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How Engineering Students Can Prepare For A Career In STEM

The UK is experiencing a skills gap in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) roles. According to the IET, there’s a shortage of over 173,000 vacancies.

Skills gaps must be addressed in a number of ways, from embedding teachings and awareness of specific roles and sectors into school subjects to upskilling existing members of the labour…

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Added by Adam Johnson on July 28, 2022 at 11:34am — No Comments

Co-Working Spaces: The New Way Of Working For Employees

More and more businesses are embracing a hybrid working model. Commuting to the office five days a week might have once been the norm, but according to a survey conducted by Free Office Finder in February 2022, 64 per cent of their clients said they take part in hybrid working

In addition to a hybrid working model, multiple corporations have made the decision to close their…

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Added by Adam Johnson on June 30, 2022 at 12:16pm — No Comments

LinkedIn: The Do's and Don'ts of How To Set Up Your Profile

Employers look at your LinkedIn profile all of the time. They scrutinise and evaluate your profile at any given moment. If you’ve just applied for a job, an employer will be digging for dirt. And with private browsing mode, you may never be aware they were even on your profile.

So, of course, it’s essential to not treat your LinkedIn as a social media profile.

Martin Bate is the Head of Permanent Recruitment at Orion, experts in specialist recruitment for…

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Added by Adam Johnson on June 30, 2022 at 12:09pm — No Comments

How Employees Can Create A Better Connection With Their Customers

Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance. There is research to suggest that just 20% of your current buyers will be responsible for 80% of your future revenue. You can't know who will become that vital 20%, so your employees should be trained to create a connection with each and every customer, working towards retaining more consumers for the future of your business.

 

The most…

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Added by Adam Johnson on June 30, 2022 at 12:04pm — No Comments

The Best Ways to Prepare Your Staff That Your Business Is Ready For Anything

Even planning is both exciting and challenging. To help you plan any corporate event, remember to think SMART – that means using specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals you want to achieve. But what else do you need to know before throwing an event?

 

Here are some of the most important things to consider when you’re planning a corporate event, whether you’re…

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Added by Adam Johnson on June 30, 2022 at 10:01am — No Comments

The Key Skills Employers Need Before Employing Anyone Else

As an employer, you spend a lot of time looking for employees with skills that can help your business grow. However, the onus for skills that can help a company grow shouldn’t just fall to employees. Employers themselves need to keep their skills polished and updated before asking it of others.

A great solution for employers is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training. Using a variety of education methods, these courses focus on professional development on an individual…

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Added by Adam Johnson on June 7, 2022 at 8:34am — No Comments

Leading the Way: Utilising Your Personal Development to Empower Your Staff

Let’s be brutally honest: you are surely acquainted with one or more individuals that you are not particularly fond of. It may be that Rita, your neighbour, is too loud and nosey for your liking. It could be that Uncle George is overly fussy and pernickety. Or, maybe, the chatty guy at the bus stop simply does not give you good vibes.

The chances are that there is someone at your workplace who you struggle to connect and communicate with. When collaborating and rowing in unison…

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Added by Adam Johnson on May 27, 2022 at 9:55am — No Comments

Tips For How To Tackle Unemployment

The UK is a great place to find a meaningful career, progress, and live a satisfactory lifestyle. It comes as no surprise that so many European and international students are flocking into the country to pursue their higher education and career development in an environment that motivates and supports them. In 2020/2021, there were 605,130 international students pursuing their degrees in the UK, which is an increase of 8.71% since the year before.

Yet, the UK is also suffering from…

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Added by Adam Johnson on May 17, 2022 at 10:27am — No Comments

How to Enhance Your Career Prospects

Social media has been a phenomenon. Before Facebook’s founding in 2004 there was the likes of Bebo, Faceparty, and MySpace. However, the last 10 years have seen a huge spike in both users of social media and reasons for using it. As of January 2022, there are 4.62 billion active users on social media, equating to more than half of the entire population having a social…

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Added by Adam Johnson on May 17, 2022 at 10:14am — No Comments

How To Best Prepare For A Career In Engineering

The UK is experiencing a skills gap in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) roles. According to the IET, there’s a shortage of over 173,000 vacancies.

Skills gaps must be addressed in a number of ways, from embedding teachings and awareness of specific roles and sectors into school subjects to upskilling existing members of the labour…

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Added by Adam Johnson on May 10, 2022 at 5:52am — No Comments

Finding the Right Career Path After School

When finishing your final exams in school, you’ll probably find yourself thinking about your future. There are plenty of options for what you can choose to do, so why is university the decision that so many sixth formers and college students decide on?

