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Mums returning to work

This week I wanted to talk about mums returning to work. Being a mum is a lot of hard work and usually working harder and longer than you would in the workplace. However in my experience as a professional recruiter returning mums do sometimes struggle to get back into a career. So I thought it…

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Top Tips When Becoming Self-Employed

In the modern economy people become self-employed for many different reasons. Perhaps they want more freedom and would like to fit work around their social lives more, or maybe they feel ready to take on the challenge of doing it all themselves. No matter what the reason, more people than ever are taking the leap…

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How To Get Promoted

If you are just starting out in your career and want to know what it takes to make it to the top, or if you have been stuck in the same role for a while with promotion passing you by. Then this is info you can’t afford to miss. Follow these six simple tips to help…

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The OppWorks Difference

This week I would like to talk about what makes OppWorks stand out from all of our competitors. We are proud of the work we do here and we like to think that we provide something called the OppWorks difference to everyone we work with. What is OppWorks? Opportunities Workshop is an education and training organization that…

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Alternatives to University

When it comes to your future career you have many options to choose from. In the past university was the obvious choice for those who wanted to continue with education. However today there are many diverse ways you can progress and shape the career ahead of you. Your parents and teachers might be pushing university,…

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How to succeed in a job interview

If you want to get your first step on the career ladder or perhaps make the move to that dream job then chances are you will have to go through the interview process. However to excel in the interview and get the job there are a lot of things you need to get right! Speaking as a former…

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Futureproof your career

When it comes to your career there are several key factors you should consider to ensure that you maintain control of your working life. In this post the aim is to help you understand what the future has in store, that way you will be better equipped to meet challenges and really capitalize on your opportunities by…

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Invest in your career

If you don’t invest in your career then chances are your working life may not go exactly the way you planned. It’s been described as “Floating down a fast river without a paddle, map or knowledge of what’s around the next bend” Put simply, the more skills and knowledge you develop, the better the odds…

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Options for school leavers

When you’ve completed your GCSEs you have a big choice to make. Continue in full-time education with A-levels, or change course and take on an apprenticeship. One isn’t better than the other; you just need to figure out which suits you and your future. Apprenticeship Myths Just because A-levels are seen as the traditional path to a degree…

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