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  • What's a Competency Based Interview?

    24 Apr 2023

    In these types of interviews, the recruiters are generally much more focused on finding evidence that you have the right skills / abilities (i.e. competencies) for the job rather than just relying on the information you provided in your CV or application form.

  • Getting Your Body Language Right in Interviews

    23 Apr 2023

    Interviews can be stressful situations for many of us. Facing a barrage of difficult questions can cause all sorts of emotions, but can also mean we forget how we appear to our interviewers as we formulate our answers. Try to work out what mannerisms you display when you are pondering things and attempt to suppress them for the duration of the interview.

  • Mental Health in the Workplace

    23 Apr 2023

    Understanding mental health is difficult, there are many levels of different emotions, and in work, if you’re not enjoying your job or not using your skills to your full potential, you’re never going to enjoy it fully.

  • Flexible Working

    20 Apr 2023

    As the weather heats up, bosses in the UK have been urged to let staff work flexible hours. As TUC boss Frances O’Grady said: "Nobody should be made to suffer in the heat for the sake of keeping up appearances.” But what is flexible working?

  • Struggling with Work this Summer More Than Usual?

    20 Apr 2023

    We’re currently going through a bit of a shift and many of us can feel it. We can see the turmoil the world is facing with ongoing tensions, and the change in weather can affect us as a collective without us actually realising. When it comes to work, we may feel less motivated and slightly down in the dumps, but this change comes with its own benefits.

  • What to do if you Hate your Job

    19 Apr 2023

    Sadly, many people work in jobs they dislike. Going to work each day knowing that you’re not going to enjoy the following 8 or 9 hours can cause you to think negatively, and this generally gets worse as time goes on if nothing changes to improve the situation. Such feelings can lead to an increase in anxiety levels and other mental health problems, as well as an increase in sickness absence levels.

  • Office Romance.... Good or Bad?

    19 Apr 2023

    Beginning a new relationship can be nerve-wracking for most, but if the person you’ve just started dating is also a colleague, it is safe to say that you may encounter some challenges.

  • Bullying and Harassment at Work

    18 Apr 2023

    Workplaces can be stressful environments at times, not just because of the day to day challenge of work, but also because of the way people interact. Differences in communication styles, culture, perceptions and simple poor behaviour or decision making can lead to relationship issues at work, many of which then turn into bullying or harassment claims, via the company grievance process.

  • The Benefits of Being an Apprentice

    18 Apr 2023

    Starting in an apprenticeship once leaving school is a great way to earn while you learn. In addition, it offers you multiple options for selecting which industry you would like to work in.

  • How to Make Your CV Stand Out

    17 Apr 2023

    Creating an impressive CV is often one of the toughest challenges when applying for jobs. What makes it even tougher is knowing that employers may just spend a few seconds scanning through CVs before discarding them, so you have to make sure your CV really stands out.