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How to make your strengths and weaknesses work for you

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2018 3:31:59 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Accelerating your career

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This is the ninth article in our twenty-part series on 
how to accelerate your career in your twenties and it's all about analysing your strengths and weaknesses. We all want to perform well in our roles at work. If you’re a twenty-something trying to make your way in a busy working environment, you should absolutely use your initiative and play to your strengths wherever possible. At this stage in your career, it’s okay to make mistakes so long as you can rectify them and learn from them. However, a big part of knowing your own strengths and value lies in understanding your weaknesses.

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How to develop your own leadership style

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2018 1:25:00 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Accelerating your career

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This is the eighth article in our twenty-part series on 
how to accelerate your career in your twenties and it's all about leadership. 
There are no doubt people in your workplace that make leading look easy. Those managers and supervisors who can effortlessly direct projects and motivate people to meet deadlines. That’s because part of being a good leader is acting well under pressure and being able to handle the responsibility of crucial deadlines. Chances are, these people in your company have been honing these skills for decades, so where does that leave you as a twenty-something who’s still relatively new to their job? Here’s a secret: you don’t need to be in a superior position of authority to be a leader.

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How being a team player can really benefit your career

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2018 1:30:00 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Accelerating your career

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This is the seventh article in our twenty-part series on
how to accelerate your career in your twenties and it's all about playing well in a team. In past posts we’ve covered networking, thought leadership and the importance of good planning, but none of this matters if you don’t have the collaborative mindset to work well in a group.

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How to plan and set goals for your career

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2018 1:15:26 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Accelerating your career

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We’re now up to the sixth in our twenty-part series on how to accelerate your career in your twenties. Last time we focused on the importance of thought leadership and how it can help you carve out an identity and stand out among your peers. This time we’re focusing on something that even career veterans still struggle with from time to time - planning.
 

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How to become a thought leader

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2018 1:15:00 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Accelerating your career

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How to take your career to the next level with networking

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 16, 2018 1:30:00 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Accelerating your career

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This is the fourth post in our series on how to accelerate your career in your twenties. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing lots of useful tips and advice in these articles to help you master the early stages of your career and rise quickly through the ranks. In this post we look at how to network and why it’s important.

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How to commit to your career (and prove it)

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2018 1:15:00 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Accelerating your career

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This is the third post in our series on how to accelerate your career in your twenties. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing lots of useful tips and advice in these articles to help you master the early stages of your career and rise quickly through the ranks. This week we look at the importance of commitment.

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How to stand out from the crowd and get ahead in your career

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 8, 2018 1:00:00 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Accelerating your career

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This is the second post in our series on how to accelerate your career in your twenties. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing lots of useful tips and advice in these articles to help you master the early stages of your career and rise quickly through the ranks. Next up, how to stand out from the crowd.

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How to accelerate your career in your twenties (Step 1: take risks)

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 4, 2018 1:31:48 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Accelerating your career

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This is the first post in our series on how to accelerate your career in your twenties. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing lots of useful tips and advice in these articles to help you master the early stages of your career and rise quickly through the ranks. First on the list is learning how to take risks.

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