Career development

Top Tips to Drive Your Career Remotely

This is the first in a series of 30-minute CareerBurst webinars and was recorded on the 8th April 2020. In the environment of a pandemic, it may seem like trying to advance your career is unhelpful or irrelevant. In reality your career is still important, there are just different priorities to consider right now. It

International Women’s Day – Forging a Career in Web Development

Interview with Jodie Watkins, Senior Web Developer, TWM. “An equal world is an enabled world” is the theme of International Women’s Day 2020.  As an employer in the technology industry and to support International Women’s Day, which is on March 8th, TWM wanted to share an interview ahead of time, with our very own Jodie

Are you future ready?

Last week we ran our first thought-leadership event in collaboration with Talent & Potential; Developing people and transforming business in a digital age. In my previous blog I discussed how digital transformation is affecting all businesses. Through this event, we aimed to provide a forum to discuss its impact on the L&D function, as well

Staying curious; reimagining learning in the digital age

My motto is: stay curious. I like to ask ‘why’? To think about things differently. To try and understand what makes people ‘thrive’ at work. And also what will continue to fulfil them as the roles and skills required over the next decade and beyond continue to evolve significantly. We’re in a time of huge

Do I have to drive my career?

Guest blogger, Amanda Whiteford, Principal Consultant at Talent & Potential says the answer to this question is simple: if you don’t no one else will! It’s a fair question though – ‘drive’ suggests momentum, energy, progress. But what if you don’t feel that way about your career? What if it’s right for you to focus

Seven things to consider before looking for a job elsewhere

In financial terms you always want to make sure you get the maximum return on any investment. The same is true with your career. You invest a lot of time, effort, blood, sweat, tears and emotion into your business – and you should always think hard before abandoning this for greener fields and pastures new.

Can you have a work-life balance and drive a fast-track career?

This is a question that is often asked at career workshops, and there is a short and a long answer to it. The short answer is ‘no’ and the long answer starts with ‘yes, if you take active control of your life’. People who have their work as their core focus, who enjoy going the

Getting clear on what I want from my career

Many people flounder in their career – not because they’re not talented but because they drift along and hope that the right thing turns up. In fact, in our experience most people are completely opportunistic in the way that they drive their career. They do very little, if anything, to create and shape opportunities, or

Am I too inexperienced to apply for this job?

This is a question that gets asked regularly in career sessions, especially where the job advert or specification mentions years of experience. In the UK, legislation precludes experience from being a factor in selection decisions. I’m increasingly seeing people putting aside their long held beliefs about needing X number of years of experience, and instead