How to find out if you’re being paid what you’re worth

Your next one-to-one with your line manager is coming up soon. Is it time to negotiate a pay rise? Or maybe you're considering a career change or have just been offered an exciting new role and would like to know how much you should expect. How do you know if you're being paid what [...]

Career change – 4 tips to prepare for your next job interview

You’re looking for a career change. You have your eyes on a role that looks perfect for you and you've managed to land an interview. There's only one person standing between you and your dream job now - the interviewer. How are you going to convince them that you're the right person to hire, [...]

How to Easily Improve Your IT Skills For Your Career

  Technology doesn’t stand still – the pace of change is faster than ever. So what do you do when it’s left you behind? What do you need to look out for when you’ve taken a career break, or you’re gearing up for a modern working environment? Sylvie Garvey runs Computer Fitness, an IT [...]

Want to Get More Done at Work? Try Using These 7 Simple Steps

Do you feel like you’ve been busy at work all day but haven’t achieved as much as you want to? Or maybe you feel that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done at work. These 7 tips will help you be more productive at work. 1. Set yourself goals [...]

Boost Your Career by Understanding Your Strengths

What are strengths? Do you find it hard to talk about what your strengths are? Is it because it’s too embarrassing to sing your own praises (we’re British after all)? Or is it because you’re not sure what they are? Perhaps you have an awareness of ‘being good with people’, or ‘good with numbers’ [...]

How to Prepare for a Competency Based Interview

If you have a job interview coming up, there is a strong chance that part of it will include  competency based questions. Competencies are skills, knowledge or behaviours that you have and that you can apply at work to be successful in a role. The most popular competencies that are assessed in competency based [...]

How to Answer the Two Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions

“Why do you want to work here?” and “what do you know about this company?” are two of the most common questions you will be asked in a job interview. Use the seven steps below to boost your knowledge and insights about the company, so that you can show the interviewers why you are [...]