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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
    Apr282016

    Why Listen to Careers Podcasts?

    A podcast is effectively any piece of digital audio recording that you can listen to by streaming online or downloading to a device such as a computer or smartphone. Many such recordings that are explicitly branded and marketed as podcasts are produced as a series of regular episodes that listeners can subscribe to. Given this format, it’s no surprise that more and more podcasts that feature job search tips, career change advice and thoughts on general career development and employment issues are appearing on the internet. Here are a few reasons why it’s worth giving these careers podcasts a listen.

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    Tuesday
    Apr262016

    Learning to Lead: Understanding Self and Understanding Others

    Whenever we think of leadership or management we make an assumption that the person who is the leader or manager has the necessary resource available to them. This resource comes in many guises. It could be projects and tasks with people and money or responsibility for assets, which could include buildings, ships, computers. But the one thing that is likely to be most crucial to the performance of a leader or manager is how they manage the people resource that they have available to them. These days that isn’t always as crystal clear as it might be if you have a shared resource or you live in a matrix management environment.

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    Thursday
    Apr212016

    Why Getting a Coach Can Help Your Career

    As coaching in business is relatively new, you may be wary of the idea that a coach can help your performance in the workplace and boost your career in the long run. However, with the right coach, coaching can take you places in your professional life and attitude to work that you have never before dreamed of.

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    Tuesday
    Apr192016

    4 Easy Job Searching Mistakes

    If you're job search isn't going as quickly or as well as you had hoped, maybe it's time to re-evaluate your strategy and to reinvigorate your job search plan. Read How to Get the Job You Want 2.0 and Selling Yourself with Confidence, for some job search boosting tips.

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    Tuesday
    Apr192016

    10 Thoughts to Ponder on Career Change

    Career change is a pretty significant and time-consuming process. We need to think about quite a lot of different things to set ourselves up for a life transition of this magnitude. Here are 10 things in particular to think about.

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    Thursday
    Apr142016

    10 Secrets to Getting Noticed at Work

    Whether we admit it or not we all want to get noticed at work, not only for the purposes of getting bonuses or a promotion but because there is an intrinsic need in each of us to get recognition and encouragement for what we do day-in, day-out. However, getting noticed in this way is easier said than done. It takes more than just getting your head down and doing the work you’re being paid to do, although that’s obviously a great start. Here’s what else you need to do to get the right kind of attention in the workplace.

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    Tuesday
    Apr122016

    Why Identifying Your Skills is Crucial for a Career Change 

    Many of us have made a career change in the past and will know that the further along in our career or life we go, the harder that change can be. For those coming into career change more recently, they’ll realise that the whole backdrop against which you try and change your professional life has altered fundamentally and requires us to take a really professional and rigorous approach to how we do it.

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    Thursday
    Apr072016

    8 Things to Think About Before Handing in Your Notice

    When we hand our notice in to go off to pastures new it’s natural for us to be looking ahead. By implication, what we’re leaving behind looks like yesterday’s news but we must be careful to not leave behind an unprofessional impression. That’s why it’s so important to plan our resignation in advance by thinking about the things below, rather than just marching into our boss’ office one day and handing our notice in.

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    Tuesday
    Apr052016

    Webinar on Demand: How to Leave and Join Organisations Well

    If you missed our free webinar on this last year, do not fear! We recorded the session and have it here for you to watch and listen to in your own time:


    Like this? Why not take a look at other titles in our webinar series?

    Friday
    Apr012016

    6 Top Tips for First Time Interviewers

    Interviewing… get it right and you’ll create excitement about your company, spot opportunities for growth and find the right person for the job. Do it badly, however, and you’ll give the business a bad reputation or even hire the wrong individual completely. Here’s how to to get it right if you’re a beginner interviewer.

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