careers, employment, career matches

Why We Value Meaningful Work

We spend a large amount of our time at work. You may work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for 40 weeks a year, which is quite a large proportion of our lives. Naturally, we want to feel happy, comfortable and valued in the workplace, which means completing work that is meaningful to … Read More

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Benefits of Work Experience

Are you unsure of what job you might enjoy? Do you need to increase your current level of experience? Work experience is an opportunity for you to discover your talents and find an area of interest. This can be in any industry. And, through a short period of unpaid employment, you can gain new and … Read More

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The Power of Video Interviewing

The traditional application method of the CV is evolving. We’re seeing digital applications and new approaches to recruitment more than ever. Companies are using psychometric games to determine whether a candidate fits a role. Alongside the increase in gamification in technology, companies are using video systems to interview their candidates. It seems video interviews are … Read More

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Millennials and Generation Z: What’s the Issue?

Media outlets can be wrongly judgemental of millennials and generation Z, because the world they’re navigating is different to 50 years ago. Millennials are those born between 1981 and 1996, and generation Z are those born after 1997. Both generations have grown up with the rise of the internet. As a result, they have a different … Read More

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Why You Might Need to Re- or Upskill

What is reskilling? Reskilling is the opportunity for an individual to change careers, to acquire a new skill set for future employment. Your current career might not be the perfect fit, this could be because of previous decision making, or being unsure of what you want to do. When I was at school leaving age, … Read More

The Rise of the Freelancer

Working freelance is a new form of employment and income, where individuals set their own agenda and working hours. It comes with many pros and cons, like most job roles. Since 2001 the number of freelancers in the UK has risen by 1.5 million, according to the Office of National Statistics. So, leaving tradition behind, the … Read More

Looking After Your Mental Health at Work

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, considering 1 in 6 employees experience mental health problems, the government is implementing change into health policies in the workplace. The World Health Organisation defines mental health as “A state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with … Read More

Is Your Job at Risk of Automation?

Over the last decade there’s been a growing fear for the future of employment, this is due to development in technology. Artificial intelligence, robots and machine learning systems are becoming a popular resource for companies. Although some seem concerned at the risk of their jobs becoming automated, it isn’t something to majorly worry about. We … Read More

Why Measure Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is how effectively an individual identifies and manages their own emotions, and of those around them. As humans our behaviour is driven by our emotions and it can impact others positively and negatively. Therefore, the way an employee presents their emotions can affect their overall performance. The elements of EQ: Self-awareness – … Read More

Are the Days of Whiteboards Over? – The Future of Education

We live in a technology obsessed world where we continuously use our smartphones. Apps are available for almost any need, including banking, travel and shopping. We can do everything on our phones. But that’s not all, young children are now being brought up with technology all around them, being gifted iPad’s and tablets for Christmas. What … Read More