Going to university seems more popular than ever. UCAS has seen a 10-year high in the number of applications…

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Added by Adam Johnson on May 10, 2022 at 5:26am — No Comments

How to Get a Better Commute

In the last two years, both work and fashion have changed. Together, it would seem unsurprising that workwear has also changed. Previous attire codes and workplace inflexibility have been dropped, favouring comfort, versatility, and accommodating culture.

But while employers continue to strike a balance between onsite and remote work, and how it is carried out, there remains one part of the working day that has changed without much…

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Added by Adam Johnson on April 28, 2022 at 11:35am — No Comments

The Challenges Independent Retail Businesses Face in 2022

The consumer market has evolved significantly in recent years. As a result, independent retailers have faced many challenges, from a dissipating high street to difficulty accessing marketing strategies.

This article will explore three of these challenges. We will also offer suitable solutions for independent retailers to thrive in the current climate.

Unoccupied high streets

Our high streets were once bustling with life and the promise of consumerism. They have become…

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Added by Adam Johnson on April 21, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

How can Business Leaders Improve Digital Experiences in the Workplace?

Implementing digital transformation into your business is essential for success. But with technological advancements dominating the business world, it’s important to assess the digital additions within your company to discover if they are making the expected improvements.

As a business leader, you may wonder where to start. Here, we explore five ways to improve digital experiences in the workplace.

Provide training on digital tools

There are…

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Added by Adam Johnson on April 21, 2022 at 10:10am — No Comments

Representation Of Men: How It Can Affect A Career

The representation of women in media is a hot topic today. Discourses on gender stereotypes are making us question the fair portrayal of women, who are often perceived as overly sexualised, vulnerable, and superficial.

But do we talk about representations of men in media enough? Who is the man of today? How is he portrayed in traditional media…

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Added by Adam Johnson on April 21, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

6 Business Leaders You Didn’t Know Failed Before Succeeding

Starting a business isn’t an easy task. In fact, developing your idea and encouraging growth can be a journey filled with adversity.

Even today, building a business is difficult. While businesses can access an array of tools such as B2B Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platforms to extend cash flows, social media to make connections, and the internet to…

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Added by Adam Johnson on April 20, 2022 at 5:05am — No Comments

Lessons From The Worlds Richest People To Guarantee Career Success

Success, whether at school, at work, or in our personal domains, is ingrained in us from a young age. We strive to plant the seeds of success, so we can reap the fruits of our efforts.

Along our journey, we hear all sorts of tips for success. People like Tony Robbins and Jay Abraham, who are dominating the life coaching space, are teaching us how to set goals, use affirmations, and fake it till you make it. These tricks might be the missing piece of the puzzle for some, while for…

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Added by Adam Johnson on April 19, 2022 at 6:44am — No Comments

How The Electric Car Industry Is Helping Commuters Save Money

 Thinking of buying an electric car? Great choice. Electric cars are environmentally friendly, provide an improved driving experience, and have lower running costs. It’s fair to say that they are the future of our mobility.

But how much does it actually cost to buy and run an EV, and how does that compare to petrol and diesel fuelled cars?

Here is a breakdown of the most common electric car expenses and how to minimise them.

Buying price

It’s a well-known fact…

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Added by Adam Johnson on March 31, 2022 at 10:57am — No Comments

Women Get Things Done: The Rapid Rise of Female Tradespeople

There is no hiding that, until not too long ago, a faulty sink or a toilet that wouldn’t flush would have led to three certain steps: assess the situation, phone a plumber, and welcome an experienced man with wrenches and hydraulic probes.

Hands-on trades have historically been dominated by male workers. However, as the years go by, this once-unsurmountable gender gap is slowly narrowing and softening. With an increasing demand for skilled workers in the industry and an array of…

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Added by Adam Johnson on March 23, 2022 at 11:02am — No Comments

Jobs Of The Future: How TikTokers Are Turning Their Talents into Full-Time Jobs

TikTok is the social media platform that has taken the world by storm. Its growth is seriously impressive when compared to other social giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In 2021, TikTok was the most popular app in the world, with 656 million people downloading the music, dance, and video platform on their devices.

 

While some people love…

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Added by Adam Johnson on March 23, 2022 at 4:38am — No Comments

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