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Is this September the right time for you to move job?

about 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

When it comes to work, the summer months offer the thrill of setting your favourite out-of-office reply: ‘I am currently on annual leave and will respond to your email upon my return.’ Of course, after your holiday you should return refreshed and ready to tackle whatever your inbox throws at you. But what if the thought of returning to work fills you with dread, and the typical end-of-holiday b...

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The 3 important questions you should answer in your CV

about 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

Standing out from the crowd is often challenging in the job application process, especially when you are up against hundreds of other applicants. You may be wondering; how do I grab the attention of the recruiter or hiring manager. The answer is simple – it is the ability to answer these 3 vital questions: 1. What interests you about this job, company, and industry? 2. What value can you bring ...

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5 steps to self-promote

about 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

In order to move forward within your career, it is necessary to be your own ‘biggest fan’ and communicate to others about your skills and successes, otherwise you may find yourself stuck in a career rut. Everyone has the right to communicate their career ambitions, and so if you’re not granted it, ask for it! This means insisting that your manager arranges routine performance reviews with you, ...

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The importance of setting career goals

about 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

If you ask someone exactly what position they aspire to, most would be able to give you a strong, big-picture answer. Ask how they plan to do this and the cracks begin to show. Having a vision of where you want to end up is important, but of equal value is plotting a path to get there. Investing time and effort into understanding how you can live your impossible dream will be less daunting if p...

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Avoid these common interview errors

about 1 year ago by Claire Brandon

Interviews can be stressful situations, and you can’t beat yourself up about the odd slip up here and there. However, as part of your interview preparation, it is important to understand that a lot of the mistakes people make are both very common, and easily avoided. Put simply, the more prepared you are, the less likely you’ll be to make them. Here are some of the most regular issues we see, a...

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