• How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    7 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    As the Covid-19 epidemic continues, an estimated 20 million people will now be working from home in the UK. For many, this means the prospect of doing virtual interviews at home rather than the usual in person, which requires new set ofskills and practices.Even for professionals in the tech sector, video interviews can prove nerve wracking, as you are entirelydependent on th...

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  • Dreading Blue Monday? Cheer Up With These Top 5 Tips

    9 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    The dreaded Blue Monday is just around the corner. In the UK, January spells bad weather, a serious lack of sunlight, and the longest wait for the holidays to come around again. No wonder you can be left feeling so miserable. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects one in three of us. So is it any surprise that the 3rd week of January is now known as Blue Monday? AKA the m...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    Did you know that 37% of UK companies offer sabbaticals, according to The Confederation of Business Industry? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company to i...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​Winning a job offer in the thriving UK technology sector is certainly a cause for celebration, but before you say ‘yes’, you need to consider whether moving to this new role will ensure you are happy in your day-to-day working life. When considering a job offer, a skilled candidate needs to look beyond the headline salary and benefits package on the table. Elements such as ...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​There are many reasons why workers leave their jobs in the UK technology sector. You may have grown sick of your commute, have a boss who has made your working life unbearable, or you have simply found a role which pays a much higher salary. However, when it comes to quitting your current role, it may be better to keep your reasons to yourself. When you are quitting a role ...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​It is easy to discount your first day at work as a ‘freebie’. It is unlikely you will be creating anything substantial in the first day of your new role in the UK technology sector. The first day will likely be a whirl of office tours, meetings with HR, filling out paperwork and learning new processes. However, the first day at work is the opportunity to make an impactful a...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​Even the most driven and positive worker can be brought down by a toxic employee in their workplace. In a fast-moving and competitive landscape such as the UK tech sector, handling daily negativity and bullying can chip away at ambition and morale, and toxicity can spread across a team - fast. There are methods which can help you handle a difficult and toxic co-worker. This...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​The technology sector moves quickly and requires workers to learn and adapt to new processes and technologies as methods of delivery evolve. This can lead to stress and feelings of being ‘overwhelmed’ in demanding roles. The 2019 Tech Inclusion and Diversity Report by BIMA found that over a quarter of tech workers in the UK have been diagnosed with a mental health conditio...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​The technology sector is booming and demand for talent is high, with companies willing to part with generous salaries for skilled employees. However, a 2018 survey by hired.com found that only half of tech talent in London felt they were being paid fairly against the high cost of living in the city. If it is time to negotiate a raise, the most useful information to recover ...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​Taking ownership of your own career is essential in the tech sector. The world of tech moves at a lightning pace, with requirements for skills involving new technologies and programming languages to learn changing year-on-year. The traditional ‘career ladder’ has disappeared and waiting for your manager to enlighten you on your next step will lead you nowhere. Only you are ...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​The UK tech sector owes its success to smart hiring decisions and a buoyant labour market. When hiring for a crucial role, it is likely that large companies will want to involve several stakeholders to input on picking the right candidateThis can involve an ‘all day interview’ - where candidates are invited to undergo several interviews covering different aspects of the rol...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​The UK technology sector has a busy labour market, where employees with in-demand skill sets often hop from company to company to quickly build up a career. It is likely that you will face the difficult task of resigning from your role to challenge your career, leave a stressful working environment or simply take a higher salary. Whatever your reason, it pays both for your ...

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  • To interview or not to interview: how to decide whether to go for a job that may not seem perfect

    over 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV or found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it.Giancarlo Hirsch, Director of the New York Glocomms team comments, “When a...

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  • Can A Mentor Accelerate Your Career?

    over 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Recent research shows that 94% of women across a variety of industries feel that mentoring programmes are an important tool for personal and professional development. While many companies do offer formal mentorship schemes, there is still a large number that don’t yet offer it as part of their in-house learning and development initiatives.​Professionals are starting their o...

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  • Top Tips for Securing a Job in Technology

    over 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Talk to a Specialist RecruiterA great recruiter will look out for you and your best interests. They have a wide understanding and insight of the market and can offer multiple opportunities, while sharing/ tips on writing your resume and interviews techniques.A recruiter will give you access to the “hidden” job market. Often, the best roles are not advertised directly by com...

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  • How Working with a Specialist Recruiter Can Help Advance Your Career

    over 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Upon reaching Senior Executive level, the number of opportunities available for career development begins to decrease, while the competition increases. As you reach the competitive leadership positions, it’s vital to differentiate yourself from the other candidates in the market.​In many circumstances, working with a specialist recruiter will help give you an edge when it c...

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  • Resume Writing Tips For Contractors

    over 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​When it comes to securing a job, the resume is used across almost all industries and levels. A contractor resume has a different function than a traditional resume. Although in essence it is the same – in that it displays the work history of a contractor – it has a slightly different purpose.Contractors provide solutionsBefore hiring an employee for a permanent position, th...

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