Making Money Online – A Few Ways that Can Work for Anyone

A job doesn’t need to be 9 to 5 anymore, or restricted to an office or city. Technology has opened up different avenues which offers flexibility to work from anywhere. From creating quality and sticky content to affiliate marketing and hosting a channel on YouTube,...

The top 5 IT CV must-dos to get yours noticed

Content CWJobs  suggests when providing personal details, just include the basics such as your name, address, contact details, email and the URL to your website/blog if you have one. Place your key skills in a prominent position and bullet point them so that they can...

Inspirational Women in History: Elizabeth Taylor

These are stories of Inspirational  Women in History. You can view them all here. ‘I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage.’ Look up ‘survivor’ in the dictionary and you may well see Elizabeth Taylor glancing proudly up at you, under the weight of some...

How Social Relationships Impact Professional Success

Do you remember when you were young how simple it was to find a best friend? I remember around the 3rd or 4th grade – my teacher randomly assigned me a seat behind a girl in class whose name was also Denise. Naturally, it was love at first name. Of course, that was...

How to create an awesome video CV

In today’s highly competitive employment market, job seekers are constantly looking for new ways to stand out from the crowd and grab the attention of a potential employer. Gone are the days when hiring managers relied solely on a 2-page formulaic CV. Today, many new...

Generating New Career Ideas

Start At The Beginning When you’re considering a career change the very best starting point I can suggest is for you to begin to capture all your career ideas in one place. Let’s call it an Ideas Bank. One possibility is a folder which you just keep everything in. You...

How to prevent a Cyber Attack at work

It seems like there’s news of a cyber attack every day. From retailers to credit reporting bureaus and even identity theft monitoring companies, no company appears to be immune from cyber attacks’ devastating financial and brand impact.  Is your company ready for a...

Video Interviews – Dos and Don’ts

Employers lose 10 working days on average per year on interviews, according to recent research by Cammio. The survey conducted on more than 500 recruiters revealed the impact of out-of-date recruitment processes on businesses meant, on average, 16% of the working week...

Looking for a job as a Personal Assistant?

Look behind any successful entrepreneur and you’ll find a PA. Known for being exceptionally organised, highly efficient and able to add value by freeing up their boss’ time, good personal assistants are hard to come by. So how do you become a PA? A job as a PA can be...

7 telemarketing tips – how to become a pro

Telemarketers may get a bad rap, but they are actually an instrumental part of a company’s success. They can help a business build their lead base and increase sales. If you're interested in entering the sales field, a telemarketing job is a good place to start,...

Women in science: why female mentors matter in engineering

It’s no secret that of all the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) specialisms, the engineering industry has the biggest diversity problem. Just nine per cent of the UK’s engineers are female, and a disappointing six per cent of those in professional...

5 Tips for Managing Change within Your Team

Change is both challenging and exciting. Any company that is serious about growth goes through periods of change. Those that come out on top are the ones who can guide their teams into the future and towards success. This article guides you through five ways to...

How to Transform Your Hobby into a Successful Business

It was Confucius who once said: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. And how right he was! Monetizing hobbies has become a trend over the past couple of years, and it’s hard to deny how brilliant this idea was. Just think about...

Why Workforce Planning is Important to Your Business

Wikipedia offers this definition: Workforce planning is a continual process used to align the needs and priorities of the organization with those of its workforce to ensure it can meet its legislative, regulatory, service and production requirements and organizational...

Inspirational Women in History: Emmeline Pankhurst

These are stories of Inspirational  Women in History. You can view them all here. ‘Trust in God – she will provide.’  As synonymous with women’s suffrage as the word ‘suffrage’ itself, in 1999 Time magazine named Emmeline Pankhurst one of the 100 Most Important People...

Time Management is Dead in an Attention Economy

We live in an era of information overload. We’re constantly bombarded with information via email, smartphones, television, radio, social media, internet, and advertising. The scarcest resource we have is not our time, but our attention. To be highly productive in a...

Top Tips to Impress during a Group Interview

When searching for a job it is likely you will have to attend a group interview. If you know you’re facing a group interview, learning more about what you can expect is a good idea. The dynamics of a group interview are different: how you work with others, what role...

