Supersize your career: How secondments can help you grow your career

Posted by Laura Brammar on 09-Mar-2016 10:30:00

Fancy getting some experience in another part of your business?  Curious about what like might be like on the client or in-house side of your industry? Ever considered doing a secondment? 

For many professionals a secondment can be a great way to develop their career whilst still remaining part of their organisation and team.

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Topics: employability skills, career choice, Research

To second or not second? That is the question

Posted by Laura Brammar on 01-Mar-2016 15:47:16

Secondments have been a part of the working landscape for a very long time.  Whether it’s a member of one corporate team wanting to gain experience within another function, or a government department professional working in another division, many managers have been faced with such requests.

Are secondments still that popular though? Moreover, does it matter if opportunities for such secondments within your organisation are actually very limited?

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Topics: employability skills, career choice, Research

The 10 most popular Careers Group articles of 2015

Posted by Harry Picken on 11-Jan-2016 12:01:00

2015 was a busy year in higher education. It saw a higher education Green Paper, the proposal of a teaching excellence framework, and more students than ever seeking career advice from their university. But, let's not forget the hundreds of blogs published by The Careers Group for offering news and career advice for students, graduates, career centres and employers.

2015 also saw us launch a new-look blog platform where you can subscribe to email updates in addition to a new blog dedicated to graduate recruiters.

But which articles had you clicking the most? Here are the top 10 most-read of 2015.


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Topics: employability skills, CVs and applications, career coaching

Are you a 'digital influencer'? You need to be

Posted by Laura Brammar on 18-Dec-2015 10:00:00

How findable are you?  If someone was browsing online how quickly would they discover you?  What is your digital footprint saying about the work you do and the work you would like to do in the future?

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Topics: employability skills

Lacking people management skills to get that promotion? Try mentoring

Posted by Laura Brammar on 02-Oct-2015 10:30:00

You’ve just had your appraisal.  Your line manager is very happy with your progress but feels you need to strengthen your people management skills before you’re ready for the promotion.

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Topics: employability skills, Services

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