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  1. How can I get management experience?

    Career Development

    If you are at the part of your career where management roles are getting your attention; it may be time to start pursuing this direction. However, getting into management when you don’t have experience can often deem you unsuitable for roles. Which means you never get considered by a recruiter. It’s a horrible circle. I’m […]

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  2. How to be awesome in your Skype interview

    Interviews

    Skype interviews (or video interviews) can be tough. Don’t get me wrong, I see the full value from a recruiter’s point of view, and have used them myself when filtering applications, but they can add an extra level of uncertainty for the candidate, especially if you’re a technophobe or used to more traditional ways to […]

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  3. How to Make Sense of Online Job Adverts

    Job Hunt Advice

    A short guide to understanding online job ads. If you’ve spent time searching for a job online, you’ve probably read dozens (likely hundreds) of job adverts. What did you think of them? When we talk to candidates, we hear a lot of feedback concerning job adverts that they’ve seen on the web. Their common frustrations […]

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  4. How to avoid making one of the biggest mistakes on LinkedIn when job hunting

    Job Hunt Advice

    Before I get started, I just want to say, I love LinkedIn. I’ve been lucky enough to have built an international business using it. By using it, I’ve had the chance to connect with, and meet some amazing people. Careercake now has people watching our courses in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, Germany… you name it. […]

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  5. How do you know if it’s time for a career change?

    Career planning

    Have you heard of the concept, ‘a job for life’? It’s the assumption – an old/dated assumption – whereby people assume you had one job for your entire working career. It signalled loyalty and stability. Not to mention, security. It was also based on the premise that if you really liked your job and your […]

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  6. What should I call my business?

    Branding, Entrepreneurs

    Coming up with a new business name is really hard. It’s easy to overthink it. It’s easy to get too many people involved. But deciding upon a name that will represent you and your business long-term can be tough. Think about the greats; they all had to start somewhere. They needed to start somewhere too. […]

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  7. How do I ask for a pay rise?

    Career Development

    Asking for a pay rise. It can be one of those really awkward moments in your career. It’s a situation whereby you are ‘telling’ your boss that they may not have noticed the extra work you are doing, and they may not realise you are feeling a little neglected. It’s also a situation where you’ve […]

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  8. 3 Pieces of Advice to Follow When Attending an Assessment Centre

    Graduates

    Assessment days are great. They are an incredibly effective selection method that allows a company to really monitor your behaviour, test your intelligence and in some cases, predict successful performance in a future job. Assessment centre days are becoming so popular in the recruitment process, so I think it’s important for people to understand what […]

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  9. 5 lessons they don’t tell you when setting up a business

    Entrepreneurs

    If you’re interested in learning about starting a business, you’ll see there’s a bit of theme prevalent in anything you read. It’s going to be tough. Advice books will tell you that it’s going to be really hard. Seminars will tell you, ‘to go for it’! whilst also reminding about the number of businesses that […]

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