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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.


    Top Ten Volunteering Websites In the World

    Have you ever considered volunteering? It can be a great way to develop key skills or put your current skills to good use. It's an excellent way to give something back to the community and if you have some time to spare, it's a way to put this time to good use. 

    Volunteering can be a good way to 'find yourself' or to re-discover what you're passionate about, and can help you to reflect on your next steps. It's also an opportunity to expose yourself to new experiences, and if you're just starting your career - it's a great way to build your skill set.

    Here are some great websites to help you find volunteering opportunities:

    Do-It for good - is a great website with many volunteering opportunities and charity jobs. It's a platform that connects volunteers with not-for-profit organisations in need of great talent.

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    5 Signs That You're Ready for a Career Change

    Mondays are hard. Everyone struggles to feel joyous with that rude alarm clock waking us up after a weekend of being able to do whatever we fancy, but for some, those Monday blues can’t be overcome…so perhaps these people should be considering a career change. Are you feeling the same way? 

    A career change can be a daunting prospect: leaving an industry or a role you are comfortable in isn’t an easy decision to make, so if you’ve been considering making a change but aren’t sure if you should, here are the signs that it’s the right decision for you:

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    7 Tips For Job Interview Success

    Job interviews can sometimes seem daunting. There is the pressure of the best first impression, deciding what to wear and coming across confident. If you are nervous or feeling unprepared, here are 7 tips to guide you. You can also find out more by reading our How to Ace the Interview eBook.

    1. Do Your Research

    Whether you are interviewing for a part-time Saturday job, a dance show or a managing job at Coca-Cola, research is key. Knowing the company and if possible the interviewer can place you miles in front of your competition. Research the company, its social media presence and the expectations of the job. Not only will you be able to answer questions about the business but you will be able to ask questions too.

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    How to Use Online Materials For Our Career Enhancement

    What an opportunity online materials presents for us to learn. Isn’t it interesting that in the last decade the opportunity to utilise online materials has been taken up by so few - certainly within an organisational context. The expected growth in e-learning has yet to gain traction. The systems and processes exist and so many of the large organisations have learning management systems in place. The opportunity for massive open online learning (MOOCs) also exists but it is still in its early days. What is going on?

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    Top 10 Human Resources (HR) Recruitment Websites

    If you are working in HR and are looking for some recruiters to take you seriously, here are our top 10 recruitment agencies and websites that we think will offer you the best opportunity in the job market. 

    Hudson -  leading provider of professional recruitmentexecutive recruitmenttalent management and people development and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services worldwide

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    10 Actionable Steps to Dealing with Redundancy

    Redundancy is horrible; it is also a fact of life and it’s happening to more and more people with more and more regularity. It’s just a part of our changing world and it is the acceleration of change that is impacting on employment. So what is it that we can do to help ourselves if we’re affected by redundancy? These 10 steps will help you to deal with redundancy. For more help see Position Ignition’s Re-Launching Your Career After Redundancy eBook.

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    8 Reasons Why People Get a Career Coach


    10 Tips for Promoting Your Personal Brand 

    The most successful brands are the ones that people notice, want to know more about and eventually want to be associated with. This applies to personal brands as well as to business. However, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about getting noticed. Don’t attract attention for the sake of it and also think about whose attention you want to be getting in order to focus your efforts. Protecting the reputation of your brand is just as important as marketing it and so here we have some tips on how to promote your brand in the right way.

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    8 Top Tips for Getting a Pay Rise

    For many of us, asking for a pay rise (see  Up Your Game, Up Your Pay) can be really challenging and it can feel awkward to discuss and bring up or often we shy away from the topic. That doesn't have to be the case, however, and it's important to prepare for your negotiation, for the discussion and to know how you want to approach the subject. Here are some tips to help you get started and to build your confidence around salary negotiation: 

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    4 Steps to Overcoming Career Change Gremlins

    Sometimes our gremlins can get in the way of our success. This is relevant especially when thinking of changing careers. Our fears can hold us back and stop us from taking that next step. How can we deal with these? 

    In what way can our feelings inhibit our ability to smoothly change careers? We’re talking about limiting beliefs here.  These are the emotions that hold us back in our lives, allowing us to convince ourselves of our inability to move forward and achieve our true goals, be they in the area of career, money, relationships or family. Limiting beliefs are a type of emotional ‘interference’, getting in the way of the fulfilment of our potential and the deployment of our talents. You might like to think of it as your inner critic or a gremlin, gnawing your self-belief and confidence away and replacing it with doubt.


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