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Tackling ageism

about 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

Since the compulsory retirement age of 65 was abolished in 2011, it has become more common for people to continue working into retirement. In fact, for many people, retirement can be the perfect opportunity to try something different and have a change of career. However, older professionals often face the barrier of ageism. While legislation has been passed in an attempt to help combat discrimi...

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Not sure what your "desired salary" should be? Here's how to figure it out

about 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

A crucial reason why people decide to change jobs is because they want more money. Salaries are usually a key factor in our decision making when it comes to switching jobs. However, people also change jobs because they want increased responsibility, more flexibility, a greater sense of purpose or a more suitable organisational culture. However, most often employees feel they’re not being paid f...

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

about 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

about 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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