Women Need to Be Risk Aware Entrepreneurs

Are you planning to start a business? If so, it’s critical to understand how to assess business risks before committing to a new venture. Every business has associated risks. Successfully managing risks can reduce up to 90% of problems in business projects. As a new...

How to talk to your boss (when the questions get tricky)

Landing a job doesn't mean your days of navigating difficult questions are over. You should be prepared to handle uncomfortable queries, an especially tricky feat when it’s coming from your boss. You may face one or more of these awkward questions at some point in...

How to identify your strengths and weaknesses

Whether you’re interviewing for a director position of a top bank or a delivery driver for your local takeaway, the question ‘what are your strengths and weaknesses?’ will always crop up. It’s a simple question, but requires a complex answer. Interviewers are...

Jobs in the media

The media industry is one of the hardest sectors to make it in. Publishing, magazines, newspapers, TV and now the digital arena – it’s an exciting place to work. The reality, however, is far from the glitz and glamour people assume it to be. It’s challenging work and...

5 Ways New Tech is Transforming Employees into Influencers

CMOs must adapt to a modern marketing environment that has changed dramatically through new technologies and channels. Part of this transformation includes acknowledging marketing expertise, competencies, and capabilities around the workforce. For CMOs, the new...

FREE IT Sessions available in Eastbourne

The Drop-Ins are hosted by Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC, local community company that is helping to improve both IT and life skills for women to help them get into work, as well as helping social entrepreneurs start their own business and small...

Climbing the Career Ladder as a Female

Some women aren’t satisfied working in lower-level roles. While there is nothing wrong with working these jobs, striving for more is always a great idea. However, some experts believe that women face more difficulties than men when it comes to reaching the executive...

How to Use an Online Portfolio to Find a Job

  If you’ve ever had an artistic or creative type for a friend or loved one, you have probably experienced the awe and wonder that is “the portfolio.”  You know what we’re talking about.  That mystical binder, website, blog or online launching pad that contains the...

15 Tested & Practical Tips from Women in Project Management

Here are 15 practical tips from our community of amazing women, all tested and proven by the women themselves. Can you make these work in your projects and career? I hope so, as we #PressForProgress.   #1: Book Virtual Meetings on a Schedule Sofia Hess says: Virtual...

Platform Businesses Founded by Women are Shaking Things Up

Despite the fact that women make up half of the world’s population, they don’t comprise half of the workforce, particularly when it comes to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based businesses and startups. This stat could be written off as an...

Pay Rise Tips – Advice to help you achieve success

Not being paid what you think your worth? Feeling you’ve done enough to earn yourself a raise? Asking for a pay rise affects everyone from time to time. It can be difficult, and many people feel uncomfortable asking. Simple planning and keeping control makes a big...

Advice for mature workers in their job search

World-famous chef Julia Child didn’t make her debut on “The French Chef” until the age of 51, Laura Ingalls Wilder (of “Little House on the Prairie” fame) published her first book at age 65, and the late actor John Mahoney was 53 when he landed the role that would...

The women fighting prejudice in the fashion industry

Daisy Walker became a photographer to try and change the way women are viewed in fashion. Now she's part of a growing campaign to get people sharing their experiences of abuse in the industry, through her group Women in Fashion. "It really is dog-eat-dog in that...

Tough Interview Questions to Prepare For

The job of any good interviewer is two fold. First, it’s the interviewer’s job to sell you on the job and the company. Second and most important, it’s their job to protect the company and existing employees from a “bad” co worker. The easiest way to do this, is to...

Interview Preparation

The key to success in any interview is preparation. The hiring manager has taken the time to read your resume and even possible research you. The least you can do is show similar respect by researching the company you’ll be interviewing with. If you have time, it is...

Working Abroad: The World ‘Could Be’ Your Oyster

Looking for a challenging experience where you can immerse yourself in another culture? Interested in working overseas? In the current economic turmoil, the mood around the world is mixed. But whether you’re struggling to find a job or you’re ready to take the next...

Secure Your Company with These 7 Tips

Today, since almost all of a company’s assets and valuables are in a form of a data, company owners often make a mistake and ignore the importance and value of basic physical security. Instead, they put all of their efforts in securing the data with software-based...

6 tips for landing a summer job

If you’re in the market for a summer job, your prospects are looking hot. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 41 percent of employers plan to hire seasonal workers for the summer. The vast majority (88 percent) expect to transition some summer hires into...

