Mentoring Resources & Articles

The latest on mentoring guidelines, news and mentoring software updates from PushFar.

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How Prioritizing Employee Welfare Improves Your Business

Team Wellbeing Meeting
In this unique time where health has been a center of conversations in every industry, business leaders are prompted to seriously look into the welfare of their employees who serve as the main drivers of success. The need to nurture good health has been amplified, challenging everyone to explore ways on how to manage anxiety, deal with stress, and still sleep adequately alongside having proper meals.
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What is Executive Coaching?

Executive Coaching
Let’s start with the basics. To understand executive coaching, we first need to define and understanding coaching. Fortunately, we can do that. Coaching is defined as a development process, to help improve an individual in achieving a specific goal or objective, using the ‘here and now’. This is done by raising awareness and responsibility,
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How to Start a Mentoring Program in 6 Steps

Planning a Mentoring Program
Organisations are now acknowledging the value mentoring brings to the table, and it’s no surprise that the increase in demand is due to the outcomes mentoring has on both employees and organisations. With many organisations directly looking to improve the wellness of their employees whilst ensuring increased satisfaction, implementing a mentoring program is becoming more and more compelling.
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9 Tips to Be the Best Mentor Ever

Best Mentor
Mentoring is an immensely fulfilling experience for those involved, in addition to being valuable to the mentee, it provides some fantastic advantages for the mentor. Mentoring is all about supporting an individual to grow both personally and professionally, whilst building an effective relationship that enables development and progression. Mentoring relationships aren't always the easiest things to navigate, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be a pro in no time.
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9 Morning Routine Habits That Will Change Your Life

Morning Routine
We’re all looking for ways to live healthier, happier and more productive lives. We see multiple articles and stories around the routines of entrepreneurs and wonder what am I doing wrong? Well simply put, nothing. Morning routines aren't a one size fits all situation, in fact, every routine is unique and is dependent on the environment they find themselves in.
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7 Ways to Improve Internal Communications: Coping in a Pandemic Society

Internal Communication and Email
Just like in a relationship, good communication is part of what makes an organization successful. And fostering internal communications is how you build connections and strengthen relations within the workplace. Employee interactions happen every day pre-pandemic whether it is a simple greeting before heading into work or those monthly routine meetings. But since the pandemic, remote work has significantly increased, which also means human interactions have decreased. So, how do you cope?
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4 Ways to Invest in Your Success and Well-Being

Wellbeing Success
Everyone yearns for a life of success and stability. We want to be happy, healthy and wealthy, but sometimes that life can seem out of reach. The truth is, ensuring your own success and personal well-being is totally achievable if you just take the time to invest in yourself.
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8 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is a powerful way to measure the overall happiness of employees within your organisation. Creating employee engagement is all about improving workplace culture so that employees feel content and excited to work. Employee engagement is based on trust and communication, between an organisation and its employees.
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What is a Business Mentor? - The Benefits and Where to Find One

Business Mentor
Over the last few years, we’ve seen a huge demand in support for business owners, with many now recognising that seeking help isn’t a sign of failure but a sign of caring about the overall success of the business. There are many different ways business owners can get the help they need, from business support groups to seeking advice online. Today, we’re going to explore business mentoring, what it means, the benefits associated with it and how you can find one.
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Developing a Notable and Upstanding Office Culture

Office Culture
Today’s professional climate is characterized by fierce competition for resources, consumer attention, and talent. This environment makes both strong performance within your company and an appealing working experience for your workforce vital to the success of your business. One of the best measures you can take to ensure both of these conditions is developing a strong office culture. However, notable company culture takes work, intentionality, and vision to create and maintain. This article will provide guidance to get you started.
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11 New Year Career Resolutions Ideas you Need to Know

New Year's Resolutions
With January 1st nearly approaching, which means it's time to commence preparing for the new year ahead. With the year coming to a close, the tradition involves making new year’s resolutions that you want to stick with throughout the year, but for many of us, we’re lucky if we stick to these resolutions until the end of February. But one thing is certain, we should have separate resolutions for our personal and professional life, although these two intertwine and often go hand in hand.
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What makes an Effective Leader?

