Looking back at 2017: our top career advice articles

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In the third of our installments looking back at 2017, we delve into our favourite and inspiring career advice articles of the year.

WeAreTheCity prides itself on having the answers you need to take the next step in your career. Our careers advice section offers the latest and most relevant tips on networking, legal advice, CV advice, interview advice and much more.

Flexible working

Flexible working has been on the forefront of careers advice in 2017. The days of nine to five working hours may soon be coming to an end.

As workers move towards a healthier work/life balance with a greater focus on family time, more and more people are moving towards flexible working arrangements. You don’t have to be a parent or carer to request flexible working.

You can discover your rights to flexible working here, or find all our flexible working articles here.

Returning to work

Alongside flexible working, returning to work and returnships have also been prominent in 2017.

Whether you are a maternity returner or someone who has taken a career break, there are now a myriad of options which will enable you to return to work. These programmes include training, a chance to refresh skills and meet other women who are in a similar position.

We gave a dedicated page for all of our returnship programmes, flexible working advice and return to work advice.

View our open returnships here


Interviews are an important part of the job process and WeAreTheCity has lots of interview techniques, tips and tricks from hiring managers and leading experts – all you need before the big day. Below are just a few of our top articles:

Nail that job/promotion | How to overcome your fears

Five ways to be a confident and charismatic interviewee

Interview do’s and don’ts

An introvert’s guide to job interviews | Infographic


We know that getting a promotion can feel like the hardest thing. However, we’ve got a library of articles, which give hints, tips and handy guides to moving up that career ladder.

Below are just a few of our top articles:

How to get a promotion (without working longer) | Infographic

How your image may be stopping you from getting a promotion at work

Out of the box ways to take the next step up the career ladder

CV and Cover Letters

Your CV is most likely the first contact that you will have with a hiring manager or company. Therefore, it is important that it shows the best of you! Crafting the right CV in order to be placed above the rest is not easy.

Here we have discovered some great tips and ideas that have worked for our career partners:

Eight CV proofreading tips that will help you catch every mistake

Top tips for CV writing

How to create a compelling CV or portfolio website

Careers Club

Don’t forget, we have a number of handy tools so that you can progress your career further. WeAreTheCity’s Careers Club provides online access to career development tools, alongside giving our members the ability to grow their personal networks.

If you are interested in taking your career to the next level and are self motivated and looking to meet like minded individuals, then this is the club for you.

We welcome women and men, of all backgrounds, at all levels, from all industries.

You can find out more and join here

WeAreTheCity Jobs

WeAreTheCity Jobs was created to encourage more talented women to pursue their career aspirations and to connect job seekers with companies who are proactively recruiting women and supporting the development of more inclusive working environments.

You can discover a variety of different job roles from top companies such as Amazon, BP, Lloyd’s, PwC, Fujitsu and Bloomberg.

Click here to start your job search

About the author

Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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