Expert Job and Career Advice

Don’t have the money or the time to gain a college or university degree? Well don’t worry; there are still plenty of roles out there where you can earn serious money without a degree-level qualification. 

career

Mh2>Poll finds that swearing on Twitter or a drunken picture on Facebook could lose you a job offer, but showing industry knowledge and passion online can enhance your career management. A new YouGov online poll commissioned by CWJobs has revealed that employers will often take candidates’ online presence and social media activity into consideration when deciding whether Read more…

career management

There are two ways of looking at your career. One way is to treat it as something which just happens to you, in which you apply for jobs that come your way, get promoted or fired at someone else’s discretion, and in which luck plays as great a part as ambition. The other way is to take Read more…

work

It’s September, the summer is drawing to close and it’s back to work for most of us. This isn’t always the most inspiring of times, for many of us the return to work can be disheartening. We wonder how we ended up in the jobs we have, we have no clear sense of how we got here Read more…

career research

For many people, New Year is the time to renew the resolution made long ago, to do something about their career. You may be one of those people. You may have renewed the resolution many times. And yet you are still working in the same old career, one that you don’t enjoy and aren’t quite sure how Read more…

commercial worth

Knowing what you are worth is crucial for effective career management In his book Ten Commandments for Business Failure, Donald R Keough, a former Coca Cola executive recounts a conversation between Robert Woodruff, the man who built the global Coca Cola brand, and the company’s lawyer. Woodruff asked the lawyer to explain what his job was. Without Read more…

career

Good career management is so much easier when you can find a career you value. It’s important that you find value in your career; that you feel your job it is making a positive contribution to your life. We spend so much of our lives working; if we don’t enjoy our job, or feel that it is Read more…

employment

University and College graduation ceremonies are now in full swing. For many graduates the next challenge is find a career, or at very least, employment. As we all know from press reports, the employment market is still very difficult for young people, far too many remain out of work. The scarcity of jobs means there is a Read more…

Linked In

You don’t have to use Linked In to advance your career, but it certainly helps. It helps even more if you can be clear about what specifically you want to use Linked In for, and what benefit it will be to you. There are three main levels at which LinkedIn impacts upon your career. At the most Read more…

values

Good career management requires more than just knowing your skills. Before you apply for a job you probably ask yourself whether you have the right skills. It’s a sensible question. We all know how important skills are. There is little point in applying for a new job unless you have the skills it calls for. But although Read more…

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