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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
    Jun212016

    9 Tips for Managing a Heavy Workload

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    Thursday
    Jun162016

    Top Ten Freelance Jobs Websites

    The number of freelancers in the UK and US is growing yet it is not always obvious how to build your pipeline of work. That's why we've put together this list of freelance job websites to help you explore the platforms available for you to build your career, portfolio and work:

    PeoplePerHour - says it's the UK's number one freelancing community. It has both 'hourly' and 'fixed' price projects which you can bid for by sending in a 'proposal'. It covers a wide range of projects and specialisms so take a look and see if there's a good opportunity there for you.

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    Tuesday
    Jun142016

    10 Rules to Live By - Video

    We came across this video from the Power of Positivity and thought that it would be a good one to share. 

    Monday
    Jun132016

    Career Webinars: A Catalyst Towards Your Professional Growth

    Today’s workforce is comprised of fiercely competitive and qualified candidates. This is why you need to be on your game at all times. Taking advantage of professional training, whether in-person or via the Internet, is always in your best interests. Even if you find that you don’t leave with new skills, the mere fact that you participated and took advantage of the opportunity will sound good in an interview or on your resume. Professional growth comes from many different places, but due to the influx of webinars and virtual training spaces, it’s easier than ever to access training that can enhance your skills and make you more employable. Here are a few tips on how to take advantages of webinars to grow your professional career.

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    Thursday
    Jun092016

    Red Cards Change the Game

    In certain sports, when a player is shown a red card, that’s it. Their misdemeanour and the judgement of the referee lead them to leave the field. This is always a travesty for the team that’s lost the player. There are particular cases where, even though the referee can be criticised, the spirit of the game is at one with the laws of the game. In such instances, the governing body may even come in hard behind the instantaneous decision of the referee, delivering further punishment on the player who has transgressed, such as a prolonged suspension. In the wider world of work, we see a similar situation when there is gross misconduct in the workplace.

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    Tuesday
    Jun072016

    5 Steps to Creating a Personal Brand Statement 

    Whether your current career goal is finding a new job, changing careers or getting a promotion, creating a personal brand statement, or elevator pitch, can help you to define more clearly who you are and what you’re about, which will in turn help you to achieve your objective. However, we don’t always find it easy to write or talk about ourselves. To feel comfortable about creating such a statement and to be successful in creating one that will add value to your brand, have a look at the steps below and take your time in executing each one.

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    Thursday
    Jun022016

    Pro Bono and Consultative Work: What’s in it for You?

    It’s often said that if you’re an executive or director looking for a new position, you should effectively work for free by taking on pro bono work or a consultative role. It’s not as if you need to build up your work experience at this stage in your career, so how exactly does what some people call ‘glorified voluntary work’ enhance your job prospects? There are several factors to consider here.

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    Tuesday
    May312016

    10 Ways to Make Your Network Work Harder

    When it comes to your career, the old adage, “it’s not what you know, but who you know” rings true. But is your current network working hard enough for you? Follow these simple tips to ensure you’re well primed to reach out when it’s time to change jobs.

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    Thursday
    May262016

    Plans for a Clear Future

    At some time in your life, you start doing a very basic calculation about life itself. Maybe it’s related to one particular stage in your life or maybe it’s part of your middle life crisis but you begin to think about questions like “how far is my life going to take me?”,  “how long do I actually think I’m going to live?”, “how effective am I going to be and for how long?

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    Tuesday
    May242016

    Can a Career Break Help You Change Careers?

    So you want to change careers and either leave the field of technology, or break into it. With a specialist career area such as this, it can be a challenge to decide what to move onto if you’ve been working in the industry for the past 20 years, or to pick a particular sector to focus on if you’re trying to get into the industry.

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