Effective Leadership
Leaders often run large-scale teams with several direct reports. All of you in those teams are, of course, interested in personal development opportunities, including a visible and realistic career path with the possibility of upward progression, or to other parallel roles within the organisation. So, leaders have an important role to play in enabling growth and development for their team, whilst recognising that it is the individual employee who owns the responsibility for their career.
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What is Executive Mentoring?

Executive Mentoring
With mentoring becoming a more popular choice to help support and aid employees with career development and studies showcasing the true value mentoring can bring to an organisation. Many organisations are now implementing executive mentoring into their learning and development processes.
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12 Tips to Create a Positive Work Culture

Happy Working Culture
The culture of an organization can determine the success or failure of a business. This is why it is so important to create a positive work environment. How people feel about their job often affects their productivity, and if they are not happy in their workplace, they might end up quitting.
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How PushFar’s Mentoring Platform is Removing Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias Mentor Matching
At PushFar, we’re fortunate enough to support hundreds of organisations and tens of thousands of mentors and mentees along the way in their mentoring journey. With more and more mentoring programs shifting towards matching and automation, we explore how our algorithms and matching processes are removing unconscious bias and opening mentoring to more and more participants, every day.
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How to Structure a Productive Mentoring Meeting

Mentoring Meeting
Within any mentoring relationship, the primary purpose is to help the mentee progress and grow, both personally and professionally. A mentoring meeting or session can be described as a mentor and mentee coming collectively to share expertise, knowledge and solve problems.
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What is Group Mentoring? - Everything You Need to Know

Group Mentoring
Mentoring is becoming more prevalent for organisations across the globe, with many now using it as their primary strategy for professional development. When we think of mentoring, we typically think of it in the traditional 1-to-1 context where a mentor and mentee come together.
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25 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Statistics You Should Know About

Diverse Workforce
Over the last few years promoting diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) within the workforce has been a priority for organisations across the globe. Organisations are now recognising the significance of building a diverse workforce, it's no longer something organisations say is necessary but something that affects everything they do.
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5 Smart Tips That Immediately Improve Your Hiring Process

A Job Interview
Hiring new talent is important for the growth of your business. As your team grows, you want to attract good people to your company. Even then, improving your hiring process is more than simply sitting there and looking at resumes and doing quick interviews. Your business can’t afford to make a bad hire.
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5 Future Skills Every HR Department Should Have to Prepare for 2022

HR Future Technology
The future of HR is not what it used to be. New technologies are constantly being developed, and while this has its benefits, some challenges come with them. For example, the HR department will be responsible for finding employees who are good at what they do and fit into the company's culture.
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What is Mentoring? – Definitions, History and Guides

Two People Mentoring
Mentoring, Reverse Mentoring, Mentor, Mentee, or even Mentoree – all these words are often thrown around and can, understandably cause confusion. We’ve already covered one of the most asked questions – the difference between mentoring and coaching.
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Mentoring for Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health Mentoring
For many of us, work is a major part of our lives and a place we spend the majority of our time. It's our source of income and a place to connect with some of our favourite people. Everyone should feel happy in their jobs. It's vital that as an employer you prioritise the physical and mental health of your employees.
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Mentoring Statistics in 2022: Everything You Need to Know

Mentoring Statistics
Having a mentoring relationship is often noted as being one of the most beneficial things you can do for your career and personal development. Whether you want a mentor to progress in your career or are someone who struggles with soft skills, a mentor is there to help you develop on your journey.
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12 Essential Tips All New University Students Should Follow

Students Lecture
The shift from school to university can often feel daunting and overwhelming, it’s impossible not to feel a rollercoaster of emotions. It’s not only a change in education but a dramatic transformation for your independence away from your parents. Preparing for your new life at university is an exciting time and shouldn’t be spoiled by worrying thoughts.
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How to Get a Scholarship to Study Abroad

International Student
Scholarships are the best-known financial assistance for students. They are most often merit-based (or academic-based), but they can be based on leadership, sports, volunteering, etc. Many are sustainable based on outlined requirements by the institution, but these tend to be ones that are offered to start from the second semester onwards.
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30 Uplifting Mentoring Quotes That Will Inspire You

Inspiring Mentoring Quotes
Whether you're looking to join a new career or even just wanting to upskill, finding the right mentor can greatly improve your chances of success. Without mentoring, some of the household names listed below wouldn’t be where they are today and the world wouldn’t have some of it’s infamous innovations.
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What are Hybrid Jobs?

