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Question – Should I prioritise personability over qualifications?

Question – Should I prioritise personability over qualifications?

Wondering which qualities you need to focus on when looking for work, or just eager to make employment as smooth as possible? Our career coach gives some advice. Question: What’s more important, qualifications or being personable? Lucy, London  What a great question. Do you need qualifications? Some jobs very explicitly require qualifications. Think of pilots, doctors, scientists, accountants, or lawyers. In these jobs, you can’t make up for a lack of qualifications with...

By Oxford, UK
Question – How do I learn my strengths and weakness in a field?

Question – How do I learn my strengths and weakness in a field?

Wondering how to determine which specific parts of an industry you’re best in? Our career coach gives some advice on how to work out where you fit in a workplace. Question: When you have little professional experience, how can you figure out what your strengths and weaknesses are in a particular sector? It’s a great question and a really important one for people who are just starting out. Here are some ideas. Figuring...

By Oxford, UK
Question – Should I prioritise values over career advancement?

Question – Should I prioritise values over career advancement?

Our career coach gives some advice on whether you should prioritise company values or career prospects when choosing a place of work. Question: How important is it to work for a business that shares my values, vs. one that will advance my career?  My take is that it’s more important to work for a business that shares your values, for three reasons: It’ll be hard to maintain your motivation working for...

By Oxford, UK
Squid Game crypto currency scam shows the pitfalls of investing

Squid Game crypto currency scam shows the pitfalls of investing

A digital token based on the hit Netflix show Squid Game has lost 99.9% of its value overnight in a move experts are calling a ‘scam’. It is an example of the potential dangers of digital investment, which continues to grow in popularity with Gen Z. I’m sure that you’ve watched the hit Netflix series Squid Game by now, a fictional drama that sees 600 financially desperate people compete against...

By London, UK