Welcome to the Position Ignition Career Blog, where you will find career advice for your career change, job search and career development. Explore our advice on career planning, how to change careers, personal and professional development and more.
Don’t you sometimes wonder which me is going to turn up for work on any particular day? It is the case that other things going on in our life - the mood we wake up in or arriving at work after a tortuous journey do affect how we turn up and interact in those early seconds and minutes in our workplace. Moreover, work is such an important part of our life, why would we knowingly want to be a fraud and, anyway, what does that actually mean for us?
Your resume is your opportunity to sell yourself to an employer. It is a space for you to share all of the information that makes you a viable candidate, and also your chance to say why you are better than the hundreds of other individuals that are also applying to the same job.
That is why you simply cannot afford to make any mistakes. You’re not only trying to convince the employer that you are a top talent – you are also trying to show that you are a better talent than the 100 other people that applied for the same job. Make any mistakes, and that proof becomes difficult.
Many of us like the odd flutter but can gambling really be a sustainable career? We’ve all heard tales of those who have won huge sums of money after placing a bet but how realistic is it to pursue the endeavour as a career? Can it be done? The short answer is yes. Gambling can be pursued as a profession but it has some serious pitfalls. We’re taking a look into the world of professional gambling to give you a crystal clear picture of what it really entails.
When we talk about professional gambling, it can cover a variety of different things. Yes, there are professional gamblers who make their money on mobile casinos such as luckyadmiral.com. However, those who make bets as a profession tend to operate in what we call ‘games of skill’. These include traditional casino games such as poker.
Knowing what career you’re going to pursue can often be difficult, particularly when certain careers are in higher demand than others, and with the job market constantly changing. You don’t want to invest time and money into your education to find that there aren’t any jobs available for you when you’ve finished. Therefore, you need to equip yourself with the necessary skills that will be in high demand when you finish your course.
If you have lived in a work culture based on fear, or, worse, if you are currently living in one, you will know just how horrible it is. How can we best communicate to someone how it feels? The overriding emotion is often that it is unfair. This unfairness almost certainly is affecting you personally and you see fear in the eyes, and in the behaviour, of other colleagues around you. It permeates the workplace every day in some way.
Have you ever considered volunteering? It can be a great way to develop key skills or put your current skills to good use. It's an excellent way to give something back to the community and if you have some time to spare, it's a way to put this time to good use.
Volunteering can be a good way to 'find yourself' or to re-discover what you're passionate about, and can help you to reflect on your next steps. It's also an opportunity to expose yourself to new experiences, and if you're just starting your career - it's a great way to build your skill set.
Here are some great websites to help you find volunteering opportunities:
Do-It for good - is a great website with many volunteering opportunities and charity jobs. It's a platform that connects volunteers with not-for-profit organisations in need of great talent.
Mondays are hard. Everyone struggles to feel joyous with that rude alarm clock waking us up after a weekend of being able to do whatever we fancy, but for some, those Monday blues can’t be overcome…so perhaps these people should be considering a career change. Are you feeling the same way?
A career change can be a daunting prospect: leaving an industry or a role you are comfortable in isn’t an easy decision to make, so if you’ve been considering making a change but aren’t sure if you should, here are the signs that it’s the right decision for you:
Job interviews can sometimes seem daunting. There is the pressure of the best first impression, deciding what to wear and coming across confident. If you are nervous or feeling unprepared, here are 7 tips to guide you. You can also find out more by reading our How to Ace the Interview eBook.
1. Do Your Research
Whether you are interviewing for a part-time Saturday job, a dance show or a managing job at Coca-Cola, research is key. Knowing the company and if possible the interviewer can place you miles in front of your competition. Research the company, its social media presence and the expectations of the job. Not only will you be able to answer questions about the business but you will be able to ask questions too.