The secrets to a successful CV

almost 2 years ago by Testing Sophie Hickson

James Reed says that if a CV hasn't hooked its reader within seven seconds, it will get rejected. Here are the secrets to an engaging, relevant job application. While the UK has near-full employment, at Reed we receive more than 600,000 applications every week from people looking for their next job. If you extrapolate that figure, it adds up to a lot of reading for recruiters – and it’s little ...

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Pressure, stress and anxiety: know your triggers

almost 2 years ago by Claire Brandon

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. 'There's a lot of work which need...

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How mentoring can benefit your career

about 2 years ago by Claire Brandon

Today mentoring relationships are becoming more common amongst professional accountants. This blog will explore the benefits of mentoring and explain how to get the most out of having a mentor. What is mentoring? Mentoring is a one-to-one relationship between you and someone with extensive knowledge and experience in your professional field that can help guide, advise and support you to achieve...

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Natural ways to boost your memory

about 2 years ago by Claire Brandon

A good memory relies on a healthy brain. Here are some simple things you can do to boost your brain health and your memory. Get up and go! Staying active keeps your circulation moving. It improves the blood supply to your brain and helps to flush away waste material and toxins. Sleep During deep sleep, your whole body, including your brain has a chance to repair and renew. A study by Washington...

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The art of listening with empathy

about 2 years ago by Claire Brandon

Listening is one of the most important skills we can attempt to master in the modern workplace, especially with so many distractions competing for our attention. It forms the basis of so many other skills and traits that enable effective communication. However, it can be a difficult skill to learn, as it requires us to be more present, attentive, engaged, open and flexible. The ability to liste...

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