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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...
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?...
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...
So you’ve found the perfect job and you’re desperate to land an interview. Your resume’s looking fresh and clean, and now you’ve got to nail the cover letter. How do you do this when everyone’s thinking the same thing? One of the important things to note about cover letters is that the head of recruitment, or the manager, or the agent – whoever it is that has been tasked with finding the perfect...
New Year, new job? This is the time of year when many people decide to do something about their careers. It’s the perfect occasion to refocus, get things back on track or even look for a complete career change altogether. Here are our top tips for getting it right:   1. Start Now Give yourself a head start and reflect on where you’ve been and, more importantly, where you want to go. The best way to do this is...
Recruiting effectively is hard, right? Not only are you navigating a host of less-than-appropriate candidates – it’s often hard enough to find any out there in a competitive field. Now, add to that the niche industry of Digital Marketing, and we all know the problems that arise. After all, having an Instagram account doesn’t – contrary to popular belief – make you an effective Social Media Executive! With...
You might work for the best company in the world but if your boss or manager isn’t up to the job at all it can be an absolute nightmare. A great boss will often contribute to your career development, help build confidence and reward you for your efforts. Most people can count on at least one or two managers who tick all the boxes and stick in the mind. Everyone has their little quirks, their good points and bad. Even great...
When YouGov asked recently whether people would rather have a job they detested which paid a lot of money or a job they loved which paid little, the results were surprising. Over 60% said they wanted a job they enjoyed – it seems we want more than great remuneration when it comes to our 40 plus hour week. While many of us have an aspiration to land the one job we love, the truth is that happiness in work is a lot harder to find for...
Some say the hardest part of job applications is getting to the interview stage, whilst others think that the challenges start once you’re in that room. If you’re the latter, then you might find it helpful to read our tips below on how to give a good interview.   Do Your Research In out post ‘ What Should I Write In A Cover Letter? ’ we referred to the idea of giving a presentation without proper...
One of the most important parts of searching for a job is getting your CV, or resume, on point. Aside from the cover letter or phone call, your CV is the first impression you give to potential employers, so it needs to be professional, correct and targeted. We should clarify that this post is aimed at those unfamiliar with the world of job seeking, or who are concerned with the state of their CV. If you have plenty of experience in...