Get Ready for the Big Interview

Congratulations, your hard work has paid off. You have been chosen by a company to go to the next round. Now it’s time to get ready for the big interview. If it’s been a while since you’ve interviewed for a job, this handy check list will help you be successful in...

How to Network Through Facebook to Get a Job

  Social media aficionados know that not all websites, blogs and networking boards are created equal.  LinkedIn is the spot for the professional crowd looking to promote their careers, Instagram is the place for selfies with your BAE and MySpace…well let’s just say...

Application forms – what employers want

You’ve stumbled across a fantastic job opportunity but there’s a form to fill in before the company will even consider meeting you. It’s several pages long, the questions are dauntingly open and the blank spaces for your answers are gaping. Do not be deterred! If you...

Connect with the Interviewer

One of the biggest advantageous of an interview, is that it gives you an opportunity to form a connection with the interviewer. That connection will make it harder for the interviewer to pass you up when making the final decision to hire. Building a personal...

Tips for Female Business Owners on Ending Workplace Toxicity

A toxic environment is a business owner’s worst nightmare and causes employee morale to dip quite a bit. Toxic environments in the office can also mean that your employees lose the motivation to get their work done, which means your office’s to-do list isn’t completed...

Want to be a Green Collar Worker?

If you’re on the lookout for a new job, have you considered the green sector? With the world’s green economy worth £3,000 billion a year and growing fast, this is the ideal time to become a green collar worker. But how do you get a job in this rapidly growing...

The Top 5 Benefits of a Live Chat Platform

Customer support is one of the most important aspects of running a business without a doubt, but a lot of people face some uncertainty about what kind of customer service works best in which environments. Live chat is arguably the best way to give customers the...

5 Signs Your Job is Boring You and It’s Time to Make Change

Is your job boring you so much that it’s affecting your performance at work and your life at home? If you’ve lost your passion for your job, then the simple tasks you used to gladly do on a daily basis can become emotionally and physically draining. Those negative...

Transgender activists and the real war on women

How hard is it for women to talk freely about sex, gender and the law? Not very, I used to think. I’d heard about a few no-platforming incidents on campuses, where speakers including Germaine Greer were blocked from appearing because of their views. What I hadn’t...

Using Facebook to Find a Job

Do you live your life on Facebook? How about using Facebook to find a job? Although it’s not used for professional networking as extensively as LinkedIn, the most popular social network in the world can help you in your hunt for a job. Pages Many businesses have fan...

Recovery Tips: When a Job Interview Gets Awkward

  Whether you’re just starting out in your career or a well-seasoned veteran of the job-search game, you probably have an idea of how the ideal job interview is “supposed” to go.  You walk in the room, give a firm handshake, and proceed to answer questions you’re...

5 common Roadblocks on Projects (and what to do about them)

Getting a project over the line and delivering what you set out to do – it’s a journey! Even experienced project managers will tell you that there are a number of project roadblocks that can stop them from doing their best work and completing initiatives on time and...

You’d Like A Career Change, But What Career?

Competition for jobs has never been more fierce, so ensure you have decided on what you really want to do next in your ideal career before jumping from the frying pan to the fire (whether you’re currently working or not working). This requires taking a step back from...

Interview Feedback – and what to do with it

The current employment market is extremely fierce and, as a result, has seen a wave of candidates hone their CVs and re-think their job searching strategies. It’s also seen them up their game when it comes to the interview. But some of them are still failing to clinch...

Ace the Most Common Interview Questions

Being prepared is the most important step towards acing an interview. Too many job seekers stumble through interviews as if the questions are coming out of left field. But many interview questions are to be expected. Study this list and plan your answers ahead of time...

Why Emotional Intelligence is Indispensable for Leaders

From its modest beginnings as part of a larger theory of an alternative type of intelligence over 30 years ago with Howard Gardner’s seminal book, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, emotional intelligence has grown into its own as one of the most...

4 Tips for Women Who are Trying to Balance Home and Work Life

For most women, marrying the love of their life is something they have dreamed about for a long time. Seeing the man of your dreams get down on his knees and propose can be a life changing experience. However, once a couple is married and start to have children, a...

