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Five Creative Staff Meeting Ideas

The creativity at work paradox: sit in a stuffy, fluorescent-lit room listening to other people talk for 8-9 hours, all whilst having world-beating ideas to help move your company forward. Yeah, sure. One of the worst culprits when it comes to getting the least from employees' creativity can be the humble brainstorming meeting - so here we investigate some practical workarounds for this most maligned of corporate conventions.If ...

Published: Tue 26 May 2015

How to Avoid Office Burnout

It's 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon and you've hit the 'wall'. The vats of coffee you've chugged down prove no sustenance, as you melt off your chair, slumping to the floor like a sedated animal. Office burnout can happen to anyone and knowing the signs early are crucial in taking preventative steps. Below is a quick help guide in order to counteract these shutdowns and increase your productivity - whilst maintaining a healthy and ...

Published: Thu 21 May 2015

Body language - is it preventing you from getting the job?

You've spent a small fortune on that all-important outfit. You've paid closer attention to your grooming than ever before, and even taken extra special care on being punctual to the interview. But what if all of this was futile just because of the way you sit? Believe it or not, this could be the case. Body language is something we often overlook in an interview situation. We are all guilty of hitting the panic button and ...

Published: Wed 20 May 2015

How to Deal With Job Rejection

If you've read our article 'Overcoming Fear of Failure', you'll already know that you should try to treat every negative experience as if it's a positive - every cloud has a silver-lining and all that. But that's easier said than done - so let's look at some practical things that can help you to feel more positive when the world of rejected job applications is getting you down.So, you spent hours researching and writing a customised ...

Published: Wed 20 May 2015

How to follow up after sending your CV

You did it. You overcame first send nerves and your golden ticket to career enhancement now rests in the hands of the cyberspace gods. Wait a minute though; that CV was emailed weeks ago and your inbox (and obsessively checked spam folder) still awaits an employer response that goes beyond the generic 'thank you for your application.' Wondering how to escape this limbo? Then read our trusty advice on how to follow ...

Published: Mon 18 May 2015

How to Start the Opening Statement on Your CV

Writing a CV is pretty tough isn't it? And no part of it is worse than putting together your personal statement. Please sum up your entire career so far in just a few short lines - because that makes sense!? Well actually it really does. Let us show you why, and learn how to grab a potential employer's attention.Lessons from HollywoodThey say that a film director proves their worth in the opening few minutes of a movie. If the ...

Published: Mon 18 May 2015

How To Create Your Own Good Luck

Luck. Can it actually be created? Or is luck an artificial phenomenon programmed into our minds as a cloak of chance and fortune. Professor Richard Wiseman thinks that we can be actively responsible for creating our own luck by the way we view the world: "Unlucky people tend to be creatures of routine. They tend to take the same route to and from work and talk to the same types of people at parties. In contrast, many lucky ...

Published: Mon 18 May 2015

What to Wear to a Job Interview

They're a funny old thing, first impressions. Whilst few people are comfortable with the idea that they might judge others based on their appearance rather than their personality, or ability to do a job, we all do it on some level - and this is never more true than at a job interview. Thankfully there are a few easy tips that can help you avoid setting off any sartorial landmines the next time you go for a job.  Know your ...

Published: Fri 08 May 2015

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep Ready for Work

You'd think that getting a decent sleep ready for a hard day at work would be the easiest thing in the world, but most of us know that this isn't always the case. In this article, we explore some of the best ways we know of to ensure that you don't end up sleeping on the job. Find out how to feel more alert, work harder and make the days fly by - all without the aid of any caffeinated beverages.Sleep better, work harderHow much ...

Published: Thu 07 May 2015

The Telephone Interview: Top 5 Essential Tips

Sat in your dressing gown, chowing down on morning muesli, before reclining in your wingback chair and taking one of the most important calls of your life. The dreaded telephone interview. If you've ever had one you will already know, but if you've not then you will learn that there is a chasm of contrast between talking over the phone rather than face-to-face in an interview situation. But fear not, as this article is here ...

Published: Thu 07 May 2015
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