When we’re employed and fancy a change, we often forget that there may be an opportunity to make that change while staying with our current employer. It’s like blind spot to us. We think we have to completely change direction when seeking to create something brand new, but sometimes what we need for a career change may be right under our nose.
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.
It is so easy to get active, if not hyperactive, with your job search and just as easy to get quite dispirited by it fast. This article helps you to identify the key things you need to do to stay focused and effective on and in your job hunt.
How confident are you in meeting situations? Could you get more out of them and could you be presenting yourself more effectively?
Here we have put together some thoughts on how to conduct yourself in meetings and get the most out of them. We'd also like to invite you to join us in our Being Effective in Meetings webinar on Monday 20th May at 1-2pm GMT, to learn more about this.
To get you started, first think about who's attending your meeting:
You need to ask yourself questions about who the attendees are going to be and why. As an attendee, you may be there because of your position and your status. The reason that you’re there could be because
It’s increasingly the case that at several points in our life we seek a change of career. Sometimes we have to; sometimes we just want to. Quite often we know why we’re changing careers and what we want out of it but flounder when it comes to how we do it. Career Ignition Club was created
Once made redundant often it isn't easy to see the silver lining straight away, but there is a positive way to look at this situation. It can be a great opportunity for you if used well. We know how hard it can be to move on after you've been made redundant and so we've put together these 10 tips to help you through this difficult process.
We've also put together an eBook called Re-Launching Your Career After Redundancy which can be a real aid to helping you move forwards step-by-step. Also see our webinar coming up on Reinventing Your Career and one on Dealing with Redundancy which is in our on-demand collection.
Meetings can be really useful. They can also be deathly dull and a waste of time.
How are you in meetings? How well prepared are you for them and how effectively do you present yourself in meetings? Do you know how to conduct yourself and are you aware of the many intricacies involved at the meeting table? Explore with us how to be confident in a variety of meeting settings in our Being Effective in Meetings webinar on the 20th May 1-2pm GMT.
When you’re relocating to a foreign country, you can cover expenses like rent by taking out a personal loan while you settle in, but sooner or later you need to find work to get by. Not only that, the bank will want its money back, of course — sooner rather than later.
One region that many people are relocating to for work is the Middle East.
We all encounter stress in our day to day lives, there’s just no getting around it. It could be caused from a flat tire on your way to work, or something as little as forgetting your lunch and figuring out what to have.
When you are going for that all important interview it can be daunting to think about what tough questions you may get asked. Before going to that tough interview take a look at our How to Ace the Interview eBook to make sure you give yourself the best chance to land that next role.
Here are a couple of thoughts and scenarios to think through before your interview:
1. Your Biggest Achievement Question
Many interviewers end up asking you about your achievements e.g. “Tell me about your biggest achievement” or perhaps to “Describe a time when
Brene Brown has become in recent times, following a TEDtalk a couple of years ago, a huge hit. She is a research professor and this is her first book,