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Promotion vs new job: what should you go for?

You’ve been in the same workplace for a while and you’re considering whether to push for promotion or find a new role elsewhere. Or maybe you’ve been successful in your job hunt, only to receive a surprise offer of a new title from your current manager. Having the choice between advancing within your organisation and...
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How to deal with bullying in the workplace

Whether you have experienced bullying in the workplace or you think you have seen someone else being bullied, it’s important to know how to respond to it. Remember that anyone can be a bully – man or woman, manager or junior – although statistically bullies are most likely to be male and in a managerial...
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Boost your CV: Get a distance learning degree

There you are, out of your university education and thrust into the fast-paced world of business. You’re working your way up the ladder, but there’s one kink in your trajectory – your qualifications and experience aren’t quite enough to nab those top jobs. It happens to so many of us in the world of work,...
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Getting ahead in a male dominated industry | Olga Podoinitsyna

Olga Podoinitsyna is a Member of the Board at VTB Capital. She leads the bank’s Communications & Marketing strategy, focusing on regional development in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. Prior to joining VTB Capital, Olga spent eight years at Deutsche Bank as Head of PR, Communications and Marketing for Russia and CIS....
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Reinvent yourself and become a true professional

The end of the year presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on your career. You may have started a new role during the year or been in your role for some time. Whichever is the case for you, the down time at Christmas offers ample time to reenergise and come back with a bang in...
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The top five skills that you should perfect in order to get ahead in your career

By Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library Our recent research found that nearly three quarters (73.9%) of recruiters believe that candidates should still list basic skills, such as Microsoft Office, on their CV. And while these hard skills are clearly important, recruiters are also acknowledging the importance of soft skills amongst job hunters,...
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Seven steps to following your dreams

So, you have spent some time asking yourself various questions about what makes you happy, what activities make you lose track of time, what you are naturally good at, what makes you feel great about yourself, who you want to help and what causes you strongly believe in. You also now have an understanding of...
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Five of the biggest CV bugbears (and they’re not what you think)

A list of five of the worst habits in CV writing that’ll make even the most seasoned of recruiters wince. Recruitment is a real minefield for any business owner. Having been employing staff at my search engine marketing agency since 2012, I genuinely believe that finding the perfect person for a role that is vital...
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