Hybrid Jobs and Hybrid Working
Technology has been disrupting almost every job out there changing multiple aspects of each of them. We are going to explore one such case wherein technology has caused a rather interesting change: Hybrid Jobs. What are they? Will there be more of it? And How to be prepared?
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10 Top Ways to Recruit Mentors Within Your Business

Recruiting and Marketing Mentors
How effective your mentoring program is entirely dependent on the participants you recruit. Mentoring within an organisation is becoming increasingly significant with 67% of businesses reporting an increase in productivity and 55% stating an increase in profits due to mentoring programs. Starting a program within your company is the start of truly exciting times ahead and a chance for real transformation.
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9 Reasons Why You Should Consider Being Mentored Before 2022

A Professional Mentee in the Office
From the beginning of time, we've relied on the advice and guidance of others. We always see and hear stories about the benefits of being mentored or mentoring, but do we truly recognise the value being a mentee brings to our lives? 97% of professionals who have a mentor, believe they are valuable and make an immense impact, however, only 37% of professionals are involved in a mentoring relationship.
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How Companies Can Help Employees Achieve Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness
Even before Covid-19 shook our entire humanity and disrupted our lives, employees have already reported finances as their number one source of stress. This is more than their work situations, health issues, and family affairs. With the problems that the pandemic further pushed into their field of view, financial stress has only doubled, heightening their concerns and anxieties about how they will manage their money.
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What Is Career Promotion Anxiety and How To Prevent It

Career Progression Anxiety
Career Promotion Anxiety is the feeling of uneasiness or fear of the work associated with the career promotion. While getting a promotion may seem to be a fulfilling and rewarding experience, you may also feel overwhelmed and nervous about your new role. A lot of employees have experienced getting anxious in their promoted careers.
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Coaching – Quick Tips to help HR Business Partners and People Managers

Coaching Skills for Managers
Coaching and Mentoring are often referred to together as one method for personal development support. There are some similarities between the two, but also some differences. Coaching is so important because it helps build trust and shows your interest and concern for people as well as your organisation. Done well, coaching can also enhance potential – a good coach recognises people’s abilities and focuses on developing their skills.
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The Benefits of PushFar's Open Mentoring Network

PushFar's Mentoring Platform
Founded in 2019, PushFar is the world’s leading open-network career progress platform, offering hundreds of organisations an efficient and cost-effective way to set up and run scalable mentoring programs. Since the start, our goal has been to form an environment where mentoring relationships can be built to last, making it easier for everyone to benefit from the amazing wonders of mentoring
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Giving & Receiving Feedback: Top Tips for People Managers, Mentors and Mentees

Mentoring Feedback
As a people manager or mentor do encourage your team, each employee or your mentee to seek feedback regularly and demonstrate this habit yourself. Feedback is one way of helping another person to consider changing a behaviour. All behaviour conveys a message and is therefore a form of communication
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11 Tips That Can Help You When Changing Career Paths or Industries

Career Paths
Are you interested in a new career? Do you want to join a new industry? Is your workplace making you feel bored? If you answered yes to any of these questions (or all of them), then change could be just what you need. There are many reasons people are looking to switch paths in life
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The 5 Mobile Mentoring Apps You Need for Your Mentoring Program In 2021

Mentoring Apps and Mobile Software
The mobile era is among us, with the number of mobile users quickly taking over any other device. Although this is already an industry displaying tremendous growth, statistics show a 23.3% rise in mobile app downloads since the pandemic with an expected 45% overall increase from 2017 by the end of 2021
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The 9 Most Common Soft Skills Employers Want

Employee Soft Skills
Candidates who maintain strong soft skills are currently in high demand by employers. Although every job specification declares the hard skills required, there are still particular soft skills companies look for when bringing people into the organisation
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11 Tips For Writing The Perfect CV in 2021

CV and Resume Review
Writing a great CV is one of the most difficult hurdles we face while job hunting. With the market becoming increasingly competitive and recruiters only having a quick browse through before determining your fate at the company, it’s vital to make a lasting impression.
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Returning to the office? Here are 5 top tips to make the transition easier!