6 Ways to Learn and Grow Your Career for Free

Learning doesn’t stop when you get out of school — you never graduate from the School of Life. Exploring the world and yourself by learning new skills is a part of what it means to live a full life, and learning the right skills also grows your career. However, that...

Questions That Will Impress Your Interviewer

In todays ultra competitive job market, it’s no longer enough to be qualified, you have to shine. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and take notice. There’s no...

7 Ways to stay Motivated and Productive during the Summer at work

Once the weather starts to change and temperatures start to heat up, project managers from all industries start to have something in common: it’s hard to stay motivated on your project when you’d rather be outside! I am not an ‘outside’ person. But I still find it...

5 Ways to Show You are a Leader in a Job Interview

  If you’ve been reading through job listings or employment themed articles lately (maybe on the Simply Hired Blog) you’ve probably come across the term “leadership.”  More than just a descriptor for a political figure or industry head, leadership in the career world...

Mentoring & Support now available to Women in Eastbourne

Weekly sessions are now available for women in Eastbourne to access a FREE Mentoring & Support service to help them gain experience and skills to get into work. Helen McCabe, Director of Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC has been supporting people back into...

4 Tips for Better Email Cover Letters

As the saying goes, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. If you’re applying for a job via email, the first impression any employer will have is from your cover letter. So how do you create an covering letter that stands out and helps win the...

No Group this week

There's no weekly support group this Thursday morning as we're away on our Easter holidays. The afternoon Drop-Ins are still running so if you'd like help with creating your CV, searching for jobs online then you can pop into the Seaside Community Hub from 2-4pm on...

Being a Natural Female Business Leader

Women are getting much more opportunity in the world of business these days. There are so many ongoing changes that are benefiting women moving forward, and that’s a good thing. When it comes to business, many women want to learn how they can become better leaders....

Why you should improve your English and Maths skills

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO IMPROVE MATHS AND ENGLISH SKILLS AND ACHIEVE YOUR LEVEL 2 QUALIFICATIONS? In this post we will discuss why it is vital to improve maths and English skills in today’s landscape.  With technology constantly evolving, you need to achieve the basic...

Inspirational Women in History: Nora Ephron

These are stories of Inspirational  Women in History. You can view them all here. ‘I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.’ Journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director…she did it...

Are jobseekers failing at the first hurdle?

When applying for a vacancy, do you tailor your CV? It’s a question often put to jobseekers and whilst we all know we should to increase our chances, not everyone does. Statistics from webrecruit’s latest Jobseeker Survey has highlighted the issue, revealing that just...

Employee Management Skills Every Business Woman Should Know

Good leaders are busy making their employees feel and perform better. Unfortunately, they often neglect to nurture their skills. However, men and women must hone their leadership and management skills, regardless of how busy they are. But you must take charge of your...

Cover Letter Writing 101

The modern standards for applying for an open position often have candidates overlooking the need for a solid cover letter.  While many applications don’t specifically require a standalone document, a brief two-three paragraph introduction to your experience,...

Re-locating for a Job: Is it Worth the Gamble?

You’ve found the perfect job. You’re qualified, you’ve got the experience. There’s a great salary and excellent benefits on offer. But it’s based 100 miles from where you live. The decision to relocate for a job is a huge one. Everyone has different factors to...

How to get a job in Accounting

Every business deals with money, and somebody has to make sure they’re handling it right. Accounting jobs are always needed, making accounting one of the more stable career paths, but also one of the more competitive. Here’s how you can go about becoming a...

Covering Letter Advice: Top 10 Tips

Writing a covering letter can be a particularly daunting task; it is often the first contact with an employer, creating a critical first impression.  Think of it as an additional sales tool for your CV – a platform in which you can tailor your experience and skills to...

Jobs in IT: How to get your foot in the door

Are you interested in technology? Do you enjoy finding new and different ways to solve problems? Do you like learning new skills and remaining up-to-date with the latest technology trends? This is what an IT career can offer you. Careers in IT can be a tempting...

How to excel in a telephone interview

Did you know, 30% of organisations and 45% of private sector services conduct telephone interviews before inviting candidates to their offices for a face-to-face interview?* Employers use telephone interviews as a way of identifying and recruiting candidates by...

