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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.

    Tuesday
    Dec062016

    10 Tips for Updating Your Personal Brand

    Feel the need to refresh your personal brand (see our 125 Personal Branding Tips eBook) but don’t know where to start? Updating your brand need not be a massive or difficult task. By taking your time to take the steps below, you can easily balance the process with your other commitments and interests.

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    Tuesday
    Nov292016

    7 Steps to Knowing Yourself Better

    The better you know yourself, the better it is for your career. Once we get to know ourselves, we get to know our strengths and how to use them. Being able to better use our strengths in the workplace is a confidence-booster in itself but even just the knowledge that you know yourself really well gives you the assurance to be the confident, professional woman you were always meant to be. Follow these tips to start the journey of self-knowledge and then explore our Self Discovery Toolkit for more ideas:

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    Thursday
    Nov172016

    10 Secrets to Leaving a Great Impression

    There are some individuals who seem to go through life charming everyone they meet and getting on with all kinds of people. There’s something magnetic about them that draws a crowd. This doesn’t happen by accident – people who have this kind of effect on others know how to leave a great impression wherever they go. Here are 10 of their most valuable secrets to help you leave a similar impression with everyone you come across in your career.

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    Wednesday
    Nov162016

    How Nurses Can Change Careers (Without Leaving Health Care Entirely)

    Nursing is a hard job. It requires working long, hard hours, seeing tragedy and pain, and standing and walking for uncomfortable lengths of time. Perhaps worst of all, nurses do an alarming amount of work for their patients for remarkably little appreciation. It’s no wonder that hospitals around the country are experiencing nursing shortages and young nurses are changing careers in droves.

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    Wednesday
    Nov162016

    How to Make a Nurse Leader 

    Most people outside the health care industry believe that doctors are the leaders of medical staff, that doctors run health care facilities thanks to their extensive schooling and respected status. However, those devoted to working in hospitals, clinics, and other medical centers know that doctors do precious little to keep the industry running. Instead, the system needs leaders ― particularly nurse leaders ― to stay organized and efficient.

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    Tuesday
    Nov082016

    Non Executive Director (NED) Networks & Job Sites

    Have you thought about becoming a Non Executive Director? Are you already one but want to take more control over your portfolio? Becoming a NED can be a very attractive option for those of us with the right experience and who are keen to get involved in businesses in this way. It isn't always the most transparent of areas though which is why we've pulled together some of the best NED focused websites that we know of to help you build your portfolio out further or if you're new the area - we hope that these offer a starting point for you to understand and explore the opportunities available to you.

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    Tuesday
    Nov012016

    5 Clever Ways to Build Your Personal Brand

    Whether you’re finding a new job, going for a promotion or want to further your career in some other way, it’s vital to have a personal brand in today’s competitive world of work. “Personal brand” is a buzz phrase we hear a lot but many of us may not know where to start when it comes to actually building a personal brand of our own. Here are a few ways you can turn yourself into a personal branding pro and create a brand that will benefit your professional career.  Check out our downloadable 125 Personal branding tips for more tips and ideas on this.

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    Tuesday
    Oct252016

    How to Get the Most Out of Performance Appraisals

    Is your performance appraisal coming up? See our video animation for some quick tips on how to get the most out of it. Make sure you aren't missing out on any opportunities to progress and get ahead in your career!

    If you're interested in getting a pay rise take a look at step-by-step guide: Up Your Game, Up Your Pay!, for all the tips and advice you need to increase your salary and negotiate the pay rise you deserve now!

    Tuesday
    Oct182016

    8 Steps to Successful Career Planning

    Tuesday
    Oct112016

    10 Ways to Build Your Reputation at Work

    If only having a good reputation at work was as simple as keeping your nose to the grindstone and working hard. In reality, the complexities of office politics means that a lot of factors contribute to what kind of reputation you have amongst your colleagues and bosses. That’s not to say that you can’t influence what others think of you in the workplace. Check out these 10 ways to build a positive reputation at work.

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