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How to put you best self forward in 2021

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After what we might all be able to agree has been a year unlike any other, and as we look forward to what 2021 might hold, now might be the time to consider developing a new skill, looking for a change in direction, or creating something new for yourself and your loved ones. More than […]

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How can LinkedIn help you get the graduate job you want?

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At this time of year, students across the country are awaiting their graduation ceremonies with impatience. But once you have got that all-important certificate, how are you going to take the next step to acquiring your dream graduate job? Recent studies suggest that 73% of all recruitment happens on social media, and 79% of that […]

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Tips for coping with exam stress with mindfulness

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It is that time of year when nerve-wracked students across the country will sit exams that will play some part in defining their future. The stakes may be high, but there is no need to panic. Studies have demonstrated that students who practice mindfulness in the run up to their exams (and even in the […]

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5 mindful ways to nail a presentation

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Do you love or loathe the prospect of giving a presentation? Quite interestingly, you may be in the minority if you love presentations as research suggests that most people experience varying levels of anxiety when faced with such a task. There could be a proverbial pot of gold at the other side of a presentation […]

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How much does plagiarism really cost?

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It is fair to say that plagiarism – by which we mean copying someone else’s work or idea and passing it off as your own without proper attribution – is generally frowned upon and its consequences can be quite severe. We doubt that anyone can say for certain how much plagiarism costs, though some reported […]

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How to avoid repetition in writing

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One of the biggest telltale signs of weak writing is using the same words again and again. When reading a piece, especially out loud, it really sticks out like a sore thumb if the same words and phrases appear repeatedly, but how can you keep this to an absolute minimum? Use synonyms Today happens to […]

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Why do New Year’s resolutions fail?

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The turn of the year offers us a chance to change our lives for the better. Whether it’s to lose weight, be more productive or learn a new skill, we tend to set ourselves these goals when the melee of Christmas winds down and January begins. However, it’s often said that 80% of New Year’s […]

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Five steps to working from home without going crazy

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If you tell somebody with a 9-to-5 office job that you work from home, they will usually go green with envy. They assume it’s all a big skive, and they hear the word ‘home’ rather than the word ‘work’. Of course, there are obvious advantages to working at home, but many people find it a […]

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Seven ways to beat blank page syndrome

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Writing can be a lot like building a house or cooking a meal. Once you’re some way into the task, it’s not too difficult to add to it, but it can be hard to get going if there’s literally nothing in front of you. ‘Blank page syndrome’ is the name given for the struggle many […]

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You’ve got an exam in 10 minutes – what do you do?

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Everybody has a slightly different technique of preparing for an exam. You might be someone who regularly reviews their material over the course of a year or more, or you may be the type who prefers to put in a big revision session here and there. Either way, the day will eventually come when the […]

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