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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
    Nov082016

    Non Executive Director (NED) Networks & Job Sites

    Have you thought about becoming a Non Executive Director? Are you already one but want to take more control over your portfolio? Becoming a NED can be a very attractive option for those of us with the right experience and who are keen to get involved in businesses in this way. It isn't always the most transparent of areas though which is why we've pulled together some of the best NED focused websites that we know of to help you build your portfolio out further or if you're new the area - we hope that these offer a starting point for you to understand and explore the opportunities available to you.

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    Tuesday
    Nov012016

    5 Clever Ways to Build Your Personal Brand

    Whether you’re finding a new job, going for a promotion or want to further your career in some other way, it’s vital to have a personal brand in today’s competitive world of work. “Personal brand” is a buzz phrase we hear a lot but many of us may not know where to start when it comes to actually building a personal brand of our own. Here are a few ways you can turn yourself into a personal branding pro and create a brand that will benefit your professional career.  Check out our downloadable 125 Personal branding tips for more tips and ideas on this.

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    Tuesday
    Oct252016

    How to Get the Most Out of Performance Appraisals

    Is your performance appraisal coming up? See our video animation for some quick tips on how to get the most out of it. Make sure you aren't missing out on any opportunities to progress and get ahead in your career!

    If you're interested in getting a pay rise take a look at step-by-step guide: Up Your Game, Up Your Pay!, for all the tips and advice you need to increase your salary and negotiate the pay rise you deserve now!

    Tuesday
    Oct182016

    8 Steps to Successful Career Planning

    Tuesday
    Oct112016

    10 Ways to Build Your Reputation at Work

    If only having a good reputation at work was as simple as keeping your nose to the grindstone and working hard. In reality, the complexities of office politics means that a lot of factors contribute to what kind of reputation you have amongst your colleagues and bosses. That’s not to say that you can’t influence what others think of you in the workplace. Check out these 10 ways to build a positive reputation at work.

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    Thursday
    Oct062016

    9 Ways to Managing Your Career Successfully

    There is no such thing as a job for life any more and it is no longer safe to think that any one job is secure. At the same time, in today’s working world there are so many more opportunities and options available to us than ever before.

    It’s important to embrace this as it gives us choice as to what to do next and at each stage in our careers. It can also be overwhelming and uncertainly can also be quite unsettling for the best of us.

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    Tuesday
    Sep272016

    10 Tips for Creating a Strong LinkedIn Profile

    What with LinkedIn being the number 1 social network for professionals, you probably already have a profile on there. The trouble is, so does everyone else. You have to work extra hard to make your profile stand out.

    Here are 10 tips on creating a LinkedIn profile strong enough to see off the competition.  These tips come from our ver popular & easily downloadable 125 LinkedIn Job Search Tips.

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    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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