Overcoming Awkward Interview Questions

One of the toughest parts about looking for a new job is the interview process. Some companies like to have two or three stages and seemingly, each stage asks the same questions! The repetitiveness of the interviews isn’t just annoying, it’s draining. The whole process of looking for work can be stressful enough as it is without staged interviews making it even harder.

Some interviews have awkward questions and usually this is strategic on the part of the interviewer as they want to make you squirm to get to know your weak spots. Having to talk about an unfair dismissal because of gaps on your resume is never easy, but overcoming awkward interview questions is a way to move past that. Some interviews are rather inexperienced, but if you find yourself feeling a little off-guard during the process, you need to be more prepared! Continue reading

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Is Traditional Business Financing Dead?

Traditional funding streams for startups are becoming a thing of the past. Going to a bank or an investor and giving them a pitch in the hope that they back your company is still a perfectly viable way to get the money that you need, but there are a lot of problems with it. One of the major hurdles that people face, especially if they’re trying to start a business later in life, is their credit rating.

Everybody makes financial mistakes and they stay with you in the form of a poor credit score which can put off investors that would otherwise be happy to part with their money.

When they’re putting so much of their cash up, they need to be absolutely sure that it’s being handled well. But if you’ve tried and failed to find investors, that doesn’t mean your business aspirations are dead just yet. Continue reading

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Improve Your Job Prospects With These Skills

When you’re about to start looking for work or you’ve already started looking, you want employers to see the potential you have.

The better you look on paper, the better your chances of getting noticed will be. So you might consider doing some things to improve your qualifications, especially if there’s no time to boost your experience.

You might also find that many of the roles you’re applying for require a qualification that you don’t have. Seeking out education and training so you can apply for a wider selection of jobs could help you find work faster. Have a look at some of these tops areas where further training could help you. Continue reading

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Filling The Gap In Between Jobs Needn’t Be So Painful

Your career is a personal journey, and there’s no greater feeling than reaching the desired destination. Sadly, regardless of how talented you might be, there’s a good chance that your career will take a wrong turn at one stage or another.

With the right attitude, you will get things back on track. Nonetheless, that period of uncertainty can be a time of immense stress. That is, unless you learn to fill it in an effective manner.

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Losing a job, for whatever reason, suddenly leaves you without a sense of routine. This can make it very easy to fall into the trap of staying in bed and being very unproductive. Use this time to take on new habits like getting up for an early morning gym session.

Not only will it work wonders for your motivation. But improved body image could enable you to make a better first impression when meeting future clients or employers. Above all else, the increased self-confidence can be crucial. Continue reading

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The Jobs That Will Still Be Around In 30 Years

Over the past year or so, there have been a lot of articles in the media dedicated to automaten in the workplace. It’s true that the future looks like it will involve robots in the workplace and, as a result, lots of people are worried that these machines will steal our jobs. But is this really going to happen?

Some jobs, such as those that are considered as manual labor like factory work, might be at a risk of being taken by these robots. Thankfully, not every job is going to be grabbed by an automaton. In fact, all of the following careers should still be around in 30 years and will still be done by humans. Continue reading

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Keeping Up With Competition

Business is just one constant competition, it’s no wonder why so many business’ fail. But for those that succeed, the struggle never stops. Business giants such as Facebook or Amazon have worked hard, and have constantly adapted to the ever-changing world of business to ensure they stay on top, let’s see how you can do the same.

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To know how to beat your competitors, you must first know what they’re doing to be ahead of you. Whether you conduct your own research, or have a research specific company do it for you, you’ve got to get your head around what they’re doing differently to you. It could be better marketing, better website design, or better interaction with their customers. Don’t aim too high though. Continue reading

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6 Ways To Change Your Career Direction

Sometimes in life you can find yourself in a position where you can’t stand the job that you’re in. This might be due to the fact that you’ve done it for so long and have now become bored with it, or because you went straight into a job after school without thinking about your long-term career.

Luckily, there are many ways in which you can change your career direction, even if it’s completely different to what you’re doing now and in this article, is going to be some ways that you can effectively change careers without any regrets. Continue reading

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