Returning to Offices
You’ve just got the company email, they want you back in the office next week. One day you're at home with your dog by your side and the flexibility to work from the garden on those sunny days, and the next you find yourself on the daily commute
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5 Reasons Why Your Retiring Employees Could Be The Perfect Mentor

Mentoring for Retired Professionals
Attracting and keeping employees has become increasingly important, with an enormous decrease in employee satisfaction over the last few years. As well as showing an improvement in satisfaction, there are many benefits seen when a company implements a mentoring program
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The 4 Most Common Mistakes People Make with Career Progression

Career Progression Professional
Career progression simply put is the path you take to progress within your career journey, whether you want to progress within your current role or start fresh in a completely new industry, the process can often be challenging to navigate.
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Reverse Mentoring and the Importance of Gen Z Engagement with Senior Leaders

Gen Z Reverse Mentoring
COVID-19 highlighted to many large corporates, the importance of organisational planning and consumer adaption. The swift move online from working-from-home to bolstering e-commerce capabilities for firms showed the importance and need for companies
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Mirroring Techniques in Mentoring: Role Models and The Role They Play

Mirroring in Mentoring
People have always imitated each other. Be they anonymous or famous individuals. Imitation, after all, is said to be the biggest form of flattery. Yes, mimicry plays an important part in our development. Being aware and wary of it is important
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LGBT+ Mentoring – Why Diversity Mentoring Matters and Its Impact

LGBT+ Mentoring
Mentoring is often cited as an extremely effective way to support diversity and inclusion initiatives and agendas within organisations, and with good reason. Mentoring is the act of one individual helping another to develop, progress and grow in their career
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Introducing PushFar Video Calling

PushFar Video Calling - Mentoring Platform
Since PushFar’s platform was first developed and launched, we have continually strived to push our technology further (no ‘PushFar’ pun intended) and evolve to help facilitate more meaningful mentoring connections, engagements and goal-supporting functionality
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10 Tips for People Managers To Attract Good People into your Organisation

Hiring Talent - Job Interview
In over 20 years working in the areas of people development and talent management, I have noticed several constant and reliable themes about the important role of managers which run true and consistent across industries, functions, sectors, geographies, culture, and fashionable trends
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4 Ways to be More Effective at Work

Productive People - Computer
Finding ways to be more productive and efficient at work is a skill that is highly desired by professionals all over the world. At times, particularly with the rise in remote working, it’s easy to feel that the number of tasks and the complexity of them is increasing exponentially each day
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Mentoring vs Coaching: The Key Differences and Benefits

Coaching versus Mentoring - The Differences
In March 2021, PushFar and our partners at Sheridan Resolutions jointly hosted a webinar entitled ‘Mentoring vs Coaching: What, Why & When’, aimed at looking at the key differences between mentoring and coaching, when to use both learning practices and what the key benefits are
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6 Habits of Highly Effective and Productive People

Habits of Effective People
Being productive, or “effective” consists of, primarily, achieving planned results and developing tasks in a competent and productive way. This sounds simple enough and in some regards it is. It is easy to conclude that this skill is desired by most organisations
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Improve Diversity and Inclusion with Mentoring

Diversity and Inclusion Mentoring
Mentoring is often considered as a vital and integral part to the success of diversity and inclusion employee resource groups, initiatives and focuses. In some respects, it’s obvious that it would be. By providing employees with mentors who they can relate to
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The Six W’s: What are they and How Can You Use them in Coaching?

Coaching Virtually
You may have heard of the Six W’s but then again, maybe you haven’t. Either way, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in this article. The Six W’s are six words, unsurprisingly, beginning with the letter W, to help coaches and the individuals they are coaching
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PushFar and Sheridan Resolutions Announce Strategic Partnership

PushFar and Sheridan Resolutions
PushFar and Sheridan Resolutions Ltd are delighted to announce a strategic partnership to further mentoring and coaching impact through a digital platform.
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Reverse Mentoring - What is Reverse Mentoring, How Does it Work and What are the Benefits?

Reverse Mentoring
Reverse mentoring is one type of mentoring that has seen a huge increase lately. But what really is reverse mentoring, how can it help individuals and organisations, and why might you consider reverse mentoring?
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Stress Management: A Few Steps Towards Healthier Living

Coping with Stress
Nowadays, it is rare to find someone who does not have any complaints about stress. Stress is a term that has been used with increasing frequency by people distressed with traffic, family worries, economic circumstances, insecurities
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Why Senior Leaders Should Ensure Mentoring be on Their Agenda

Senior Leadership Mentoring Meeting
Mentoring is widely recognised as one of the most effective ways in which you can develop. Whether as a mentor or a mentee (someone being mentored), the benefits are far reaching and can truly help with career development, confidence building, learning new skills, networking and far more.
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The Importance of Mentoring Internationally

International Mentoring
Mentoring is widely recognised as one of the most effective ways in which you can develop. Whether as a mentor or a mentee (someone being mentored), the benefits are far reaching and can truly help with career development, confidence building, learning new skills, networking and far more.
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Intrapreneurship: What Is It and How Can You Become an Intrapreneur?

