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Month: January 2017

Why setting goals shouldn’t just be for January

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

It’s New Year’s resolution time. Chances are you’ve set yourself a goal this year to get fit, read more books, save money, see more of your family or learn a new skill. The New Year is seen as the perfect opportunity to open a new chapter in your life. It symbolises fresh beginnings and hope [Read more…]

The ultimate apps for running a small business

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

We’ve got the rundown of our favourite apps that help you to stay ahead of your finances, team communication, task management and more in 2017. Top app for marketing AdWords – Google AdWords gets your business seen by the right people. It places your ads precisely when your target audience are searching for businesses like [Read more…]

How important are first impressions in an interview?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

First impressions are infinitely important at an interview. Research has shown that it can take less than a second for a person to form an opinion of you based on your physical appearance, body language, attitude, clothes and mannerisms. Human beings have evolved to make huge assumptions about one another’s health, success, intelligence, competence, trustworthiness, [Read more…]

Easy networking tips to try immediately

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Not everyone finds it easy to walk into a crowded room and introduce themselves to strangers. Nor does everyone understand how to navigate their way around an online business social network without making an etiquette faux pas. If you’re one of these people who finds the whole business of networking a bit overwhelming and more [Read more…]

CV clichés and how to avoid them

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Clichéd phrases are a great way to see your CV get tossed aside, no matter how qualified you are for the job. Your recruiter or potential employer sees loads of CVs over the course of the hiring process. “The minimum number of CVs that a recruiter will receive for a UK vacancy is 54,” say [Read more…]

Being a mature student – benefits and advice

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

If you’re worried about fitting in with your classmates as a mature student at college, or coping with returning to study, don’t be. Being a mature student comes with some huge advantages. Here’s what you need to know. You’re not alone Around a third of students in the UK are ‘mature’ and this certainly doesn’t [Read more…]

8 easy tips to get active in your lunch break

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Life gets in the way of exercising, and that’s okay. We’ve all got other priorities that mean hitting the gym before or after work isn’t always number one on the list. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use your lunch break. Fit your workout style in with the time you have If you’ve only got [Read more…]

Over 100 adult courses starting in the new year

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Between January and March, Lewisham Southwark College have over 100 courses starting – so you can start the New Year with something exciting to look forward to! The courses are from a wide range of subjects – including art, fashion, construction, music, business, dance, and health and social care…just to name a few. Our courses [Read more…]