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How taking a year off to travel can boost your career

Three career advantages to taking a year off before starting work

Think you’ll fall behind if you spend some time travelling before getting serious about your job? Think again. Postponing your career kickoff can actually give you a competitive edge on the market.

How to get luckier (in your career)

How to get luckier (Study of professional gamblers shows how ‘luck’ can be learned)

It turns out the winning streaks and losing streaks are real for professional gamblers. The good news is that luck is actually a skill you can learn – and it can pay off bigtime in your career.

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The top three things that employers want to see in your social media profiles

Most employers say that they screen potential candidates’ social media profiles before deciding whether or not to hire them. Here are the three things they are most looking to see in your online behaviour. (And a few that they don’t.)

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A glimpse at the world of work in 2040 – from the people who will invent it

Creativity parties, hologram meetings, and pay-for-performance salary schemes: Here’s how today’s young people imagine the world of work will look 25 years from now.

The one skill that is in 93% of job postings

How to demonstrate in your resume the one skill that turns up in 93% of job postings

Focussing on the skills that employers really want, and showing (not just telling) that you have used them successfully in the past, can be the secret resume ingredient that turns applications into interviews.

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Five reasons to look for your 2015 summer job now

Looking out the window today it is hard to imagine if summer will ever come. However, the deadline to apply for many of the best summer jobs is fast approaching. Here’s why you should be lining up your summer gig today.