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8 ways to make working from home a pleasure

Working at home has many advantages for the self-employed – the five-second commute from bedroom to laptop, the relaxed dress code (pyjamas acceptable), the cheap lunch, to name but a few. We also consider it a fairly hazard-free workplace (not that offices tend to be a death-trap anyway.) But whereas office workstations tend to be set up with the…
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Busting the myths of employment references

References are like death and taxes – sooner or later, we all have to deal with them, even though we’d rather not. Whether you’re the subject, on the receiving end, or having to provide one, they can be awkward! References can be a real bone of contention, in my experience. They are often of very limited value, as employers can be so terrified of…
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How to say ‘No’: Give a more positive negative

Even Superwoman says 'no' sometimes! Whether you are an employee, a manager, a business owner or an employer, I can guarantee this isn’t your only role in life. You may also be a friend, daughter, sister, wife/partner, mother, auntie, volunteer, student, pet owner, committee/group member or any combination of the above. And with all those roles…
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