Career Advice Blog

When will HR put on its own oxygen mask first?

There is no doubt that the onset of Covid 19 has placed a disproportionate amount of strain and responsibility on Human Resource professionals who have been placed into unchartered territories with no choice but to respond to the ongoing challenges …
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Turning CV Weaknesses into Strengths

With the UK economy struggling to cope with the impact of COVID-19, unemployment is rising. More applicants are applying for fewer jobs, and the situation may worsen in the coming months. Faced with growing piles of CVs, recruiters will be …
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Four ways to manage your career after Lockdown

COVID has thrown us off balance. We have had to adapt fast, as many of us have been forced into survival mode. Health, finances, infrastructure have all been at best under threat and, at worst, decimated. We may have been …
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Post Lockdown: What are your work priorities now?

It was only a couple of months ago that our world was different. We went to work, liked some things and grumbled about others, loved or hated our job, were stressed from an always-on culture, thought about starting a business …
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6 ways HR and Line Managers can respond effectively to employees returning after Lockdown

COVID has thrown us all off balance. We have had to adapt fast, as many of us have been forced into survival mode. Health, finances, infrastructure have all been at best under threat and, at worst, decimated. Furloughed or not, …
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LinkedIn Lockdown Spring Clean: Top 5 Tips

During these uncertain times, you may question whether it is worth putting any energy into your job search, LinkedIn or career management. Many of you may be facing furlough or a downturn in workload. A LinkedIn Lockdown Spring Clean, may …
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The give and take of a good career conversation!

CCS Top Tips on having career conversations in the workplace A good career conversation increases the chance to retain and motivate good people. An honest and open career conversation builds their sense of value to the organisation and helps individuals …
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Don’t give up! 13 top tips for staying optimistic while looking for your next job

‘I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going’. Sylvester Stallone In today’s complex world of work, searching for a job with all the plethora …
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Tools to help you make better job choices

So you are unclear about what your next job should be. You’ve thought about your skills set perhaps and the job tools available to you, and maybe what you enjoy doing? But have you included your Values – what is …
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Why Values are important: 4 key messages for organisations

‘I love the job but I can’t stand the macho environment any longer’ one tearful client complained to me recently. Another, newly qualified as a medical consultant, loves the huge scope of his role in public health but is unhappy …
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