Intrapreneurship and Intrapreneurs
Entrepreneurship, most of you will know all about it already. Some of you will know the word but not have a full comprehension of what it is. But what about intrapreneurship? We confess, when we begun researching intrapreneurs and the concept of intrapreneurship, we weren’t as informed as we should have been
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Self-Motivation: 11 Ways to Increasing Personal Motivation

Self Motivation
Self-motivation is an essential skill for development, both personally and professionally. An individual who understands their desires, values and priorities can understand what really motivates them and, in turn, can channel their energy to reaching fulfilment
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6 Steps to Breaking Your Limiting Beliefs

Breaking Limited Beliefs
Limiting beliefs keep us in our comfort zone. They can greatly limit development and achievement in our goals, both personally and professionally. It is these thoughts, whether conscious or unconscious, that we regard as absolute truths.
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Consider the Importance of Ethical Professionalism for Career Progression

Ethics in Professional Life
With the world feeling more divided than ever before, politically, emotionally and professionally, it is time we stop to analyse our behaviours on an ethical level. On a personal level, ethics are vitally important, but they play an equally important role in our professional worlds
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This National Mentoring Day, Please Try Mentoring – For Your Own Sake!

Virtual Mentoring on National Mentoring Day
National Mentoring Day is an opportunity to find out more about mentoring, find your mentor, volunteer to mentor others and say thank you to those mentors who've helped you. Find out how you can get involved in mentoring now.
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Humanization at Work: A Sustainable Relationship Between People and Organisations

Humanization at Work
The humanization of organisations is an increasingly important trend and increasingly present in forward-thinking organisations, in line with market needs. Communication is one of the best ways to humanize an Organisation, as it connects people to a single goal
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The Key Principles of Building High-Performance Teams

A High-Performance Team
Teams. Whether a sports team, working team or group of entrepreneurs founding their next enterprise; all teams work in different ways. Every team has their own dynamic and, primarily, these dynamics are based on the inherent objectives and motivations, combined with aspects internal to a group and their environment
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8 Top Tips to Preparing for your Next Job Interview and the ‘Weakness’ Questions

A Virtual Video Call Job Interview
Anyone looking for a job knows how difficult it can be to expose strengths and weaknesses to a recruiter or employer. Leadership skills, ease of communication, perfectionism and anxiety all tend to appear frequently in responses, but they are by no means the key to opening a door in the increasingly disputed and competitive jobs market.
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Mentoring Software: The Ultimate Guide - What, Why & How it Works

PushFar's Mentoring Software
Mentoring. It has grown significantly in the last few years as a popular tool for individuals and organisations to develop and progress effectively, both professionally and personally. But what is it, what does mentoring software do and how does it all work?
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Discovering Your Talents – How and Why It’s Important

A Clean Desk with Drawing Pencils
At some point in life it is highly likely that you’ll be asked by someone (you might even be the one asking yourself), what you’re good at. This is a relatively common question, but for some, it can cause distress.
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The Benefits of Motivational Talks for Organisations

A Motivational Talk
Motivational talks can be incredibly powerful and resonate extremely well with individuals. That is probably a given. Yet, the art of communication in public speaking, as a tool for organisations to resolve emotional and organisational conflict is one
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How to Set Achievable Goals and Objectives

Goal Setting
Goal setting is an important process in life. It affects and impacts everything; from thinking about your ideal future and motivating yourself, to turning your vision of the future into reality. The goal-setting process can help you to get to where you want to go.
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Logical Reasoning, Professional Performance and How You Can Improve It

The Rubik's Cube for Logical Reasoning
Ahh, logic. Seems logical, right? Okay, we might have already lost you. Bear with us, this article contains a bit of history, some context, and a few ways in which you can improve your professional performance, with the power of logical reasoning
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Mentoring for Organisational Success: 4 Top Tips to Setting up Your Scheme

Mentoring in an Organisation
Mentoring is one of the single most effective ways to improve employee retention, engagement, cross-organisational knowledge sharing and assist with inclusion and diversity objectives too. So, simply put, mentoring is incredible! To find out more about what mentoring is and how you can get involved, check out our previous article
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What is mentoring and why should you get involved?

