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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
    Jul022015

    Building Bridges: How to Leave and Join Organisations Well - Free Webinar

    Tuesday 14th July, 2-3pm GMT


    Leaving an organisation well and starting on the right foot can set you up for a successful future in a wide variety of ways.

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    Tuesday
    Jun302015

    How to Make Hard Choices

    Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. In this TED Talk she offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.

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    Wednesday
    Jun242015

    8 Ways to Find a Fulfilling Career

    Everybody loves the idea of having a fulfilling career in theory, yet there are not enough people pursuing what they really, really want to be doing. Despite this, it is actually possible to find a fulfilling career, if we’d only try. Like many things, there is no silver bullet or magic wand that will make your dream job fall into your lap. There is never one thing that would make you just trip into a fulfilling career by accident. Finding this type of work involves hard work and commitment, but if you follow the tips below, such a career is entirely within your reach.

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    Tuesday
    Jun232015

    Employability and the 21st Century Graduate

    “Employability” is how ready somebody leaving full time education is for employment. There are two big reasons why this is important in society just now. One reason is to do with the consistent message that employers give about whether new recruits from schools and universities are ready and have the right skills and the second is the expense that university degrees now are for people.

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    Thursday
    Jun182015

    10 Ways to Prepare for C-Suite Level Jobs

    If you want to be at C-suite level and you’ve had your eyes on this kind of thing for quite a long time, you’ll be expected to be well prepared by the time you actually start the job. Here are some tips to help you get to that point.

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    Tuesday
    Jun162015

    10 Ways to Avoid Underemployment 

    Underemployment is at least partially a result of the oversaturated graduate job market, which is just becoming more and more saturated due to more and more people going to university and graduating with a degree and high job expectations. If you’re one of these recent graduates or you’re graduating this summer, here are some tips to avoid becoming one of the underemployed.

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    Thursday
    Jun112015

    Animation of the Month: 8 Reasons Why People Get a Career Coach

    Career coaching can support your career in a surprising range of ways, as our latest animation shows.

     

     

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    Tuesday
    Jun092015

    Planning for a Successful Transition to Interim Management - Free Webinar

    Mon 22nd June, 2-3pm GMT 

    Transitioning from a corporate career to an interim management career takes some planning and creating the time and the space to do this is essential.

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    Thursday
    Jun042015

    10 Ways to Fire a Friend

    Being your friend’s boss is hard enough, so imagine what it must feel like when you realise – or you’re told by your own boss – that you’re going to have to fire them. If you currently find yourself in this predicament it’s easy to go into either panic or procrastination mode – or both. However, by following our tips, it is possible to keep a clear head, follow procedure and get this most unpleasant of tasks out of the way professionally and sensitively.

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    Tuesday
    Jun022015

    8 Ways to Make Sure You Go Home on Time

    We all know what it’s like. You promise yourself you’re going to leave the office at 5, or 5.30, or 6, or whenever it is your working day is meant to end. You promise your family you’ll be home in time for dinner. You promise your friends you will turn up for that drink with them tonight. But when the end of the working day does come, you just can’t get away from your desk.

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