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Below you will find a selection of useful articles and tips to help you in your career. We have industry leaders instilling advice, wisdom and quick tips on progressing your career or finding a new one. We have had some fantastic contributions to our pages from Position Ignition, industry experts as well as our own founder, Vanessa Vallely.

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Below you will find a selection of useful articles and tips to help you in your career. We have industry leaders instilling advice, wisdom and quick tips on progressing your career or finding a new one. We have had some fantastic contributions to our pages from Position Ignition, industry experts as well as our own founder, Vanessa Vallely.

engineering
In the UK, only nine per cent of the engineering workforce and only six per cent of registered engineers and technicians are female, the lowest...
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In my last blog I talked about why you should consider a career in finance. But once you get in, how do you get on?...
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Article provided by Sharon Baker, Mighty Social When I was a young girl going through school it felt like the world was my oyster. There...
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  Whalar is an influencer marketing platform on a mission to liberate the creative voice. 60 per cent of the influencers on the Whalar platform...
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women in finance featured
Upon first inspection of the financial services industry as a whole, the overall gender disparity is not immediately evident. In fact, women outnumber men when...
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old bailey law featured
Paralegals are defined as ‘persons who are trained and educated to perform certain legal tasks, but who are not qualified solicitors, barristers or chartered legal...
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Jo Fleming featured
  Jo Fleming is an award-winning entrepreneur and innovator. She is MD and owner of two recruitment businesses which she set-up from scratch after quitting...
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saleswoman
We live in a world where sales truly has become simple. However, we also live in a world, where we are being sold to every...
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  Image via Shutterstock We live in a world where sales truly has become simple. However, we also live in a world, where we are...
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  Since being involved in financial services, a few things have surprised me – namely the lack of women entering degree programs in banking and...
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  A third of UK students say that they regret attending University. The likes of Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga all pay...
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Television has notoriously been a white male-dominated industry. This is especially true of the factual genre, which is where I work. There has been a...
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A third of UK students say that they regret attending University. The likes of Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga all pay testament...
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women in finance featured
Since being involved in financial services, a few things have surprised me – namely the lack of women entering degree programs in banking and finance;...
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Project management is one of those industries that is seen as being male-dominated. Go back twenty years and there’s no doubt that it would have...
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career in events featured
Do you ever dream of heading off on holiday and never coming back? Life can easily slip away one day at a time … so...
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human being commute featured
There are many aspects of the working day that can impact on our personal sense of wellbeing and cause stress. But we often underestimate the...
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WEConnect International is a corporate-led non-profit and their goal is to connect more majority women owned businesses (those that are at least 51 per cent...
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Leaving another boardroom meeting feeling flustered and unheard? Where you stumbled over your answers and your mind went blank when faced with questioning from the...
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Career Change
Helen Rose, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Sponsor for Gender at TSB, gives her top five career tips. Get a career mentor, or better still...
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Woman on a ladder searching
This year’s International Women’s Day marks a day to press for progress and will see organisations across the world continuing to take positive action to...
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Graduating with a 2:2 can be a bit of a kick in the teeth, especially if those around you are celebrating their results. It’s easy...
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How to successfully work from home
There are more people with introvert personalities than you might think. Statistics puts the figure at one in every two or three people around the...
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I don’t know how many times I have heard someone say that women are better at multi-tasking than men. Usually it comes up when the...
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Ten Small Lifestyle Changes that Could Really Reduce Your Stress Levels
If you’re a woman working in a busy and stressful environment, you are probably facing or have faced a huge amount of stress. Women deal...
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Gender equality seems so obvious to me so I can’t really comprehend in this day and age why it is still an issue. From a...
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Steve Wainwright, Managing Director EMEA, at Skillsoft In the world of work, it is likely that – at some point – you will come across...
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With 2018 in full swing many of us struggle to maintain a work life balance, BUT with Healthy Body, Happy Me Week on the 5th-9th...
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Three key mindset shifts to help achieve your goals
What do you see yourself doing in five years? Whether you want to change career or gain promotion, you’re not likely to achieve your goal...
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There seems to be an epidemic of women with low self-esteem: women not feeling good enough, women feeling they’re not achieving enough, women feeling that...
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