Posts tagged advice
Two Amazing Pinterest Boards I've Made Just For You

There are around 70 million users on Pinterest.

That's a huge figure. And it's no wonder. This purely visual site not only gives us inspiration; but for some, it's a huge driver of traffic. Today, I'm not here to talk to you about how to promote your blog on this platform, or what to do to completely organise all your pins. Instead, I'm sharing two boards that I've been putting together recently, and that I'll continue adding to on a regular basis.

They're exactly what you need and I know you'll love what's on there as much as I do. 

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Career 101: 5 Ways To Turn Your Internship Into A Job

In today’s world, employers are only looking for one thing – experience.

But where do you start? How do you get someone to take you on when you don’t have that much experience?

That’s where internships come in. 

Some people hear the word “intern” and think about coffee runs and tedious tasks. Yes, sometimes you might be asked to make a round of tea. But there stereotypes are exaggerated.

Internships are brilliant ways to improve the “Experience” part of your CV. They can build your professional and personal skills at the same time.

The subject of internships is vast. It could be a four week unpaid one at a magazine publication, like I did. Or a six month internship with a company, where you’re paid travel expenses. But usually, the pay will be low. So if you’re doing an internship it’s important to get the most out of it as possible. Best case scernario? You get a job out of it.

Research shows employers convert a third of their interns into full time employees. 

The value of internships is only going to continue to increase. The fact that you might be able to get a job out of it would be even better. But how do you do that?

Today I’m going to share some tips for how you can change your internship into a job.

 

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Why Is It So Important To Refresh Yourself?

‘Busy’. It’s a word that’s been mentioned a lot around the blogging community recently. In our generation, we’re known as ‘busy’ people. During the last few weeks alone, I’ve seen many bloggers writing about the glorification of busy. How there's always something that needs to be done, and being intentional with our time. Something that's always noted is knowing we shouldn't be so busy that we have less time for ourselves. But that right there is the problem.

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Why It's Okay Not To Be Okay

As bloggers, it’s natural that we share the most positive aspects of our lives. We share our achievements, the good times and everything that makes us happy. It’s easy for us to think that we all have our lives together. But behind the scenes, there’s probably a lot more going on than we realise.

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Holly Suttonadvice, health
How To Cope When You Feel Like You're Failing

Do you ever experience days when you don't feel you're doing as well as someone else? Or when the dreaded comparison syndrome takes over and you feel yourself becoming smaller? I'm with you if you've ever thought the words "I feel like I'm failing".

I have high expectations. At times when I feel I'm not achieving what I thought I would be at this stage in my life, the fear of failure creeps up on me. There are times when it can be hard to escape from. But recently, I've found five ways to cope when I feel like I'm failing. Today, I want to share those with you.

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The 16 Day New Year Challenge

In 16 days, you’ll be ready to make 2015 your best year yet. How? With this 16 day New Year challenge that will refresh and renew every single part of your life.

This is a challenge that will kick start your new year in every way, shape and form, in just 16 days. You’ll complete tasks based around yourself, your past, present and future. You can start right here right now, or you can start tomorrow. The beauty of this challenge is that you can start it whenever you want.

Complete it with your best friend, your mum or see if you can do it yourself. You’ll have never done a new year challenge like it, and it’s right here just for you.

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10 Reasons Why Graduating Improved My Life

On Wednesday 3rd December, I graduated from my master’s degree.  It was a year of laughter, love, stress, tears and hard work. But more than that, it was probably the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done, in more ways than one. I won’t lie to you – it was more work than my three years at my undergraduate degree combined. Over ten exams, a 28 page magazine, two group projects and articles written by the dozen. Overall though, I probably learnt more and grew more as a person during this one single year than any other time. 

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Ten Newsletters You Need To Sign Up To

Recently I've stumbled across some pretty incredible creatives. These people are not only great writers - they're helpful too. Even more than that, they know you. They're somehow magically in tune with their readers. One scroll through their recent posts had me signing up to their newsletters on the spot - and there wasn't even a pop up. I don't think you should miss out on these, which is why I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Well, ten of them actually.

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12 Things I've Learnt In 12 Months of Blogging & A Great Giveaway

This year I’ve written 173 posts, tweeted over 2000 times and taken nearly 300 Instagram snaps. I’ve shared my ups, downs, happiness, loves and life with you. There was a stage where I questioned myself and my blog but I came out of the other side more positive, confident and on track with where I saw this space going in the future.

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How To Ace a Job Interview With These Killer Tips

You’ve found an ideal job and you’ve been asked to go for an interview – so what do you do next? What can you do to make sure you’re at your very best? What can you do to make yourself stand out?

According to this survey  the biggest mistake made at job interviews is the interviewee having little or no knowledge of the company they’re applying to work for. Two other high ones are failing to make eye contact and the way we dress and act.

To get to the point, there are actually a lot of factors during an interview that will help an employer to determine whether you’re right for the job. And sometimes, it can be very hard to know where to start.

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Things To Always Remember

1. Being a grown up is hard.

2. But it's also great, so enjoy it.

3. You'll always have to make big, hard decisions and you might not know the right answer, but you've still got to make them and live with them.

4. If you have to make one of these decisions and it means giving up something, it will be okay. Something else will come along in its place.

5. There are always things going on in other people's lives that we don't know about. Sometimes we just don't see the bad bits.

6. Your family will always be there for you no matter how big or small it is.

7. So will your blog.

8. A glass (or two) of wine is always okay.

9. Talk to people and listen.

10. But most importantly, be your own person and know your own mind.

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