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Early career lecturers may find it difficult to take a proactive approach to the curriculum in their subject area, particularly if they have inherited modules, find themselves co-teaching on group modules, or have encountered opposition...

Piirus absorbed by

On October 31st 2017 Piirus was absorbed by the sector leading global, where we will continue to provide thought leading content, bringing you research and articles alongside our blogs and social media activity. This decision...

Monday motivation: determining your values

There are many reasons you might enjoy (or not enjoy) your current job, but if you are dragging yourself out of bed on a Monday morning it could be that you are not working in an environment that is in tune with your values. When you are...

Balancing a Professional Career and Academic Profile

Whether you hope to pursue an academic career in the future or simply wish to remain connected to your subject area, this article investigates the various possibilities available to academics working outside the ivory tower of academia.

4 Steps To Networking Success

Careers advisers the world over will tell you that networking can be one of the best ways to make connections, unearth hidden jobs or advance your career. What we often don't tell you is how to actually do it.

What to do if you've got a 2:2!

If you're reading this you're probably either worried about getting a dreaded Desmond or you've already got one. Either way I want to make this totally clear, if you have a 2:2, don't panic.

Everything You Need To Know About Working In Careers Advice

It might not be a job you’ve ever given any thought to. Your experience of careers advice may have been a short interview in a drab school office with the only choices on offer being administration or construction. But careers advice has...

The Skill of Selling Skills

We careers advisers tend to trade in skills. Being able to identify, articulate and sell your own skills is an essential, well, skill! Especially when it comes to moving beyond your own field of work, or area of expertise. This is never...

Once You've Graduated It's Already Too Late !

OK, I admit it, I wrote that title to get you to click but in reality the statement isn’t far from the truth. That’s why I was compelled to put this article together, to explore the concept of graduate employability. By the end of this...

Making The Most Of An Internship

Are you thinking of doing an internship, either during or after your degree? Or perhaps you already have one lined up? Here are some recommendations for making the most of your time as an intern.

How to Use LinkedIn to Full Advantage

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Choosing Further Study and Professional Qualifications

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Making The Decision To Go Freelance!

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Being SMART when Creating your Career Plan!

In careers guidance we often talk about goal setting and developing a plan to help you to reach your goal. Planning can be a great way to explore the different avenues for achieving your goal, choosing the best strategy, as well as...

Salary Negotiation

When it comes to money, it’s fair to say that many of us prefer not to talk about it. Whether it’s how much you’re being paid, or negotiating a better wage, it’s common to feel a little uncomfortable.

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The word “careers” is often misunderstood and laboured in a universe of constant change and considered something one “should have”, thrown in with a variety of unexpected “pit stop” life changes!

10 Point Careers MOT

Most of us spend more time maintaining our car than we do our career. Take our 10 Point Careers MOT to find out if your career is coasting along or motoring ahead.

Career Interests Quiz

Whether you are looking for a new job or want to reinvigorate your current role, reflecting on your skills and expertise will help you identify your own personal priorities at this stage of your career. Ask yourself these 11 questions...

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Everyone knows, in theory at least, about the importance of maintaining a balance between one’s working life and everything that happens beyond that. With increasingly advanced technologies, it is becoming easier than ever to take work...

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As we recover from the excesses of the holiday season, or return to our desks refreshed and invigorated, the New Year period is the perfect time to make career plans and to think about changing our work life for the better.

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