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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
    Aug272015

    3 Great Reasons to Work From Home

    Have you ever considered working from home? For some people it can a fantastic idea and opportunity and here are some reasons why...

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    Tuesday
    Aug252015

    The Long Hard Road to Reality

    If you were to ask yourself ‘right now in this moment in time are things ok?’ a large percentage of you would probably say ‘Well Yes now is all right,’ yet according to the Mental Health Foundation anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health problems in the UK.

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    Thursday
    Aug202015

    Animation: The Salaryman 

    Are you a slave to your screen? This short video from NCH Productions explores the importance of work-life balance.

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    Tuesday
    Aug182015

    How Do You Do Conflict?

    Have you ever thought that there may be different ways to do conflict and there may be no definitive right or wrong? Conflict is often seen as a bad thing to be avoided. But conflict is an everyday occurrence that can be bad but it can also be good. We wouldn’t want to always avoid conflict while sometimes that might be the best strategy to use.

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    Thursday
    Aug132015

    Animation: How to Manage People and be a Better Leader

    What skills do employers look for in leaders? Identify the character traits you need to stand out and discover how to use them in the workplace with these tips taken from Singapore's Qualification for Leadership and People Management:

     

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    Tuesday
    Aug112015

    Avoiding the Drama

    A friend called me the other day to tell me about the latest version of a conflict she was having with a colleague at work and my first thought was ‘here we go again’. How often do we get ourselves into situations where we feel we are going round and round in circles, the same conflicts over and over again in different disguises? I know I have had that experience. But what do we do to get out of them?

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    Thursday
    Aug062015

    Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

    As I watched my daughter go through departures at the airport at 6am for a new life away from home, a mother was also going through with a young child. I could see the exhaustion in her eyes from the sleepless night. She hurried through pushing the buggy in an automatic state. I wanted to say to her, ‘look what happens, one day you wake up and they are gone,’ but she wouldn’t have understood, it would all would seem so far off for her.

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    Tuesday
    Aug042015

    Small Changes, Big Difference: Top 4 Growth Mindset Tips for Your Job Search

    The greatest difference you can make to your job search is changing the way you think about it. Jill Boggiss explores how reflecting on what you want and why, and adopting a positive approach, are key to a successful and satisfying future.

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    Thursday
    Jul302015

    4 Ways to Build Your Brand and Stand Out at a Networking Event

    If you are attending an event, you might be going there wanting to make some new connections and to make a good and lasting impression. It is also a brilliant opportunity to build your brand and reputation in your industry and to become better known for your particular area of expertise.

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    Tuesday
    Jul282015

    Balancing Business Travel with Family Life

    As we get older our priorities change. We have more, or at least different, responsibilities, both in financial terms and in terms of our families. This affects the way we work.

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