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4th June 2019

How to be more confident at work

Many people lack confidence from time to time in the workplace. This could be due to starting a new job, a promotion or simply just a touch of low self-esteem. Confidence can go a long way to helping you reach your full career potential so knowing how to overcome feelings of inadequacy, shyness or self-doubt...

13th May 2019

How to revise successfully 

If you’re in education, then chances are you’re gearing up for the imminent exam season. Whether you’re tackling GCSEs, A-levels or end of year exams the approach should be the same. Early preparation is ideal but it’s never too late to make a start, so if you’re behind with revision then don’t panic. Here are...

3rd May 2019

How to Develop Transferable Skills

In today’s job market, it is likely that you will experience different roles and working environments throughout your lifetime. To reach your full potential it pays to be flexible and adaptable, especially if you’re looking at a change in career. A good way to start is by recognising your transferable skills, nidirect has the following...

29th April 2019

How to Handle Interview Questions 

Interview situations will differ from company to company, but there are a few generic questions you can expect and prepare for. Thinking through these in advance will help to ease nerves on the day and allow you to answer with confidence. Question: Tell me about yourself This is a very common interview question and it...

9th April 2019

How to create a professional CV

A CV is your chance to show an employer you have the skills and experience needed for a role. However, the way you present your CV can have a huge impact on whether your CV is even read, let alone gets you an interview. DO Construct your CV with your prospective employer in mind. Look...

5th December 2018

How not to behave during your office Christmas party

You may be more concerned about whether the dress code should be ‘Christmas jumper’, or what time the bar closes. However, the aftermath of the office Christmas party can have a serious and lasting impact. Below are some interesting legal cases that provide helpful hints on how not to act during the festive period: Social...

23rd November 2018

How to… pass winter exams

With end-of-year exams looming now is the time to knuckle down to revision. These winning revision tips will get you off to a flying start and ensure you use your time productively. Gather all your notes in one space A lot of time wasting occurs when you’re busy sourcing the material you need to study....

29th October 2018

How to… be a good interviewee

A job interview is the first chance you have to make an impression with your prospective employer and it’s one you don’t want to mess up. Nerves can often lead to honest mistakes during interviews but it’s also important you don’t let bad habits ruin your chances of landing that dream job. Don’t fidget Try...

22nd October 2018

How to… choose a career

Whether you are looking for your first job or want to change career, you should understand what type of person you are and what you want from your work and life. Spend time getting to know yourself and research different opportunities to help make the best decision for you. The Careers Service at www.nidirect.gov.uk offers...

15th October 2018

How to… answer unexpected interview questions

Interviewers often throw in a trick or unexpected question to try and catch you unaware. Quite often there is no right or wrong answer but rather they are trying to gauge your ability to think on your feet. If you were given a box of 10 pencils can you list 10 things that you could...

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