Caitlin Purvis's Blog (107)

Using Social Media to Enhance Your Career Prospects

Social media has been a world-changing 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. In 2019, there were 3.486 billion active users on social media, equating to nearly half of the entire population having a social media presence. This was up by nine per cent since January 2018. But, with a lot of the world currently on lockdown due to…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

Where are all the Female CEOs? - Women in Business

On the 8th March, we celebrated International Women’s Week, which focuses on forging a gender-equal world, celebrating women’s successes, and raising awareness of historic and present bias. There’s a lot of discussion around women in the workplace and underrepresentation in industry — 5% of U.S. ownership in the tech industry is women, and only 2.9% of black women study STEM-related bachelor’s degrees across the world.

This begs the question, what about women in…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 2, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Sustainable Jobs: What Opportunities Are There for Graduates?

As society places a greater emphasis on the social responsibility, we have to protect the environment and prevent climate change. As such, more and more of us are looking for careers in sustainable roles. Finding a job that is ideal for you after walking out of university is no easy task, let alone one that is eco-friendly. For the generations before us, signing the first job contract they see regardless of their ethical stance and personal opinions was a regular…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on September 29, 2020 at 11:02am — No Comments

The Need for More Diversity in Trade Roles

The Need for More Diversity in Trade Roles

It’s fair to say that society has changed a lot in the last 35 years. In particular, there have been huge shifts in attitude when it comes to equality and diversity. Sky News reported on a study from 1984, which showed that 42 per cent of people back then felt men ought to take the role of breadwinner for a family, and women ought to be homemakers. 35 years later, only eight per cent of people still maintained these beliefs.

Gender…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on September 29, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to get a career in the Snowsports industry

Have you ever imagined yourself in a job that’s a little bit different from your everyday office gig? Perhaps you’re seeking a change in career and have been looking for something more adventurous? Choosing a career path can be a headache, but the decision doesn’t have to be difficult; your chosen job role may involve an activity or hobby that you already have a passion for. For example, gamers can now enjoy a career in games quality…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on September 29, 2020 at 10:37am — No Comments

Covid-19 Recession: Can Your Business Handle It?

The global pandemic has not just affected health, it has hit the global economy, causing trouble for countries across the world—including the UK, which has entered its second recession in only 12…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on September 28, 2020 at 8:43am — No Comments

5 Money-Saving Practices Businesses Should Continue Post-Lockdown

For many businesses, penny-pinching hasn’t exactly been a choice lately, with lockdown regulations forcing the part-time closure of companies across all industries. However, in recent weeks we have seen life gradually return to somewhat normal as the government allows the reopening of many entertainment venues and businesses – including pubs, bars, restaurants, cinemas, and several more. Although this is the news businesses across the UK have been waiting to hear, it’s important not to get…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on September 24, 2020 at 11:36am — No Comments

Under the Influence: The New Way To Maximise Your Brands Reach

Arrive at a catwalk in 2020 and while you’ll still have the mix of journalists and stylists that have always been there, but there’s a new kid on the block—the influencer—and their opinion is worth so much when it comes to what is on-trend and what has reached its end.

These influencers don’t usually tend to have a blog, and they aren’t editors…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on September 24, 2020 at 7:27am — No Comments

How pronoun badges support gender identity in the workplace

Equality is high on most workplace’s priorities. Employers are keen to make sure their workers are comfortable and happy in order to be more productive, therefore equality and inclusivity are high on any workplace’s priorities. However, according to totaljobs, 60% of transgender employees have suffered workplace discrimination. The same study revealed over half of trans workers…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on September 17, 2020 at 6:39am — No Comments

Top Tips on Virtual Interviewing: Preparing for the New Norm

Without beating about the hypothetical bush, the future of the labour market in the UK is looking rather bleak.

Reports suggest that we are on course for the worst recession in more than 300 years. The Institute for Policy Research meanwhile has warned that more than one million young people could be unemployed by 2021.

While those searching for work are going to be facing stiffer competition, there is an additional challenge — the virtual interview process.

