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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
    Sep022014

    Animation of the Month: 7 Ways to Improve Your Listening Skills

    The ability to listen well is often an undervalued skill and can bring a wide range of benefits to both your work and everyday life.  What's more, you can become a much more effective listener in just a few simple steps.  Take a look at our latest animation and see the difference it makes.

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    Thursday
    Aug282014

    10 Steps to Starting a New Career from Scratch 

    Although starting a new career from scratch when you’re already secure in your current one may seem like a thankless task, it is a direction that many of us want to go in. Here are some tips for getting started.

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    Tuesday
    Aug262014

    How to Say No Nicely

    We live in a world where can-do attitudes and positive psychology abound. Everybody is hoping that we will be positive and cheerful on tap. If we are competent as well, how fantastic is that? We are the archetypal good employee. Even those of us who might fit that characterisation sometimes, if not always, must wonder why we do so much and get so much more piled on us. When we ponder that question of why, we begin to realise the importance of saying no to stop demand swamping the supply of our labour.

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    Thursday
    Aug212014

    10 Useful Things for Non-Executive Directors to Know

    For anybody going into their first non-executive position it is quite a different space. What are the sorts of things it’s useful for you to know upon entry to your new role?

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    Tuesday
    Aug192014

    What is leadership?

    Suli Breaks is one the UK's leading spoken word poets. Here he muses on the role of leadership in a talk specially created for the TEDx Houses of Parliament 2014 event.

    Thursday
    Aug142014

    10 Tips on How to Prepare and Plan for Retirement

    Retirement is a major life transition. It’s best to be as prepared as you can be well in advance, to make the transition less jarring and as smooth as possible. By planning how we’re going to spend our retirement, we also give ourselves the opportunity to make the most of our golden years. Here are 10 pointers for making these years the best of your life.

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    Tuesday
    Aug122014

    10 Most Common Reasons for Getting a Career Coach

    Different people enlist the services of a careers coach for different reasons and at different points in their careers. Here are the most popular issues that career coaches help address.

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    Saturday
    Aug092014

    10 Ways to Find a Job After Graduation 

    If you’ve just graduated or you’re graduating next year, the thought of finding that first job can be overwhelming. You may already have been job hunting for some time but to no avail. Whether you’re just starting out on the job search or you need some fresh ideas to boost your efforts, these tips will help you be smart about finding work.

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    Tuesday
    Aug052014

    Animation of the Month: 5 Good Reasons to Change Careers

    People often put up barriers when it comes to considering career change, and as a result, remain unhappy at work. Focusing on the positives of such a change is often the first step in a new direction. Take a look at our latest animation to see the benefits a career change can bring.
    Thursday
    Jul312014

    10 Ways to Discover What Your Dream Is

    Sometimes your dream is with you in the present. Sometimes you look back and see your dream in the past, something you felt you lost. But what about your future? These tips will help you to discover what your dream for the future is.

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