Navigating Difficult Job Markets

At the moment it might be harder to find a job than usual; the current economic climate, and the fact that it is approaching Christmas, can typically mean that there are fewer jobs than usual available. How do you approach finding a job in these circumstances? Don't panic. It might feel like you have to put yourself forward for every job opportunity and find a job ASAP. While it is of course important to have a job, if you do not focus on yourself and what…

How to Ask for a Payrise

It is always a difficult conversation to have with your boss when you want to ask for a payrise. However, it doesn't need to be awkward and there are lots of tips you can follow to help make the conversation easier, and to give you a better chance of success as well. Be matter of fact. Whilst it doesn't help to be deemed demanding or ungrateful, it does help to be straight talking. Explain clearly what you want. Tell them why you deserve it. Go into…