A career change is one of the biggest changes you can go through in life, but one of the most essential if you are unhappy in your work. Whether you make a big change or a small transition, it’s particularly important to make sure you’re ready to take the necessary steps towards a fulfilling career. Before you start to think about what type of work will bring the best out in you, here’s 5 simple steps that you must take to ensure that you don’t give up at the first, second read more..
In order to encourage participation from developing countries, the International Olympic Committee will allow some athletes to compete in the Olympics who would normally not stand a chance of qualifying. Back in 2000 at the Sydney games, a man named Eric Moussambani (later nicknamed Eric the Eel) from the little known African nation of Equatorial Guinea took to the water to compete in the 100m freestyle. I’m not sure what Eric’s previous ‘career’ was, but he had only learnt how to swim 6 months before the games and had never seen a read more..
WOMEN What to wear to a job interview Although a job interview isn’t the place to start experimenting with your style, just because you’re going to an interview doesn’t mean you have to dress frumpishly. Remember though that the more you have going on, the more disorganised you’ll appear, and the less of a good impression you’ll make. So keep it simple, go for unfussy clean lines and try not to draw their attention to anything too eye-catching as you want the interviewer read more..
Starting a new business is exciting and at the same time a bit nerve-wracking because there are so many things that new business owners need to take account of. Getting up to speed on current tax information is particularly important because getting it wrong can be an expensive mistake. Here are a few things that start-up business owners need to remember. Limiting liability The tax rules for self-employed people are much more complex than those for typical employees. Being prepared for this and making sure read more..
In my younger days I used to dismiss horse racing as a sport. What could be easier than having to sit on a horse that does all the hard work? As I’ve become older and just a little bit wiser I’ve begun to appreciate the demands placed on jockeys, both mentally and physically. And that’s before they have a fall. At the age of 18, a sprightly young jockey called Tony McCoy was riding a horse and had a terrible fall. It was one of those sickening ones where read more..
Breaking into a creative industry can be tough, especially when the number of people applying outweighs the number of jobs readily available. It is essential that you stand out from the crowd and show why you should be chosen over your competition. Seize every opportunity that you come across because no matter how small it may seem – it can always lead onto bigger prospects. However, there are a number of ways you can further your chances and secure a role in your chosen profession. 1. Work experience read more..
Interviews can be an overwhelming experience; however the trick is to manage your nerves and just be yourself. Showing you are confident and self-assured is attractive for a prospective employer because it highlights your desire to impress and succeed. If your interviewer detects any doubts they may think you are not suitable for the role. As the creative industry is viewed as a sociable environment it is vital you are friendly, pro-active and self-assured in your capabilities. Positive thinking Your talent and potential was recognised which led you to the interview offer. read more..
There comes a point when most people will want to consider alternatives to being an employee. Working for someone else can sometimes be unrewarding, particularly if there is something else that the worker would prefer to do. One alternative is to become self-employed, but there are many aspects of working for oneself that puts people off. The administration involved can be time consuming, and establishing a new business can be a big risk for those who have not yet made a name for themselves in their field. Why consider an umbrella company? read more..
People of a certain age will remember the BBC show called Superstars, where top athletes from a range of sporting disciplines come together to compete against each other in several different sport competitions such as running, swimming, shooting and cycling. One of the most memorable moments of the series was when the then footballer, Kevin Keegan fell off his bike during the cycling race, suffering several cuts and bruises. If you think that was bad, spare a thought for former world heavyweight boxing champion, Joe Frazier competed read more..