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    Career Blog

    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.

    Thursday
    Aug212014

    10 Useful Things for Non-Executive Directors to Know

    For anybody going into their first non-executive position it is quite a different space. What are the sorts of things it’s useful for you to know upon entry to your new role?

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    Tuesday
    Aug192014

    What is leadership?

    Suli Breaks is one the UK's leading spoken word poets. Here he muses on the role of leadership in a talk specially created for the TEDx Houses of Parliament 2014 event.

    Thursday
    Aug142014

    10 Tips on How to Prepare and Plan for Retirement

    Retirement is a major life transition. It’s best to be as prepared as you can be well in advance, to make the transition less jarring and as smooth as possible. By planning how we’re going to spend our retirement, we also give ourselves the opportunity to make the most of our golden years. Here are 10 pointers for making these years the best of your life.

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    Tuesday
    Aug122014

    10 Most Common Reasons for Getting a Career Coach

    Different people enlist the services of a careers coach for different reasons and at different points in their careers. Here are the most popular issues that career coaches help address.

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    Saturday
    Aug092014

    10 Ways to Find a Job After Graduation 

    If you’ve just graduated or you’re graduating next year, the thought of finding that first job can be overwhelming. You may already have been job hunting for some time but to no avail. Whether you’re just starting out on the job search or you need some fresh ideas to boost your efforts, these tips will help you be smart about finding work.

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    Tuesday
    Aug052014

    Animation of the Month: 5 Good Reasons to Change Careers

    People often put up barriers when it comes to considering career change, and as a result, remain unhappy at work. Focusing on the positives of such a change is often the first step in a new direction. Take a look at our latest animation to see the benefits a career change can bring.
    Thursday
    Jul312014

    10 Ways to Discover What Your Dream Is

    Sometimes your dream is with you in the present. Sometimes you look back and see your dream in the past, something you felt you lost. But what about your future? These tips will help you to discover what your dream for the future is.

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    Tuesday
    Jul292014

    10 Ways to Grow Skills Without Training

    Many people believe you have to enrol in training courses in order to grow skills. However such a formal learning structure often costs a lot of time and money, two commodities that not many of us have in abundance. In spite of that we know that we’ve got to keep learning and keep growing our skills, so if we’re not going to do it through that formal training route, how are we?

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    Thursday
    Jul242014

    10 Ways to Manage Up and Across  

    Getting what you want and need from your colleagues and superiors is not always easy but can make a real difference to your professional life, from enabling you to do your job well to affecting your chances of promotion. Take a look at these tips to help you get what you want at work.

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    Tuesday
    Jul222014

    10 Steps to Negotiating Working From Home

    Although the press would have us believe that remote working is “the new normal” – and for some employers and employees it is— it’s unlikely that your boss, or anyone else’s, is going to let hitherto office-based workers start working from home at the drop of a hat. Your organisation allowing you to work from home will naturally be conditional on the setting of specific boundaries and guidelines. Here are some tips on how to negotiate both the opportunity to work remotely and the conditions of such a psychological re-contracting between you and your employer.

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