Career Guidance

Having the right technical skills is only half the battle of mastering your career. To be successful, you also need strong interpersonal skills that will help you better manage your career, and those around you. Here we offer some resources to help you grow personally and professionally. 

Use Career Networking to Help your Job Search
Your career network will include most people in your regular, professional network and some additional contacts. The key is to create your career network before you need it. If you wait until you start a job search, you’ll lose valuable time establishing an active career network.

Beating the Age Barrier
The perception amongst many is that people are still being turned down for jobs because they are considered too old. That's why leading recruitment organisation Kelly Services has put together different ways to beat the Age Barrier and succeed at work.

Business Communication Tips
Use this brief checklist of business communication tips to become a better employee. You will benefit in many other areas by using clear communications. Your perception at the workplace will improve, more promotion opportunities will magically appear and your career will accelerate as your reputation as an effective communicator expands.

Dealing with Conflict
Having the right technical skills is only half the battle of mastering your IT career. To be successful, you also need strong interpersonal skills that will help you better manage your career, and those around you. Here we offer some resources to help you grow personally and professionally.

Developing a Personal Business Plan
Do you have a vision of where you want to be but lack the proper roadmap to get you to your ultimate destination? Develop a plan that helps define your objectives, plot the best course of action, and make appropriate choices along the way.

Effective Communication
Communication is a skill that requires much discipline and hard work. But it can be far richer and more meaningful if you apply some simple rules.

Effective Time Management
If you are someone who never seems to have enough time in your life and you feel that you are always chasing your own tail then this simple guide is for you.

Escaping a Job Rut
Stuck in a job going nowhere? Ten sure-fire ways to create some traction and get yourself back on solid ground.

Getting That Job - How to Shine in an Interview
Often, the toughest part of getting any job is likely to be the interview - that moment when you come face to face with a prospective employer and just when you need all the confidence you can muster it seems to completely disappear.

Guide to Effective Customer Communication
With more and more business being done over the telephone and the increasing use of 24 hour professional call centres to handle customer enquiries, knowing how to communicate effectively both face to face and on the telephone is vitally important.

Guide to Flexible Working
Demand for temporary and contract workers continues to rise as flexible working becomes a way of life in many companies. Temporary staff are becoming an integral part of business and the best can expect rich rewards.

How to Manage Stress
The demands of modern life, particularly for those of us in inner city areas, create tensions for us all. It is an occupational hazard.

How to Win at Work
Are your talents being recognised? Are you in a job that is allowing your career to develop? If not, then now is the time to assess your employability, perhaps consider moving jobs and making that all important move up the career ladder.

Leadership Skills
Leadership is about reaching inside to tap the skills and talents, the heart and drive to be all that you can be. Learn the elements of leadership that can help transform your heart, mind and spirit to get people to think, believe, see and do what they might not have without you.

Mastering the First 90 Days in a New Job
You're starting a new job! How you channel your hopes, dreams and doubts in the first 90 days will set the tone and tenor of your tenure with the company. Learn the steps to make the most of your new opportunity.

Returner's Guide To the Workplace
Returning to work after a long break is a major decision. Working out how to balance the different demands of work and home, choosing the right child care and knowing where and how to start on a second career are just some of the challenges which face people returning to work.

Self-Improvement
Each of us is equipped with a number of talents and abilities. It's not what you have under the hood that counts, but rather what you do with what you have that is important and that determines your level of self-fulfillment. Rate yourself and see where you stand.

The Changing Face of the Workplace
Change in the workplace has never been more rapid. There is no 'long term' in today's working environment - the concept is dead. A job for life and gold watch on retirement are quaint traditions of a bygone era. It is predicted that we will no longer have careers but a series of jobs.

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