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  • How to communicate effectively at work

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    Communication is a fundamental part of being human, we all do it all the time, consciously and unconsciously. We are constantly transmitting signals, some verbal some unconscious but we’re always letting other people know our moods, our feelings, our thoughts and showing our reactions to the things or events around us. The people who know how best to use these channels are t...

  • How should you handle conflict in the workplace?

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    Conflict in the workplace needs to be managed carefully, but it doesn’t have to be a big problem. In our conflict-averse world it can feel like any disagreement is a bad thing, but conflict is actually a natural part of working with other people. The key is in knowing how to deal with it, and treating it as a learning experience. Conflict management is a key skill to master ...

  • The 10 degrees getting UK graduates the highest paid jobs

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    Life’s too short for regrets so it’s always comforting to know that you made the right call at one of those crucial times in your life. If you chose to study one of the top earning degrees then you can read on with a certain amount of smugness while your housemate with the History of Art degree now looks back and views those trips to the gallery with slightly less rose-tinte...

  • How to answer these 10 tricky interview questions

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    You thought you’d prepared well – done your research, read the right papers, rehearsed your response to the classic questions. But here comes that curve ball and your head is suddenly empty, now the hesitant ‘er’ kicks in – and you’re gone. It’s not personal, of course. Interviewers aren’t trying to catch you out just for fun. It just feels like that. What they’re doing is l...

  • 10 great questions to ask at the end of an interview

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    For many of us the wrap-up is a potential minefield. One minute you’re thinking you’ve done well and you’re relaxed the next your head’s spinning and you’re scrabbling around for something, anything… but what? So what is the etiquette around interviewees asking questions? And if it is OK, how do you know what to ask? Actually, interviewers welcome some comeback from potentia...