or one of many applicants chasing a new role, trying to set yourself apart from others can often be difficult. Here are five tips to make sure your hard work and talent does not go unnoticed: 1.    Stand out from the crowd From my perspective, achieving this comes down to two things: First, you have to understand the commercials. No matt...

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How to find your balance between your career and your side hustle

over 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

Are you thinking of starting a new side hustle, or struggling to meet the demands of both your full-time job and your side business? In this blog I will give you some tried and tested tips on how to strike a comfortable balance between your career and the passion project you're pursuing on the side.  1. Plan, Plan, Plan Organisation is key to achieving success in any venture, so you need to mak...

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