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Work for yourself - get your small business online
Using the internet to your own advantage is one of the most important lessons to learn in your professional life... especially if you work for yourself or have started a small business.
How to deal with redundancy
Redundancy can seem like a pretty scary word, one that no-one wants to hear. But unfortunately in this financial and economic climate, redundancy is a word that a lot of us might hear.
Job hunting
Looking for a job isn't easy, especially in the current job market. But are you looking in the right places? There are opportunities out there and you need to persevere, be organised and know how to unearth them...
Managing money
Money can't buy you happiness but it can definitely contribute! It's important to know how to manage your money, bills, everyday and unexpected expenses. Here's our guide to avoiding that end-of-the-month panic...
Being a working mum
It can be difficult to get the work-life balance right when you're a working mum. Here are some tips to help you cope.
When to say 'no'
It's not easy to say no to your boss, kids, neighbours and the rest, and we often end up saying 'yes' when we want to say 'no' but don't know how to. Here's some advice to help you resist!
Changing your name | How to change your name
If you're thinking of changing your name and you want to know how it's done then our 'how to change your name' guide will help you get to grips with it all.
Job interviews
Job interviews are crucial and also cause a great deal of apprehension. They should be carefully prepared for and never improvised! From preparing for questions to how to act, here's our advice to help you have the best chance of success...
Fair trade
The term 'fair trade' has been around for several years now: fair trade coffee, clothing, bananas, etc... most of us know a bit about the products but not a lot about the principles of this new way of trading...
Dreams About Money
Our dreams tell us a lot about our desires, even unconfessed ones. Some leave their mark and their images can be interpreted, including the notion of money, which has different meanings according to the context...
Controlling your moods
Bust-up with your other half? Call from the banker? Stuck in traffic again? It’s not easy to keep your cool in these types of situations, but you need to learn how to control your moods, especially in the world of work...
How to manage conflict at work
Stress, misunderstanding, disagreement, different points of view, rivalry...tension in the workplace is pretty common! Before a situation gets out of control, it’s important to try and diffuse the crisis...
Writing a good CV
Your CV is the first thing a potential employer will look at. If you want to get an interview you need to make it look good! Here’s how to make your CV look as appealing as possible.
Time management at work
E-mails popping up all the time, the phone ringing non-stop and meetings cramming up your diary? Worried you won’t be able to meet your deadlines? The only solution is to get organised. Here’s some advice to keep from getting snowed under...
20 eco-friendly tips to help save the planet
Freak weather, floods, bad air quality and animal extinction are affecting us more and more, as are governmental campaigns to save the planet. Even the corporate world has jumped on the bandwagon by offering us eco-friendly cars and other products...
Getting a mortgage | a quick guide to getting a mortgage
If you are thinking about getting a mortgage as a first time buyer but are not sure where to start, let us take you through what you need to know. From deposits to credit rating and finding that dream home, there’s a lot to think about before you sign on the dotted line...
Registering and voting: everything you need to know
The general election is fast approaching, and 20 April (Tuesday) is the last day to register if you want to vote on 6 May. Not sure how to do register? Can’t remember whether you’re registered or not? Or just not sure how to vote? Read on...
How to successfully negotiate a pay rise
Do you feel underpaid? If so, now is the time to bring up the question of a pay rise. With our tips, you will be perfectly equipped for the negotiation!
Sexual harassment
According to a study from the European commission, 30% of working women are victims of sexual harassment in Europe. Sexual harassment is serious and widespread but often misunderstood and difficult to define...
Varying tasks, taking regular breaks – you've heard it all before, but did you know that this type of sensible advice comes from chronopsychology? Chronopsychology is a type of therapy that helps us to work better and avoid burnout...
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