Admittedly,…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on September 7, 2020 at 7:38am — No Comments

The Importance of Brand Transparency

Modern day consumers value transparency as their number one motive for choosing to do business with companies. Over the past few years, there has been rising concern surrounding the topic of transparency, with consumers prioritising fair trade, sustainability, and environmental awareness.

As consumers, the choice of buying fair trade is in our hands. We have the freedom to choose brands that can reflect our personal values and needs, but with a specific attention for the ones that…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on September 3, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments

TikTok – The Lockdown Craze That’s Here to Stay

A fear of missing out and endless opportunity within have allowed for TikTok to develop into one of the biggest global phenomena of the 21st century.

Snapchat captivated an audience and demographic and so did Instagram. But something so obscure as TikTok, has, well, steamrolled across the globe, engulfing generations and multi-national corporations on its way — this exponential growth isn’t something to be missed, no matter what your motivation is.

As much as you…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on September 2, 2020 at 6:24am — No Comments

Why are more women than ever before prioritizing their career over a family?

Around the world, fertility rates are falling dramatically. Researchers have described the decline as “jaw-dropping” and the impact that it is going to have on societies is difficult to fathom. According to their research,…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on August 27, 2020 at 9:20am — No Comments

Are the world's hardest working countries the least happy?

Many of us have stayed later at work to meet a tight deadline or finish a large project — but would we work frequent unpaid hours? Have you considered the toll this can have on your mental health and wellbeing? It is well established and commonly known across the world that work-related stress is a huge contributor to work absence. Therefore,…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on August 3, 2020 at 9:31am — No Comments

Coronavirus: Implementing Long Term Remote Working

There’s no denying that the Coronavirus has resulted in unprecedented changes to the way we work. Similar to how the Second World War revolutionised the workplace by empowering women, Coronavirus could cause a permanent shift towards working from home. To curb the spread of the virus, governments across the world have imposed self-isolation…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on August 3, 2020 at 4:58am — No Comments

6 Lockdown Money Challenges to Help Save Money

 

For many of us, penny-pinching hasn’t exactly been a choice as of late. Most of our normal treats and vices have been off-limits while the UK has been in lockdown, and only recently have we been able to head out to pubs, restaurants, cinemas, and enjoy other forms of entertainment again. As we venture out of our homes and start spending once more, it can be easy to get a bit carried away! After all, there has never been a more tempting time to treat ourselves; we deserve a bit of…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on July 27, 2020 at 7:23am — No Comments

Top Tips on Returning to Work Post-Lockdown

The daily commutes consisting of little more than rolling out of bed, cups of coffee on our lonesome, and playlists decided by our own listening habits.

 

The recent lockdown routine we have become accustomed to over the past number of months has certainly been strange. Some of us have adjusted to the change in routines easily, where others have struggled.

 

So, at some stage soon we're all going to have set our alarms one hour earlier, embark on the morning trek…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on July 27, 2020 at 7:07am — No Comments

Covid-19; Building Back Your Antiques Business

For many small and medium businesses throughout various sectors, the past few months of lockdown have caused great concern and a unifying yet daunting question: what will the future hold? Since the beginning of lockdown, SMEs have struggled with one survey even predicting that a fifth of SMEs may collapse before lockdown is over. However, on the…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on July 23, 2020 at 7:14am — No Comments

How Modern Day Companies Are Motivating Their Employees

Companies are now introducing innovative ways to help their workforce focus. Wildly unconventional benefits and perks have surfaced over the last few years, with research estimating that increasing happiness can boost productivity by around 12 per cent.

We’ve compiled some of the best company benefits as well as some of the quirkiest perks.…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on July 9, 2020 at 6:37am — No Comments

Surprising Facts About Brand Popularity

It’s easy to get carried away with our stereotypes and assume we know which countries love specific products. We would rightfully expect sales of Yorkshire Tea to be high in the UK and Volkswagen to be the leading car manufacturer in Germany. However, there are many global shopping trends that come as quite the surprise. Because many companies have grown to the status of global brands, their popularity has surged around every corner of the world.…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on June 24, 2020 at 4:01am — No Comments

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