5 Reasons You Need a Business Action Plan

It’s exciting to start something new, and it’s human nature to just want to dive right in. However, it would be a big mistake to march forward without a plan. The old saying “failing to plan is planning to fail” is never truer than in business. Be prepared to start...

How to develop a winning job search strategy

Want to make your job search as stress free and rewarding as possible? It’s too true that you need to plan for almost everything, including your job search. Job hunting success really does come down to developing an effective job search strategy. With job hunting,...

5 Common Careers Site Misconceptions

With the rise in recruitment technology and employer branding initiatives, businesses are beginning to understand the appeal of an attractive and engaging careers site. However, although many companies are aware of the benefits that careers sites can bring, we still...

3 Tips for Staying Motivated at Work

  If you’re reading this blog, maybe from your current office desk, in between bouts of pen tapping and chair swirling, while attempting to toil away the hours until you can make your mad dash, we’re here to say “we feel your pain!” Although your attempts at...

Mentoring & Support for Women in Eastbourne

Weekly sessions are now available for women in Eastbourne to access a FREE Mentoring & Support service to help them gain experience and skills to get into work. Helen McCabe, Director of Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC has been supporting people back into...

Interview Questions – Create Perfect Answers to Killer Questions

  You can never predict what interview questions you’ll be asked. When you want to make a good impression and get on that career ladder, even the most straightforward of questions can leave your mind blank. Whilst some people may have the confidence to ‘wing it’, most...

Essential CV advice – how to make a lasting impression

Writing a good CV can be one of the most challenging things you will ever do. You must turn your life history into a one or two page advertisement that highlights a lifetime of experience, accomplishment, skills and education. Here is some helpful advice that you...

The ultimate guide to creating a vision board that actually works

When it comes to your ultimate goals, sometimes you really have to see it to believe it. Whether it's dreaming about your ultimate job and what it will take to get there or travelling to your dream destination, a little visualisation can go a long way. Close your eyes...

5 Surefire Ways to Promote Your Business on Facebook

Facebook is a platform with millions of daily users, so it’s no surprise that it can drive a lot of business. Conversely, you’re certainly losing business if you’re not promoting on Facebook. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. Facebook is merely a...

5 ways your job descriptions could be costing you applicants

The writing of job descriptions for your vacancies doesn’t merely make your candidates more informed – it’s also a vital art to perfect if you are to attract the right people to your position. When we say ‘right people’, we aren’t necessarily referring only to those...

What to wear for different job interviews based on the company

As if job interviews weren’t stressful enough, what with trying to remember the right things to say and do, you also have to think about what you’re going to wear. After all, interviews are all about showing yourself in the best possible light, and your interview...

The benefits of temporary contract work

When you’re seeking employment, one option that is open to you is temporary contract work. If you are looking for a new job or a different career direction at the moment, you may be wondering about the benefits of this type of work, and how it could be a positive step...

5 Easy Ways to Look and Feel More Confident in Business and Life

Perception. That 10-letter word says so much and carries so much weight. How you perceive yourself and how others perceive you affects your career, your relationships, and your life. Perception matters. But there’s a problem. Often, the way you perceive yourself...

15 Ways to Describe Yourself in a Sales Interview

If you’ve ever interviewed for a position in sales, you know the peculiarities and dynamics that exist in applying for these types of positions.  Salespeople must be outgoing, communicative and professional, all while maintaining the ability to pitch themselves or a...

Good questions to ask potential employees

                  When you’re trying to think of the perfect person to hire to work for your company, you will need to consider the interview process to ensure that you choose the right person for the job. Whilst the interview is taking place, you should make sure...

Are You Making These Writing Errors? – Infographic

The English language is tricky, and rules can change. That’s why it’s so easy to make writing errors that can make you look unprofessional. A resume, email message, web page, blog post, report, presentation, or any other written document that is filled with...

How to Restore a Healthy Work-Life Balance and Relieve Stress

Having a messed up work-life balance today seems to be about as prevalent as cavities (92% of adult population). However, unlike bad teeth, bad work-life balance can literally cost your life, say the studies reported in Forbes. This means that regaining control of...

Nightmare Interviews: How far would you go for the job you want?

I spoke to a job seeker recently who told me she’d been asked to travel to London for an interview for a job based near where she lives in Devon. She was also asked to take-part a telephone interview outside of normal business hours and a third face-to-face interview...