Coaching

  • Pros vs. cons of Workplace Personality Assessments

    Over 80 % of US Fortune 500 and 75 % of UK Times 100 companies are using personality assessments to aid the recruitment and hiring process for their businesses. Joining the likes of JP Morgan, Barclays and KPMG, Goldman Sachs has now confirmed that …

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  • 5 tips for effectively managing up

    Working within a support role can mean that you’re often on the receiving end of instructions; but management isn’t something that just happens down the organisational hierarchy. It also needs to happen upwards so that your manager …

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  • How to pave the way for career progression

    Working in the same position for several years can leave you feeling as though you aren’t progressing in your career as quickly as you would be if you were moving between roles. This can result in you feeling demotivated and could begin to …

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  • Five ways to improve your time management

    Time management is defined as the art behind planning the amount of time spent on specific activities - specifically so as to be able to boost efficiency or productivity. In a support role, you’re often the eyes, ears and knowledge centre so it& …

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  • What a city-based hiring manager looks for

    Interviewing for a city-based role is not hugely different from any other - but if you want to work in the city, hiring managers are usually looking for some key specifics that might be helpful for you to know about.  1. Longevity Hiring managers …

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  • Is three months’ notice a good or bad thing?

    Increasingly, employers are putting their administrative staff on three months’ notice as opposed to one months’ notice. The motivation behind this is partly a reaction to the evolution of the PA role, and partly a fear of being ‘left …

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  • 10 ways to stay productive at work

    Is anyone else feeling the January blues? January is one of the most popular times of the year for booking holidays, and it’s no wonder!  Getting back into the swing of work after the Christmas break can feel like an almost-impossible task. …

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  • Five techniques to relax you for an interview

    Interviews can present some of the hardest tests in our adult lives. One hour alone in an interview room can simultaneously assess our intelligence, eloquence, decision-making and problem-solving skills. It therefore makes sense that we should do what …

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  • Writing an impactful CV that makes it to the “yes” pile

    With a pile of CVs in front of them, a future employer needs to be “wowed” in the first few seconds of reading the information in front of them. So what can you do to ensure your CV creates impact and makes it to the “yes” pile? …

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