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Five simple steps to supercharge your career

Advancing your career and moving through the ranks into your ideal job requires commitment and dedication. If you’re scratching your head wondering how to get started it’s worth sitting down to create a high-level plan to identify tactics for success. We’ve put together five key tips to help you on your way. Get your personal…

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Help, I have a personality clash with my manager!

There are few things in the working world more challenging than when you have a personality clash with your manager. We asked career coach Rachel Hill for her take on this all-too-common problem. When people say they have a personality clash with their manager, they mean that they don’t get along with them for some…

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Eight steps to successful job hunting

Job hunting can be a daunting process, especially if you’re contemplating leaving a company where you’ve worked for a significant amount of time. For some, job hunting is an art form that they’ve carefully mastered, and for others, it can be overwhelming. If you’re struggling to get started or you want a handy guide to…

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Weighing up a resignation – Should I stay or should I go?

If you’re considering resigning from your job, it’s important to make sure you’ve thought it through. Perhaps you’re feeling underappreciated or want to take the next step in your career. Maybe you’re crunching numbers when what you really want to do is help people. Whatever the reason, it’s sensible to work towards a decision by…

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3 Steps to becoming a manager

People seeking our services frequently ask us this question, so we put it to career coach Rachel Hill, who has helped hundreds of people get more out of their working life. Wishing to progress at work is a natural desire for many in the workplace, but it can often seem out of reach. You may…

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Six steps for successful interviewing

Are you a well-practised interviewee or a newbie on the hunt for your first job?  Whatever the case, preparing for an interview well in advance will ensure you have the best chance of success. Nerve wracking it may well be – but knowing your stuff will help calm the nerves and ensure there are no…

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Why dressing for success matters

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘dress for the job you want, not for the job you have?’ The idea is that dressing well leads to more opportunities as you come across as more professional and confident. That’s not saying you have to wear something super formal or go OTT with designer clothes at work….

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What to wear to work in Summer

Warmer days are here again and navigating workwear to suit soaring temperatures while also maintaining a professional appearance can be a bit tricky. Knowing what to wear can make all the difference between looking and feeling good or coming across as not quite appropriate for the workplace. In Summer (in fact in most seasons) it’s…

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Eight Ways to Successfully Work Remotely

Here are some of our top tips for working effectively from home…   Maintain regular hours Having set hours indicating when to start and when to stop working can help us maintain a healthy work/home life balance when the environmental distinctions between these two are no longer there. Having a clear morning and evening routine…

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Cover letters – yes or no?

Do people still read cover letters? Are they relevant today or a tradition from the past? At Eclipse, we believe there is a place for cover letters. We discuss the role they play as a part of our recruitment process. Cover letters made a lot of sense many years ago when CVs were printed and…

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