Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset

Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset

Fixed Mindset: Avoids challengesShys away from things you don't knowUnable to handle criticism and feedbackDoes not carry out any actions without seeking approvalFocused on proving yourselfThreatened by the success of others Gives up easily Growth Mindset: View challenges as opportunitiesAcknowledge and embrace your weaknessesLearn to give and receive constructive criticismIntelligence and talent is dynamic and [...]

How To: Keep Your CV Updated All Year Around

How To: Keep Your CV Updated All Year Around

Keep a list of all your projects, tasks, and responsibilities at every job. Whenever you work on a project, write down the skills that you are using to complete the project. Microsoft OneNote is a useful resource to keep track of the projects you are working on and skills you are developing, whilst they are [...]

Our Brains Need A Break From Virtual Meetings

Our Brains Need A Break From Virtual Meetings

Did you know that our brain operates more effectively when we take breaks? Microsoft researched the impact of back-to-back video call meetings on our stress levels. The results showed that our brain is more calmer with consistent breaks, and stress levels increase when we do not take breaks. Breaks between meetings allow the brain to [...]

How I Found A Graduate Job During The Coronavirus Pandemic & Companies Hiring (Graduates Jobs) 2021

How I Found A Graduate Job During The Coronavirus Pandemic & Companies Hiring (Graduates Jobs) 2021

How has the pandemic impacted the UK Jobs market? August 2020 showed that the Coronavirus lockdown had caused the UK to enter a recession, accompanied with employment falling to its all-time lowest since the 2009 financial crisis. According to the government’s spending review, UK unemployment is expected to rise to 2.6 million by mid of [...]

What are Competency-Based Interviews & How To Best Prepare

What are Competency-Based Interviews & How To Best Prepare

Competency-Based Interviews Competency-based interviews are also known as structural, behavioural or situation interviews, which are designed to assess one or more skills/competencies. Where the interviewer has a list of set questions, each question highlights a specific competency and the answers the interviewee provides will be benchmarked against a set criterion and marked based on this.Competency [...]

Career Spotlights: The Food and Hospitality Industry Featuring Kizzy Thomas

Career Spotlights: The Food and Hospitality Industry Featuring Kizzy Thomas

Career Spotlights is a new segment on this blog, where we will delve into different industries. Today's Career Spotlight focuses on working in the Food and Hospitality industry. I asked a good friend of mine (Kizzy Thomas) some questions about this industry, and I hope today's article informs you! In the comment section below, let [...]

How useful are career interests in identifying a person’s dream job or a candidate’s suitability for an organisation?

How useful are career interests in identifying a person’s dream job or a candidate’s suitability for an organisation?

Career interests are based on Holland’s theory (1985) of the Person-Environment Fit (P-E Fit). This theory explains the extent that a person’s interests are aligned to that of a working environment, a match between the two suggests the career is suitable for the individual. Career interest assessments are used to help candidates identify suitable career [...]