Looking back at 2019: our top career advice articles

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In the third installment of looking back at 2019, 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.

Job seeking

WeAreTheCity has a plethora of articles focusing on job seeking – including interview advice, applying for jobs and improving your CV.

Below are just a few of our top articles to get you started:

Prepare for your next phone interview with these simple tips

How to answer: what is your biggest strength in an interview?

How to answer: what is your biggest weakness in an interview?

Ask a recruiter: 8 common CV questions answered

Tell-tale signs it’s time to move onto a new role and top tips to help you

Returning to work and returnships

Returnships and helping women return to work after taking a career break has been at the forefront of careers advice in 2019.

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 have a dedicated page for all our returnship programmes, flexible working advice and advice on returning to work.

Discover our returnships here.


In 2018, we started focusing more on advice for entrepreneurs and small business owners, alongside those in a ‘traditional’ role.

Statistics show that more and more people are looking to become their own boss and set up a business. Below are just a few of our top articles to get you started:

How passions, skills and talents can help build your business

How to build your dream team in your business

Top tips from successful entrepreneurs on working from home

Setting up a business and handling setbacks

Maximise your business potential by hiring temporary workers


WeAreTheCity has lots of advice and tips for productive networking sessions.

We also have a brand new networking directory, which allows you to search for networks in your area and even coaches to gain one-to-one advice and mentoring.

You can find this directory here.

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 Airbnb, PwC, Charlotte Tilbury, EY, Groupon, Secret Escapes and many more.

Click here to find your next role.

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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