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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
    May282015

    How to Make Time for Career Planning

    If you were told right this minute that your job had disappeared and you were out of work, do you know with confidence what you would do? Only having a career plan already in place can give you that confidence, yet most people only start career planning after they hit the bump in the road.

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    Tuesday
    May262015

    Developing Talent Effectively - Free Webinar

    Thursday 28th May 2015, 2pm GMT

    Are you in HR? Are you responsible for developing talent within your organisation? If so, explore with us in this live and interactive session, the importance of getting this right and how to go about it effectively.

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    Tuesday
    May262015

    What to Do When You Become The Boss to Your Friends

    Before you accept a role where you are going to be the superior to a friend or a group of friends, you need to put yourself into that position mentally. What does it look like to you? What does it feel like? In my subsequent comments on this, you will see why making this mental leap might prove important to you. Is it going to be possible to do your job without upsetting your friends to the point where they chase you out of that job?

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    Thursday
    May212015

    Animation of the Month: 8 Steps to Successful Career Planning

    Work out where you want to go and how to get there with our latest animation:

     

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    Tuesday
    May192015

    Act Like a Leader, Think like a Leader

    We all know the benefits of becoming an engaging and effective leader, but what are the qualities that can help us succeed? Career Guide Lucy Watson explores a counter theory which embraces individuals' potential.

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    Thursday
    May142015

    Getting into Senior Roles 

    What do we mean by a “senior role”? It will mean different things to different people. To some it symbolises things like status and power and control. To others, the phrase represents progression to a level of more reward.

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    Tuesday
    May122015

    How to Succeed as a Freelancer

    The way employment has changed in the last 25 years has created a much larger working population of freelancers. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes – interims, contractors, consultants, portfolio workers. They are sole traders, or working as limited companies but very much on their own. They may also be associates of other groups or collectives of workers, but still trading their professional wares independently. If any of this sounds like what you’ve chosen to do next with your career, here are some tips for succeeding.

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    Thursday
    May072015

    Why Identifying Your Skills is Vital Pre-Job Search 

    Too many of us plunge head first into our job searches. We feel like we don’t have any time to waste and therefore start shooting off job applications before doing any sort of real preparation. As a result, we often end up with a role that doesn’t match our skill set. Even worse, we may struggle to get a job at all because we’re only going for roles that we don’t have the skills for. Therefore it’s vital to target jobs that are relevant to your unique set of skills.

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    Tuesday
    May052015

    10 Ways to be Smart When Exploring Career Options

    One of the hardest things for us to do is to project our experience and skills onto a new career that would be exciting enough for us to pursue. This article looks at various avenues that we may want to take.

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    Thursday
    Apr302015

    8 Things to Watch When Working With Friends

    We quite often hear stories of how things can so easily go wrong when you try and do something commercial with friends – sell them a car, buy a house from them…those are extremes but not unusual. The traditional advice is not to do that sort of thing with your mates because it’s a recipe for ruining a friendship. There are echoes of that when we think about working with friends. Here are a few things to watch out for and even expect when you find yourself in a situation where you’re in the same organisation, department or even team as your pal.

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