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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
    Dec182014

    10 Things Your Boss Won’t Ever Tell You

    The relationship we have with our boss is, as long as we’re working for them, fundamental to our world. Sometimes it can be a very simple, honest, open and healthy relationship. Sometimes it can be quite complex. The complexity comes from the very nature of human relationships where both of us might be quite complicated people and we are not completely open and transparent with each other about our work and our wider life. We don’t share our emotions very much either. Within this context it is quite possible your boss doesn’t always tell you what’s going on. Here are some examples of situations where that might happen.

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    Tuesday
    Dec162014

    10 Ways Being on the Board Differs to Other Jobs

    Once you become a board member, get ready for your professional life to change in all kinds of ways. Here are some thoughts on just how being on the board is different to anything you’ve ever done before.

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    Thursday
    Dec112014

    How to Negotiate Flexible Working

    Generally there’s a greater amount of flexible working around than probably ever before. Due to new UK legislation anyone can request flexible working from their employer and the employer now legally has to respond to you. It’s made it easier for workers to ask for flexible working options and made it compulsory for the employer to reply with a decision either way. The three big questions are: Why would you want to change to flexible working? What is it you need to do to negotiate well? How do you go about negotiating?

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    Tuesday
    Dec092014

    10 Misbeliefs That Hold You Back in Your Career

    Sometimes the biggest barriers to our career progression are our own minds and the lies they’re prone to tell us. If you’re telling yourself any of the things below, you may be sabotaging your own career because of nothing more than misbeliefs.

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    Thursday
    Dec042014

    How to Deal with Difficult Staff

    Difficult staff don’t need to stay difficult. There’s a reason why they are so. It may be to do with their personality or their personal life or their professional life or their health. If you’re their boss, it may be to do with you.

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    Tuesday
    Dec022014

    Animation of the Month: 7 Tips for Managing Multiple Bosses at Work

    Reporting to more than one person can be difficult. This animation offers some handy hints to help you manage the situation.

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    Thursday
    Nov272014

    How to Work by Not Working

    In a world of long working hours and heavy workloads, isn’t it great to pause for moments of reflection and the chance to be inspired? There’s no need to feel guilty about such pauses. Not only do we need downtime to rest and reenergise, but even in our downtime we can be benefitting our work careers. Hugely effective people often find that they’re working at their best when they seem to be not working at all.

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    Tuesday
    Nov252014

    10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Career Guide

    Should you engage a career professional, firstly you might be surprised at what you learn, secondly you will find what you learn to be useful for the rest of your career. Both of these points are predicated on you getting the most out of your career guide and the relationship you have with them.

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    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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