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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
    Feb262015

    10 Reasons Not to Neglect Your Network

    If you neglect your network when you think you don’t need it, your network will neglect you when you do need it. Everyone hates that one person in their network who only gets in touch when they need something. Here’s why you need to continuously nurture your network.

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    Tuesday
    Feb242015

    5 Ways to Fund Your Career Exploration

    You’ve finished school or university and you don’t know what to do next. All the career advice out there tells you to explore your options and try out different types of work, but how are you meant to fund this experimentation? Whether you’re looking to fund a gap year, a business idea or some other project that could help launch a long-term career, there are ways of making it happen.

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    Thursday
    Feb192015

    8 Ways Your Ego Can Ruin Your Career

    There are many ways we can upset our own apple cart by letting our ego get too big, especially in the context of our careers. If you don’t watch out, the behaviours below will irrevocably get in the way of both your work and your working relationships.

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    Tuesday
    Feb172015

    10 Ideas on What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

    You know you need a job or a career change, but finding work is easier said than done when you don’t even know what type of work you want to do. Here are some thoughts on working out what to do next in your career when you don’t know what you want to do.

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    Thursday
    Feb122015

    7 Ways to Find Out More About Your Interviewer

    We all know to find out as much as we can about the role and organisation before we go for a job interview. If we’re fortunate enough to actually know who’ll be interviewing us, it’s a good idea to also do some research on this person. Follow our advice on how to go about this and you’ll go into the interview in a position to better connect with them.

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    Tuesday
    Feb102015

    Webinar: Finding a Fulfilling New Career

    Are you unhappy or disillusioned in your current career? – Perhaps you’ve got impressive credentials and a starry CV, but something doesn’t feel quite right? -  Or maybe your current situation is ‘OK’, but the prospect of carrying on for another 15,20 or 30 years leaves you feeling utterly cold. Perhaps you’ve really enjoyed your career, but you’ve had a change of perspective, been through a life change, or simply feel that the time has come for something new.

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    Thursday
    Feb052015

    7 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Current Role

    It’s very easy for us to feel energised when we’re in a new job. We have new things to do, new goals to achieve and new relationships to foster. After a while though it all gets a bit samey and we can get quite bored and complacent. What can we do to breathe new life into our work?

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    Tuesday
    Feb032015

    Are You Ready for a Big Change?

    As New Year's Resolution season comes to a close, career guide Lucy Watson examines how to succeed when it comes to making big changes.

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    Thursday
    Jan292015

    9 Ways to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

    It’s one thing to take a gap year; it’s another thing to get something out of it. It’s ultimately down to you to work out how to use your gap year in a way that suits you as an individual but if you don’t know where to start, here are some tips for making your year out work for you, your purposes and your future.

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    Tuesday
    Jan272015

    How to Find Your Feet When You Stop Working

    The best way to find your feet after your formal working life is done is to give yourself the longest lead time of thinking about this transition that you can. The better that you mange your transition, the more likely you are to find your feet. When you do this, you’re going to have a plan. The plan is going to cover both the timing of when you stop and the affordability of knowing you can comfortably stop in financial terms. The more you can give attention to those practical things, the more you can move into the very significant space of creating different contractual arrangements with the people you’re going to spend more of your time with. This is to get over the adage of “I don’t want them coming home; they’ll get under my feet!”

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