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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
    Nov202014

    10 Things to Think about When You’ve Retired

    In some places people are talking about the concept of “unretirement”. It’s an interesting concept that implies you don’t really stop when you stop. There’s a lot more for you to go at. This is what this article addresses.

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    Tuesday
    Nov182014

    Animation of the Month: 8 Ways to Reach Your Full Potential

    Find out how to get the most out of your career and maximise your skillset with this month's animation.

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    Thursday
    Nov132014

    5 Ways to Evaluate Your Own Leadership Skills

    We can find it easy to form opinions on the bosses, managers, leaders in our work life because it’s somehow easier to form views on others’ leadership skills than it is to look at our own habits as leaders. This could be because a lot of us don’t know where to start when it comes to self-reflection. However, if we’re in a leadership position we owe it to ourselves and to our followers to learn how to evaluate our own skills as a leader. Here are some ways to start doing that.

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    Tuesday
    Nov112014

    10 Tips on Engaging Your Audience When Giving a Speech

    When we are on our feet giving a speech to whatever size of audience, it is absolutely crucial that we do our best to engage with those that we’re speaking to. Here are 10 tips to think about.

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    Thursday
    Nov062014

    7 Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Job

    It's not only the obvious areas of gross misconduct that can cost you your job, other mistakes can also culminate in you being shown the door.

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    Tuesday
    Nov042014

    The Cost of Hating Your Job

    It's easy to feel trapped in a job you dislike because you've grown dependent on your salary, but there is a way out. Career Guide Lucy Watson suggests a different approach to the familiar questions of money and work.

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    Thursday
    Oct302014

    10 Ways Career Consulting Can Help You Get a Job 

    There are two schools of thought about career planning. One is that you can do it all yourself. After all, it isn’t rocket science is it? The other is that you are best served by having a third party help you, ideally a professional who knows about the careers space.

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    Tuesday
    Oct282014

    How to Manage Senior Colleagues

    Seeking to manage senior colleagues well is a really good intention. Any amount of time that you invest in learning how is going to be valuable to you in some way. Quite often it’s not an immediate thing. It’s one of those activities that you nibble away at over time, striving to build richness in your relationship with each co-worker.

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    Thursday
    Oct232014

    10 Steps to Understanding Corporate Governance

    As time goes on what you notice in the world of business is that the governance of corporations gets more rigorous. It’s part of the natural development of a complex and sophisticated society. As a result, trying to understand corporate governance may seem overwhelming. These steps will help you to break down the process.

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    Tuesday
    Oct212014

    How to Enhance Your Career with a Career Coach

    There are three broad areas where you can advance your career with a career coach: career transition, career development and career strategy. Let’s look at these areas now.

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