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What they DON’T tell you about interviews

​Everyone knows that interviews can be nerve-wracking. Whether you consider yourself a natural or get tied up in knots, getting yourself interview ready takes a tonne of preparation. With the job m...

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A Guide to Workplace Bullying

By the time they hit the workplace, most playground persecutors have grown out of kicking shins.  But some bullies never grow up and go on to destroy the careers, health and happiness of their coll...

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How to Improve Your Chances of Getting an Interview

You’ve received a response for the job you applied for, and unfortunately, you didn’t get an interview. You also didn’t get any personal feedback which can cause frustration for a lot of candidates...

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The 5 Benefits of Becoming a Mentor

As a busy business professional, you have to ask: “Do I have the time to be a mentor?”To answer that question, you have to work out how much it’s worth to you. Because there are always ways to make...

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A Fitting New Role for a Fantastic IT Professional: Evangelos’ Story

Evangelos Gargoulakis recently moved to the UK from Greece to be with his partner. His relocation meant he was in the market for a new job in IT.With a passion for computer science, Evangelos gradu...

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12 Reasons Why (the candidate didn’t get the job)

You’re waiting for the delayed 07:50 train to Manchester from a cold leafy suburb.  It’s pouring rain and howling winds; typical British weather.  There’s a massive pile of paperwork and a day of b...

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Changing Jobs May Not be The Best Idea…Just Yet

Just about every morning you wake up to the shrill sound of your alarm signalling the beginning of another 9-hour day in a job you hate. And it’s seriously getting you down.You’re not alone. In fac...

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Should You Have a Mentor?

Many greats of our time wouldn’t be where they are today without a mentor leading them through the dark.“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac NewtonMentors ...

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The Manchester Gig Economy – Manchester Freelancers Share Their Stories

Is becoming a freelancer or contractor truly a smart career move?It sounds like a sweet deal. To be your own boss, choose which projects to work on and who to work for, all the while doing somethin...

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Use my ‘Three B’s’ to make the most of any media opportunities.

Go in under cooked and you’ll get grilled.It’s as simple as that.Anyone who thinks they can busk their way through a media interview is at best naive and at worst an idiot.Actors warm their voices ...

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How to demonstrate your skills and portfolio in an interview

Your CV landed you an interview, now it’s your chance to impress the recruiter face-to-face. That said, it can be hard to demonstrate your skills when you’re simply sitting having a conversation wi...

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How to Use Paid Media to Distribute Your Content

 It doesn’t make sense. Your content is well written and super-informative. You’ve published it on all your channels.So why are you only getting a few hits?The thing is, putting your content on dif...

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How to Prepare for Work After a Career Break

There’s more to returning to work than firing off multiple online applications. In this guide we give you the insights to save you from rejection hell.Be Honest With YourselfRe-joining the workforc...

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A Day in the Life of a Product Owner

Wherever you look, digital products are popping up: banks, universities, retailers, gyms; everyone’s got one. And that’s thanks, in part, to the product owner role that takes digital items from use...

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Finding New Business off the Beaten Track with Freshwalks

We were recently graced with a glorious bank holiday weekend – the beautiful weather reminding us that summer is just around the corner.What better way to spend it than walking in the majestic peak...

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6 Qualities The Best Recruiters Share

When you work with a recruitment agency, you’re trusting them to market you and your skills and ultimately to find you a job that fits with both your professional and personal goals. This requires ...

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10 Places to Learn Tech Skills for Free

LAST UPDATED: July 2020What beats a free lunch? A complimentary career boost of course, and there are plenty of on-the-house tech training courses to choose from. Read our rundown to see what tickl...

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Adam’s Easy Guide to Tech Jargon

Do you work alongside a team of developers?If you’ve overheard a piece of tech jargon in the office and are clueless about the difference between Java and JavaScript then our A-Z is here to save yo...

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The Top 10 Skills Asked for in Marketing

With the tsunami of new marketing technology that swells every day, it’s tempting to think that those with the right skills can master it, do more and deliver better results.But at its core there a...

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Diversity in Tech

A shortage of highly skilled employees is the number one challenge for UK digital tech businesses. Yet large swathes of the population, like women and disabled people, are seriously underrepresente...

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The Growth of Artificial Intelligence in Marketing

Recreating human intelligence in an artificial way has long been the dream of scientists and film directors alike. Cinematic creations like Bladerunner’s replicants and Star Wars’ C3-PO are the hum...

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