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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
    Sep202016

    8 Steps to Creating Your Non Executive Director Profile

    Non Executive Director roles are interesting for us because we cannot qualify for them until we are well down our career track. Up to now, we have been motoring along with getting qualifications and credentials and acquiring experience, including management and leadership experience. Now suddenly this is a whole new ball game. The likelihood is we will have spent many, many years working but won’t necessarily have great experience of non-executive director type of work. Here are some tips on how to craft a profile to sell yourself to organizations if you wish to land a non-executive director role.

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    Tuesday
    Sep132016

    9 Tips to Finding a Fulfilling Career

    Thursday
    Sep082016

    How to Take Effective Minutes in Meetings

    Taking minutes in meetings and knowing how to do is a really important skill. Here's an infographic and overview of how to do this effectively. 

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    Tuesday
    Sep062016

    5 Practical Ways to Stay Connected to Your Network

    It’s vital that we understand why staying connected is important. If you do not yet know why you have to stay connected, then this is not going to work for you. Staying connected is not just about when you need help. If that is the way you see the opportunity to connect with your network, you will earn a reputation as being a user and that is not the sort of label any of us want.

    Networks need to be nurtured. A good metaphor is watering a plant. Like plants, networks need regular care and attention in order to be reciprocally useful. Here are some tips for nurturing your network in preparation for when you need it.

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    Thursday
    Sep012016

    5 Things to Avoid When Negotiating for a Pay Rise

    Whether negotiating a pay rise, a flexible working arrangement, the terms of a new job or a potential contract with a customer or supplier, you need to be smart about how you negotiate. This not only includes doing the right things but also avoiding actions and strategies that will weaken your case. This can be a tricky topic for the best of us and that's why we've highlighted some top tips here.  These tips have been taken from our Up Your Game, Up Your Pay and Get Paid Right, From the Start which offer more great advice to help you win that negotiation! 

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    Tuesday
    Aug302016

    6 Steps to Networking without Networking

    Sometimes it’s useful to understand molecular chemistry! This isn’t some sort of test; it’s just about the concept of understanding how individual molecules attach to one other and build out into a stronger structure. Every molecular structure starts somewhere and when it comes to networking in order to build your own support structure, you are the starting point. Get a blank sheet of paper and put your own name in the middle it.  Think about how you’re going to build out your structure without any sort of pressure on you to network in the traditional sense. Following the steps below will help you on your way.

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    Thursday
    Aug252016

    8 Job Search Tips From People Who Found Their Dream Job

    Tuesday
    Aug232016

    Feeling like a Fraud at Work

    Don’t you sometimes wonder which me is going to turn up for work on any particular day? It is the case that other things going on in our life - the mood we wake up in or arriving at work after a tortuous journey do affect how we turn up and interact in those early seconds and minutes in our workplace. Moreover, work is such an important part of our life, why would we knowingly want to be a fraud and, anyway, what does that actually mean for us?

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    Wednesday
    Aug172016

    5 Easy to Fix Mistakes on Your Resume

    Your resume is your opportunity to sell yourself to an employer. It is a space for you to share all of the information that makes you a viable candidate, and also your chance to say why you are better than the hundreds of other individuals that are also applying to the same job.

    That is why you simply cannot afford to make any mistakes. You’re not only trying to convince the employer that you are a top talent – you are also trying to show that you are a better talent than the 100 other people that applied for the same job. Make any mistakes, and that proof becomes difficult.

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    Monday
    Aug152016

    20 Habits of Truly Brilliant Speakers

    Have you always wanted to know what makes a good speaker brilliant? Take a look at these 20 Habits of Truly Brilliant Speakers for some ideas and insight

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