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      PA Life Online Courses: Now available to entire companies

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      Did you know that PA Life’s awesome CPD-certified Online Courses are now available in the form of corporate bundle packages? It’s a great way to enable multiple employees within an organisation to improve their skills! Specially curated by an expert team, there are more than 100s of courses available to help develop your career – […]

      Did you realise your childhood career path? Two in three of us don’t

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      Just one in three Brits is working in the field they dreamt of when they were children. A poll of 2,000 employed adults found that after spending their early years wanting to be a teacher, doctor or train driver, just under a third saw their dream become a reality. In fact, more than half of those polled […]

      Tips for a successful career change in 2020

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      If the New Year saw you resolve to step up the career ladder – or even consider something completely different, read on for some useful advice for anyone, no matter what your circumstance… According to the latest YouGov data, over a fifth (22 per cent) of Brits said they were likely to be on the […]

      Working hours and salary main career change considerations

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      A YouGov survey of 2,000 adults has found that while money is predictably the biggest motivator behind moving jobs (64%), over half of the respondents cited working hours as an important factor (55%). In line with National Careers Week (w/c 2nd March), The Oxford Open Learning Trust commissioned the survey to explore the major motivations […]

      50% of women avoid asking for a pay rise

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      2019 UK wages saw the fastest rise in just over a decade, increasing by 3.9% in just three months, but research collated by Instant Offices reveals that women are still less likely to ask for a pay rise as less than half (43%) often feel ‘uncomfortable’ doing so.  One-third of women state they believe they are over qualified […]

      Upskill and level up your career in 2020

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      New research from recruitment specialist Hays has highlighted a big skills gap for employers looking to recruit PAs & EAs – PA Life’s Online Courses will ensure you’re fully equipped… Did you know that skills shortages are still rife for employers of PAs and EAs? According to new research by recruitment specialist Hays, more than […]

      79% of women regularly lack confidence at work

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      70% of people admit to regularly lacking confidence in themselves when it comes to their careers and speaking up at work. According to research by My Confidence Matters, this lack of confidence is seen across the board, regardless of industry sector, size of business or job title. However, there was a notable disparity between men and […]

      Make or break: Should you take a career gap?

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      Taking a hiatus from their current career provides employees with the chance to explore new opportunities. Emily Bain, MD of PA recruitment agency Bain and Gray, reveals why you shouldn’t be afraid to take time out… More and more people are considering a career break or a gap year in a bid to escape the […]

      MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH: Careers a top cause of stress among under-25s

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      According to a study by UK Youth, young adults, aged 18-25 spend more than six hours a day ‘stressed out’, but 1 in 10 feel they have no one to discuss their concerns with. Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Month this October, Fresh Student Living has delved into the factors causing stress among young people, including the most stressful careers. […]

      8 signs you’re mentally prepared for promotion

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      Do you spend your commutes dreaming of the corner office? Do you take the stairs rattling off a list of your key skills and qualities? No matter where you work, at some point or another, nearly all of us want to progress in our careers.   It can be easy to know if you’re ready from […]