Brighton and Hove Career Advice

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Working patterns can vary greatly, depending on what you do and who you work for. Some people might work 9 to 5, but many also work in various other patterns and configurations. Whether you work a standard office day or through the night, one thing that's important is that you don't work too much. There are regulations that prevent you from working too many hours, and your employee has a responsibility to make sure you don't work too...
Negotiating a pay rise can be a difficult thing to do at work. If you think that you deserve a pay rise, you might be trying to work up the nerve to do it and develop a strategy to get what you want. But it can be hard to decide how you should approach the issue, especially when you're scared that it might backfire on you. Standing up for yourself is important if you think that a pay rise should be coming your way. So if you're looking...
The job market is pretty good at the moment across a lot of sectors and there are plenty of opportunities out there, if you know where to look. One city you might like to consider is Brighton . With great amenities and a wide range of different employment opportunities, it’s certainly got a lot to offer people at all stages in their careers.   Why Brighton? Settled on the south coast and with two world famous piers,...
In the growing gig economy, one of the more lucrative avenues you can go down is to become a freelance writer. It’s something anyone with a modicum of talent can do – all you require is the right focus and be prepared to put in the work.  Whether you’re just looking for an extra income stream or want to go full-time self-employed, here are our top tips for getting it right.   What Do You Need?...
When you’re planning that next career move, there may be a lot of things on your mind. Does your CV need an update ? Are you making the right choice? How can you improve your interview technique ?    Are you going to get the job in Brighton? One question many career men and women often forget to ask concerns social media. Are my posts likely to stop me getting this job in Brighton ? What you...
While many of us would like to develop a new career in Brighton and Hove, we often feel that we are prevented from doing so because of our age or the fact that we’ve been in one industry or sector too long. The truth is that you can choose to change your career direction at any time. All you need is a little focus and a desire to  chase your own dream . Age really shouldn’t matter.   Don’t Limit Your...
We all know that one thing for sure about working in an office is that it is going to be stressful. Sometimes the stress comes in small chunks, that are easy to manage, however, sometimes the stress can be overwhelming and extend over a longer period of time. When you feel stressed out at work, there is a good chance that the stress will overwhelm you, that it will take you away from your career and focusing on progressing up the...
Spending the day can be hard work. If you work in an office then you are going to be spending a considerable amount of time staring at a screen and not doing much else. If you are feeling the strain of being at work, then chances are that you need to take a break.  Statistics show that the average UK worker spends as much as 4 hours and 26 minutes sitting at their desk each and every day. Whilst you may think that this doesn’t...
There’s been much in the news and media in recent times about how automation is damaging the workplace and the jobs’ market in Brighton and across the UK. We’re being replaced by robots and soon we’re all going to be out of work. If you are in marketing, for example, you’ll know that new AI tech can actually perform certain tasks just as well as a human beings, including customer service jobs . The truth is...
What you say at interview is important, we all know that. But your body language can also reveal a lot about who you really are. Potential employers in Brighton and interview panels know what to look out for. You may be saying all the right things and ticking the proper verbal boxes, but if your body is saying something completely different it can quickly put the mockers on any chance of getting that job.   Here are our...
When we first start to think about our career path, we will be young, which means that we may end up going down a route that isn’t actually going to be right in the long term. This is why the average person is likely to change their career at least once in their lifetime. However, the trouble with this, particularly if we have been in a career or job for some time is that we are likely to have built ourselves up through the ladder,...
Interviewing for a job is a stressful process, not only do you need to be able to present yourself in a way that makes people want to employ you, but in doing so, you will be competing with other people who have a very similar set of experiences as you, career wise at least. This put together means that you need to do absolutely everything that you can to stand out during your interview. But how can you do these? To help you figure it...