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Career Development

In the section learn about career development and professional development. Career development

If you are a job seeker or someone looking to boost their career, here you will find tips and advices on how to get ahead.

WeAreTheCity.com was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events.  The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

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21
Mar

The era of workplace consumerisation – and how to meet the challenge

By Jo Lyall, Managing Director, Mindshare UK We’ve all had those training days before – when you’re stuck in a meeting room for three hours in front of a dry PowerPoint presentation with a monotone voice-over. The question is: why are training days stuck in a time warp of whiteboards and handouts, when the overall...
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20
Mar

Nearly one in ten UK employees work more than 20 hours extra a week

A recent study conducted by Love Energy Savings discovered that eight per cent of British employees work a staggering 20 hours or more each week than their contracted hours. The survey of UK workers found that over 35 per cent of employees regularly arrive at work early or stay late, and that younger people are...
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20
Mar

Five top tips to focus on to get a new role

There is no doubt that the thought of looking for a new role fills many people with dread. There’s the work to do on your CV, your LinkedIn profile to work on (or even to create…), the recruiters to deal with and of course the challenge of attending interviews around your existing role. It often...
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How to get a good work life balance (F)
20
Mar

Survival tips for work-life balance

Work-life balance is never going to be perfect! How can it be? When you bring a child into your life, something’s got to give to make room for him or her. And it doesn’t get easier as your child gets older… school hours and holidays bring additional challenges for working parents, right into the teenage...
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busy woman at photocopier featured
20
Mar

How to stop yourself drowning in work

Do you find your work piling up around you, despite your best efforts to stay on schedule? A large part of being successful at any job is keeping on top of your work, and when you’re running your own business, you might feel that there are simply not enough hours in the day. It’s a...
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Mentor, apprentice
20
Mar

Employers say apprentices need help getting dressed for work

Apprentices need to work a lot harder on developing their professionalism at work compared to graduates, but there are little differences in key skills such as resilience, leadership and dealing with conflict. Institute of Student Employers (ISE) asked its members about the 76,000 entry-level staff they have hired over the last three years, including graduates, apprentices and...
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muslim woman working on the computer featured
19
Mar

Don’t get downtrodden during the job hunt with these motivators

For most of us, looking for a job can be a stressful. It might be that you’ve been made redundant, you’re not happy in your current workplace or that you’ve had a change in circumstances. Whatever your situation, it’s important to stay positive and remember that your situation is only temporary. For those of you...
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job interview, recruitment, diversity featured
19
Mar

Say yes, panic later: why not feeling quite ready for that next job is exactly the time to go for it

Often quoted internal research by HP states men apply for a job when they meet only 60 per cent of the qualifications, whereas women apply only if they meet 100 per cent of them. If that is the case this clearly disadvantages women and equally it frustrates recruiters and managers alike.  And women are consequently...
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