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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
    Jan222015

    5 Ways to Enter an Industry Without Prior Experience

    Finding a job in an industry you have no previous experience of is one of the hardest career challenges there is. Employers can demand that job candidates have prior experience in their industry because the market allows them to. You’ve got to be really up for the challenge if you’re going to succeed. It’s difficult, but it’s not impossible. Here are 5 ways to make the path to success a little easier.

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    Tuesday
    Jan202015

    How Working Holidays Can Impact Your Working Future

    For most of us a holiday is a chance to relax and refresh but it can also be a time to reflect. We can use vacations to reflect on a range of things, including the way we spend our time back home. As holidays are so precious and so different to our day-to-day lives, they provide the perfect environment for envisioning what we might want to change once we’re back home – and that change could be to do with our work life.

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    Thursday
    Jan152015

    10 Tips for When You're About to Go on Stage 

    Some people are natural public speakers but many of us aren’t. However we feel about giving speeches or talks to an audience, we can increase the likelihood of giving a confident and engaging performance by preparing well for the occasion and following a few simple steps before we take to the stage.

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    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    5 Things You Don’t Want to Get Noticed For at Work

    Every work situation will define this subject differently but here are some generic tips on the things you don’t want to get noticed for in the workplace.

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    Thursday
    Jan082015

    Animation of the Month: 8 Ways to Influence and Persuade People

    Getting others to do what you want is a key skill to getting ahead. See how you can improve your influencing skills with this month's animation:

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    Tuesday
    Jan062015

    Changing Demographics: What the longer career means for us right now

    Career Guide Lucy Watson explains the importance of planning ahead in the second half of your career.

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    Thursday
    Jan012015

    Knowing Yourself and Your Strengths

    The better we know ourselves, the better it is for both our careers and our lives in general. Once we get to know ourselves, we get to know our strengths and therefore get better at using them. Being able to use our strengths on a daily basis at work is a confidence-booster in itself but just knowing that you know yourself well will also give you the confident aura every professional needs in the workplace.

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    Tuesday
    Dec302014

    10 Ways Our Career Guiding Differs from Career Coaching

    At Position Ignition, we use career guides to help our clients rather than going down the traditional career coaching route. There is often confusion about how career guiding differs from career coaching. It’s not merely an issue of semantics. This article aims to clarify the differences between what a conventional career coach does and how our career guides work.

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    Tuesday
    Dec232014

    How to Avoid Building a Bad Reputation at Work

    Many, many years ago there was some research done into change and transformation, which is a big and important subject in the world of work. The research was about the risk of an organisational change not working out very well. Four specific risks were identified – the one that came fourth in importance was what the researchers called skills of change agents. The next one above that was the kind of barriers typically put up by middle managers. The other two were to do with leadership and how long the leader sponsored the change for.

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    Thursday
    Dec182014

    10 Things Your Boss Won’t Ever Tell You

    The relationship we have with our boss is, as long as we’re working for them, fundamental to our world. Sometimes it can be a very simple, honest, open and healthy relationship. Sometimes it can be quite complex. The complexity comes from the very nature of human relationships where both of us might be quite complicated people and we are not completely open and transparent with each other about our work and our wider life. We don’t share our emotions very much either. Within this context it is quite possible your boss doesn’t always tell you what’s going on. Here are some examples of situations where that might happen.

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