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What is networking — and how do I do it?

You might not realise it, but you’re already part of quite a few networks. You have a friendship network, a family network, and maybe a society or sports team that you’re part of. And let’s...  

Functional skills qualifications: What are they?

Functional skills qualifications give you knowledge and skills in maths, English and ICT which you can apply to real-life situations in work, study and your personal life. If you’re thinking about...  

Adapt to survive: how being adaptable can help you at work

You probably don’t need us to tell you that the world is moving along at a really fast rate – everything from technology to politics is changing all the time. That affects workplaces too. It...  

How to improve your leadership skills for work

A recent survey showed that employers rate leadership skills among the top skills they look for but which graduates lack. If you’re scratching your head wondering how on earth you can improve your...  

How to use your initiative at work

You’ve probably heard a lot about initiative – in fact, it’s become a bit of a buzzword lately. It’s also one of those terms that can be quite hard to pin down. This is a bit of...  

How to improve your people skills for work

Of course it’s important that you have the practical and technical skills needed for your chosen career. But what employers also look for are good people skills, essentially meaning how well you...  

Why negotiation is important at work and how to do it

Good negotiation skills can help you in so many situations in life – not least at work. Employers look for people who can get what they want without hurting other people’s feelings. It’s...  

How to Improve Your Lateral Thinking Skills For Work

Lateral thinking means taking a creative approach to a problem or challenge. It's a great skill to have at work.  Here we'll talk you through what the ability is, and give some examples of lateral...  

What Skills Do I Have? A List of Skills for the Workplace

When it comes to applying for jobs, or writing a CV, you'll likely be faced with the challenge of outlining your skills. Listing them all can be tough, especially if you've never had to think about them...  

What Are Transferable Skills And How Can They Help My Career?

Transferable skills are abilities that you can use in any job. You might develop skills in one environment, such as work experience, that can then be used in another setting - like a full-time job. Right...