A survey of 2,000 adults uncovered attitudes towards the idea of fate, and how much we believe in a preordained path in our lives. And some 73 per cent of those surveyed said they believe in fate as a force acting on events in their future. Surprisingly, 22 per cent have made a big life […]
Is fate or destiny dictating your future?
These are the skills employers are looking for…
Basic numeracy and literacy and IT skills are viewed as more important by employers than technical or sales techniques according to new research by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. More than 500 business leaders across London were asked whether they valued certain skills and the most important was basic numeracy (92 per cent) followed […]
When should you switch jobs? Here’s the answer
New research has revealed the optimum length of time for executives to stay in each role on the career ladder, which can accelerate the speed of developing leaders by 25 to 30 per cent. In her new book ‘Accelerated Leadership Development – How to Turn Your Top Talent Into Leaders’, published this week (Kogan Page), […]
Fake it to make it – How confidence can boost your career
It’s probably not earth-shattering news, but a new study has underlined the assertion that confidence is key to professional success. ‘What would Madonna/Beyonce/Taylor Swift do’ is a winning tactic here at PA Life, but the impact on style on career development is the focus of the research by personal styling service Trunk Club. The study […]
Top 10 tips to ace your next job interview
Job interviews are an often daunting experience, but with the right planning and preparation they can be turned into a much smoother process, helping allay any nerves along the way. Workplace experts LondonOffices.com has compiled a list of the top 10 things to help university graduates and jobseekers ace any interview and help land that dream […]
One in three employers won’t hire a transgender candidate
A new report has revealed a strong prejudice among UK companies, with one in three admitting they are less likely to hire a transgender worker and 43 per cent ‘unsure’. The survey identified the retail sector as having the highest number (47 per cent) of businesses unlikely to employ a transgender, followed by IT (45 […]
Thinking of a career break? It could cost you £60k
Brits taking a career break could lose as much as £1,300 off their annual salary over the course of an average 47 year career, costing more than £60,000, according to new research from Adzuna. The data – collated by the job site in June 2018 by analysing 406,011 CVs – takes into account all types of career breaks, […]
Are you looking for a Posh new job?
If you fancy a job change, there’s still time for you to apply to be Victoria Beckham’s PA. The job is still listed on the Victoria Beckham website, with the position being based in Battersea. No salary is listed and, unsurprisingly, ‘discretion and confidentiality’ is listed as a must. Other duties include: • Ensure NDAs are […]