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7 valuable tips and tricks for growing your career

18 Aug 2017

Want to grow and develop your career? With the right tools and advice, it can be easy.

Very few people want to remain static in life, but knowing the right way to grow your career can be a challenge. Luckily, there’s plenty of career growth advice out there from people who’ve been there before. But where do you start?

Sometimes, growing your career can mean starting afresh, or even just moving forward. Naturally enough, that tends to lead to interviews. But that doesn’t mean there’s any reason to worry. Thanks to Hays, we now know how you can tell if your interview went well, giving you one less thing to fret about during your search.

Other times, career growth can mean making the simplest of changes, such as increasing your productivity. This week, we detailed eight productivity apps that can help you work better.

For those starting from the bottom, we took a look at how you can get your foot on the ladder. We spoke to Niamh O’Connell, a business analyst and former graduate programme participant at Deloitte. She gave us some insight into how the right graduate role can benefit your career.

Getting a little more genre-specific, we also took a look at the UX design sector, highlighting seven experts you should follow for career development advice.

We heard from a pair of researchers at the top of their game – Escher Hillel and Anastasia Braginsky, of Oath’s Israel-based office – who outlined how they got to this point in their careers.

Finally, we got a little career growth inspiration from two women who have enjoyed great success in spite of the challenges and barriers ranged against them. Dr Sue Black and Eimear Noone – both of whom spoke at Inspirefest 2017 – told us the stories of how they overcame adversity to develop their careers.

As always, for more on any of these stories, follow the links below.

1. 11 signs that your interview was a success

Are you anxiously awaiting news on the job of your dreams? Worried that you didn’t carry off the interview as well as you’d hoped? Hays’ Tom Osborne knows how to put your mind at ease.

2. 8 amazing productivity apps that actually work

How many productivity apps do you have on your devices? How many of them actually work?

3. Get an insider look at Deloitte’s graduate programme

Niamh O’Connell, a business analyst within Deloitte’s consulting practice, started out at the professional services firm in a graduate role. Here, she gives us an idea of what her time on the programme was like.

4. 7 people to follow if you want a career in UX design

Design thinking is going to play a major role in the future of work. For those pursuing a career in UX, check out these top Twitter profiles.

5. Here’s why being an Apache HBase committer is a big deal

What even is a committer? We spoke to two Oath researchers about what it means and why it’s important in the world of tech.

6. ‘If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens’

Dr Sue Black is no stranger to Inspirefest. But this year, Black returned to the stage to offer something a bit different – and a lot more personal.

7. Eimear Noone’s response to her naysayers is inspiration for us all

Conductor and composer Eimear Noone faced plenty of adversity in her dream to enter a traditionally male career, but that wasn’t going to stop her.

Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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