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How to sell yourself when looking for a job

Looking for a new job?  If yes is your answer, here are some tips on how to present yourself to employers and easy steps to increase your chances of being found by hirers and considered for live job vacancies. STEP 1 Be proactive and visible. Think like a politician!  Yep, I actually said that.  Although

How important is training and development?

Training and development (T&D) can improve competitiveness in a global market, decrease skills and performance gaps, be used as a motivational tool for employees and improve individual capabilities and performance.

The power of ‘Good Work’ – Reflections of a Senior Business Leader

I was speaking with a close and respected Senior Business Leader the other day who had recently finished a senior executive role after two seemingly successful years in the job.  On refection he said he was in a business that, with his experience and knowledge, he would be at the top of his game.  He

The Skills Which University Doesn’t Teach You

Just over one year ago I started working at Optimum in my first job since graduating university. It’s humbling to reflect on all I’ve done over the past 12-months.

Plans for the year ahead

The year 2018 has taught us a lot of things. Whether good or bad, we should not forget these lessons. So, if you are still thinking of some things that you want to do or change this year, check out this list that might help you boost your career. If you already have a list,

The Comfort Zone: Why should I get out of it?

We have all heard this phrase: “You have to get out of your Comfort Zone – you have to push yourself to the next level” But do we actually know what the Comfort Zone is and what are the pros (and cons) for pushing people out of it? What is The Comfort Zone? The comfort

Work life balance – the grand debate

‘Work life balance’ has been a hot topic for both employees and employers for some time now. It has been at the forefront of a lot of management meetings and having a healthy work life balance can be a challenge for businesses, but it can also have a serious impact on organisations. I meet with candidates daily

The Real Reason for the Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap has always been an issue of much controversy and debate. And I, as a young feminist, believe that it is something to be eradicated. However, before we can do that, we need to get to the root cause of it all – what is causing the gender pay gap in the

Insights and advice on Employee Engagement: Tip #1: Give them Jimi!

When I was a teenager I taught myself how to play the guitar, my father was a huge music fan having been brought up in 1960’s UK experiencing the global cultural change of that era. Music was a great influencer and political tool: bands such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who all engaged their