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Beth Leslie

Beth Leslie writes graduate careers advice for Inspiring Interns, who specialize in matching candidates to their dream internship. Check out their graduate jobs" listings for roles.

Should You Bring Your Baby to Work?

Should You Bring Your Baby to Work-

If you had to describe your ideal office, “creche” would probably not be the first word to spring to mind. Spare a thought, then, for the employees of Addison Lee. In 2012 the cab firm ran a pilot scheme which allowed new parents to bring their little ones into the office full time. There were […]

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6 Ways to Love Your Job

6 Ways to Love Your Job

If there was a top 10 chart of common gripes, “I hate my job” would surely be number one. About half the UK workforce are unhappy in their current career, and workplace-based misery only increases across the pond. Of course, nobody wants to be unhappy eight hours a day, five days a week. Disgruntled employees have […]

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Dream Jobs Abroad: How to Make Them a Reality

Dream Jobs Abroad: How to Make Them a Reality

Whether you’re 18 or 80, many of us have dreamt of switching the daily 9-5 for an exotic job abroad. The internet abounds with tales of intrepid entrepreneurs who somehow make a living out of sunbathing. Unfortunately, openings for luxury-hotel-reviewers, tropical-island-testers, and professional-Instagrammers are few and far between. Fortunately, there are ways to inject a […]

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Is the Bullet Journal the Key to Workplace Time Management?

Is the Bullet Journal the Key to Workplace Time Management_

The Harlem Shake. Planking. The Ice Bucket Challenge. Pokémon Go. Whenever a new craze sweeps our offline and online worlds, it’s difficult not to get caught up in it (here’s looking at you, Mr “But I’m doing it ironically!”) But sooner or later the craze passes and we’re all left wondering why we ever thought […]

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10 Awesome Things Science Says Boost Productivity

10 Awesome Things Science Says Boost Productivity

When it comes to making businesses tick, the secret sauce is workforce productivity. The more efficiently employees work, the more bang company’s get for their buck. Which makes it kind of awkward that the global economy seems to be going through what the Financial Times terms a “productivity crisis.” Luckily, we’ve come to the rescue! […]

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The 5 Stages of a Career Transition

The 5 Stages of a Career Transition

Once upon a time, people left school, got a job and stayed with that company until they received their gold watch at age 65. How times have changed. Nowadays, the average Brit will work for six different companies in their lifetime and almost half of them will switch careers entirely. And the trend is accelerating: […]

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Why You Need a Social Media CV

Why You Need a Social Media CV

Flick through an article or two on job-hunting no-nos and you’ll undoubtedly find a mention of social media. In a move that would send George Orwell turning in his grave, six in 10 employers hunt through an applicant’s social media prior to giving them a job (and 41% continue to do so after they hire […]

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4 Signs That It’s Time for a Promotion

4 Signs That It's Time for a Promotion

A fatter paycheque, a swankier office, an assistant to delegate all that boring paperwork to—it’s no wonder that many of us would love to get a promotion. Unfortunately, our bosses often seem oblivious to our high-powered needs. The solution? Stop waiting for them to make the first move and ask them to promote you. It […]

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