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Big food brand to startup: what to expect when taking the leap

21 Sep 2017 | By Theadora Alexander

Be prepared for a bit of a culture shock, says Thea Alexander of startup community Young Foodies. And expect to use gut feel over insight.

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Fancy a career in food? 10 tips on how to land your dream job

20 Sep 2017

Getting started with a career in food & drink can seem daunting. Here, 10 young people share their best tips for how to get the food job you want

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If all jobs offered the same wages, what would you choose?

31 Aug 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

It’s an amazing statistic: most of us spend at least 50% of our waking hours at work, says executive coach Jennifer Baker

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Making fantasy a reality: a game that can help you manage

24 Aug 2017 | By Jonathan Fitchew

There are plenty of management lessons to learn from fantasy football, says Jonathan Fitchew of Pareto Law

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How to get the very best out of your first 100 days in a new job

14 Aug 2017 | By Joanna Jacobs

Once the leaving do is over, the reality of starting your new job can begin to dawn

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What is authentic leadership and why is it so important?

03 Aug 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

Being authentic starts with knowing yourself, says executive coach Jennifer Baker. Are you willing to hold up a mirror and discover the real you? 

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The Apprenticeship Levy - a disaster or a triumph? You decide

27 Jul 2017 | By Jonathan Fitchew

Businesses must invest in order to obtain a thorough knowledge of what this latest government initiative means, says Jonathan Fitchew of Pareto Law

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No escape from the city, but flexibility provides consolation

21 Jul 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

I’m sure the internet was meant to make it possible for us to live in rural idylls – even abroad, says Camilla Barnard of Rude Health 

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10 food & drink entrepreneurs share their best careers advice

18 Jul 2017

Over the years, The Grocer has interviewed many of the UK’s top food & drink entrepreneurs. Here are 10 pieces of advice from those who made it. Click or tap on each name to read the full interview.

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Know your stuff, be engaged and shine at your job interview

14 Jul 2017 | By Joanna Jacobs

HR expert Joanna Jacobs shares her learnings on how to shine at interview, gained from interviewing hundreds of graduates, managers and leaders

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Failure can be useful if you learn from your mistakes

07 Jul 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

Let’s assume you’re technically competent in your job. What is the most common cause of failure in someone’s career? Executive coach Jennifer Baker offers some food for thought

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What Unilever’s AI hiring experiment tells us about the future of grocery recruitment

27 Jun 2017 | By Julia Glotz

The fmcg giant is trying out a new way to hire for some entry-level positions, which is driven almost entirely by algorithms

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10 grocery leaders share their best careers advice

26 Jun 2017

Here are 10 pieces of advice that helped these leaders reach the top of their game.

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Build to last: get your foodie startup past the two-year mark

23 Jun 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

Camilla Barnard of Rude Health gives tips on how to achieve longevity

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Covering letters: be concise, committed and careful to check!

14 Jun 2017 | By Joanna Jacobs

When it comes to writing a covering letter, the question you are answering is ‘why should the recruiter hire me’? says careers coach Joanna Jacobs

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Mood contagion: how your emotions can spread to your team

08 Jun 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

Executive coach Jennifer Baker shares a case study on mood contagion - and how to tackle it

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Company culture and personality matches are still important

02 Jun 2017 | By Jonathan Fitchew

The importance of a sound employer brand cannot be overstated, says Jonathan Fitchew of Pareto Law

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A compelling CV will make recruiters sit up and take notice

18 May 2017 | By Joanna Jacobs

Read the job description several times. Understand the role you are applying for, rather than the one you think you are, says career coach Joanna Jacobs

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Are you sabotaging your success? Seek out your blind spots

11 May 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

Rob is a CEO of a medium-sized organisation which has an ambitious and exciting plan for growth. He came to executive coach Jennifer Baker for some urgent careers advice

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Following the music: listen, adapt and reap the benefit

04 May 2017 | By Jonathan Fitchew

Jonathan Fitchew of Pareto Law looks to the music industry for lessons on digital learning

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