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Author: 
Frank Hutton

It could be a stressful day on Thursday 13th August - either because success has meant that the dream of a University place has now become real or because the route you thought you were about to follow now looks doubtful. Don't despair if it's the latter, all is certainly not lost and there are options, if you act fast...

 

 

Author: 
Frank Hutton

We're closed from December 24th until 5th January 2015 when we're back in business.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

NB: I wrote this article some time ago now so LinkedIn has slightly changed it's format. However, the tab you're seeking still exists (top centre on browser version and bottom right on mobile device) so the rest of the article is valid. Happy hunting - Frank

One of the least used parts of LinkedIn could be the most useful to you. I'm constantly finding users for whom it's a major surprise. I wonder if you can guess what it is?

Author: 
Frank Hutton

The business of changing your working life really is quite straightforward even though on the face of it, it appears incredibly complex and daunting. And the three simple steps I will share with you in this piece are born out of my experiences working with people over many years to change their lives for the better.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

“If it seems too good to be true...”

Author: 
Frank Hutton

One of the key reasons why people want to change their job is because it’s 'not how it used to be'. Some key reasons for not doing anything about it are that it’s just too complicated, too exhausting or there are just no alternatives that work.

These things are valid and real for many of us. I have a great deal of sympathy if you’re feeling that right now. I’ve felt the same way at times in the past.

These things are also a wake-up call to all of us who are feeling happy, secure and fulfilled in our work.

Author: 
Melissa Kidd

In the first of a number of Blog posts, Melissa begins to tackle key issues we all face.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Following up on last week's piece, we've uploaded some information which we're sure you'll find helpful.

Frank Hutton
Facebook can give you valuable information that is vita to the job hunting process. Here's how not to miss out and stay safe.
Author: 
Frank Hutton

I hope she’ll forgive me for saying it but my sister is a little nervous around social media. So it was with some surprise that I learned she had decided to get herself a Facebook profile. With the encouragement of my daughters, she’d been convinced that both understanding Facebook and being able to view their posts (photos especially) would make the ‘risk’ worthwhile.

Pathways to Professions - How to find work in Direct & Digital Marketing

As a rapidly growing and sustainable industry, direct marketing makes a major contribution to the UK economy.  UK expenditure on direct marketing totals more than £15 billion and encouragingly, businesses using direct marketing forecast that their expenditure will continue to increase annually – hugely important in a recovering economy.  Such growth is being driven predominately by increased investment in direct digital channels.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

According to this article which appeared in the FT last week, coaching has been given a new kudos and status as more and more companies and individuals are discovering the benefits and results it brings.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Poor CVs are ruining the chances of many jobseekers. Thats the assertion of a major survey from the Government's National Careers Service.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Or do you just keep driving around? Or maybe turn the map or Sat Nav upside down just in case it might seem clearer?

 

Author: 
Mark Williams

There has been a lot written about how to handle an interview, but I always find that doing the simple things is always the best advice. You have clearly already impressed the company with your initial approach and CV so now is the time to really prepare yourself to make the most of your opportunity.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

I believe social media has done us all a big favour. Thank you Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter!

Author: 
Frank Hutton

When was the last time you really checked an email before hitting send?

When did you last review the CV you've been using for the past 6 months?

When you updated your LinkedIn profile last month, did you check it for spelling?

Author: 
Frank Hutton

You'll recall the previous post in this series, where I suggested that the business of finding a job is such a challenge that it is not one  you should face alone.

The potential for finding friends or colleagues for mutual encouragement or to provide a sounding board for you, is a real practical way of sustaining yourself through the process.