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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
    Apr242014

    What It Really Means To Be A Leader

    When do you think you first experienced being a leader? Can you remember the first time that you stuck your hand up and volunteered to take responsibility for a certain task or duty?

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    Tuesday
    Apr222014

    Learning to Lead Anyone, Anywhere 

    Let’s think for a minute of big, impacting leadership or management jobs. Have you noticed that Nobel Prize winners in the sciences all tend to be mostly at the end of their careers?

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    Thursday
    Apr172014

    10 Ways to Stand Out Amongst Your Peers 

    Whatever type of work we’re engaged in, it’s natural for us to want to be the best we can be. There will be occasions, for example when we’re going for a promotion or looking to get involved in our employer’s new project or taskforce, when we specifically want to show that we’re the best person for the job. This shouldn’t involve minimizing our peers’ achievements or abilities. Here are some tips for standing out while remaining of value to your peers, your team and your employer.

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    Tuesday
    Apr152014

    Discover How to Become a CEO 

    Would you like to become a CEO? Are you ready for the responsibilities that come by being at the top of a business? Watch this 40 minute webinar on-demand Becoming a Chief Executive Officer and discover what it takes to become a CEO now.

    To view all career topics on-demand see our Full Webinar List.

    Thursday
    Apr102014

    10 Ways Career Coaching Differs from Recruitment

    Someone once said that a recruitment candidate needs to be like a brand new car on a sale showroom floor – you know, the ones that get polished every day and are worth loads of money. Think of recruitment as a sales process and think of career coaching like the raw materials and the manufacturing process that takes a product to that showroom. Recruitment is about finished products and it is also about transactional relationships that take that product to a job.

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    Tuesday
    Apr082014

    6 Ways to Make Yourself More Charming

    Even if we think we’re charming, there are times when we know we could have done better. If we are being told we’re not charming, these tips may well be helpful.

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    Thursday
    Apr032014

    10 Ways to Stay Connected When You Retire 

    When you finish work you don’t finish staying connected to other human beings. You need to stay connected if you are hoping for a vibrant and happy retirement life. Indeed, why would you not want to stay connected? Whoever it is that you’re staying connected with, it enables you to enjoy good, potentially fulfilling relationships and to continue learning. There are plenty of reasons why you’d want to stay connected when you’re retired, and plenty of ways to do so.

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    Tuesday
    Apr012014

    10 Tips for Winning Someone Over 

    Getting someone’s attention and then getting them to listen to you and then help you is a process that takes time and effort. However, if you commit to the process the outcome can be a long-lasting relationship of mutual trust, respect and benefit. Here are some tips for winning someone over and keeping them on your side.

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    Thursday
    Mar272014

    10 Steps to Making a Big Impact at Work


    If we are keen on not just surviving but thriving in the workplace, it is important that we make an impact at work. This is not something that’s done on the odd occasion; this is continuous daily impact.

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    Tuesday
    Mar252014

    9 Ways to Delegate Effectively

    Learning to delegate – and delegate effectively - is a crucial part of being a good manager and something which can be a struggle first time around.  Delegating well requires you to retain overall responsibility and provide support and guidance, whilst allowing your team the space to get on with the task in hand. Here are ten tips to help you delegate effectively.

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