Two People Mentoring
Mentoring has been around for a long time. The word Mentor derives from Greek Mythology. Ulysses, before setting out on his epic voyage, entrusted his son Telemachus to the care and direction of his old and trusted friend, Mentor. In modern development terms, mentoring is a 1-2-1 two-way development relationship
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The Importance of Reading – 5 Key Benefits and 5 Recommended Books

A woman reading a book on her bed
Books, ebooks, newspapers or magazines, no matter which ones you decide to immerse yourself in, the simple act of reading is one of the most effective and accessible opportunities for both personal and professional development. It is through reading that one can disconnect from the real world, breaks the boundaries of the imagination, and discovers new universes, without having to go anywhere
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The Importance of Generating a Positive Personal Experience

Customer Experience
Whether entering a new mentoring relationship, signing contracts, closing a deal, networking at a professional event or as an organisation providing customer service, if you can create and generate a positive experience, it will help everyone, significantly. Thinking about a customer's experience means paying attention
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Is Reverse Mentoring for You?

Reverse Mentoring
We all know that mentoring is one of the most flexible, cost effective one- to- one methods for enabling personal development, particularly in the context of being a platform and enabler for career growth. Classically the younger or less experienced mentee seeks advice, and a reflective space to discuss their career goals with a mentor, who is
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Building a Construction Mentorship Programme: Top Tips for Contractors

Mentoring in the Construction Industry
The greatest asset of a construction company is its workforce. The competency of a construction firm’s employees is a huge competitive advantage, especially when bidding for contracts. Unfortunately, not a lot of companies are too keen to invest in attracting fresh talent, cultivating employees’ skills, and making them feel that they are key to fulfilling their companies’ mission
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The True Value of Diversity and Equality in Organisations

Diversity and Equality
Promoting equality and diversity, in all social and economic activities, should now be a no-brainer. Organisations are continuing to engage with diversity and inclusion (which is fantastic), but it is important to remember ‘why’ and what the true value of this is. In addition to strengthening organisational success, boosting business and promoting longer-term sustainable development, engaging with diversity
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10 Platforms of Courses to Help You to Upskill Yourself

Upskill Yourself
Continual development and knowledge-expansion are essential to professionals who wish to remain at the forefront of their industries and organisations. Investing in training will not only help you to ensure you stay where you need to be but bring additional opportunities to learning new strategies and market trends. The working world, in all industries, is constantly changing, and upskilling
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Beginning Your Job Search: Tips to Find a Job Easily

Finding your Dream Job
Over 51% of American employees claim to be actively looking for a job. Finding a new job that offers more pay and better benefits is a lot harder than most people realise. Whether you are trying to make a move from your existing employer or you are unemployed looking for a job, you need to devise a plan of attack.
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8 Key Advantages to Working from Home

Remote Working
Having the option to work in the comfort of your own home, with your own routine, has become a happy alternative for many people in the last few years. For those starting their own business and those seeking out an alternative model to traditional working, working from home has a lot of benefits. Remote and home working can create vast financial savings for startups looking to avoid rent on physical space, and for those looking at lifestyles involving travel, remote working globally (thanks in no small part to the power of the internet) is perfect.
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Mentoring platform PushFar raises £250k Seed Round to support rapid growth

PushFar's Mentoring Software
Career progression platform PushFar has raised a £250k Seed Round from several private investors to bolster its sales and marketing output and hire additional team members. The career progression platform offers an easy and cost-effective way to setup, run and report on mentoring. Features include mentor matching, mentor relationship management and mentor reporting, but the platform goes much further than mentoring alone by helping individuals and organisations across all aspects of career progression.
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6 Top Tips When Working from Home is the Only Option

Working from Home
It’s fair to say that contemporary life has accelerated since the advent of the internet. This, combined with the advance of globalisation, and the continual use of technology have both become irreplaceable to our routine. These factors have all transformed the way we live our lives professionally and personally. Among these changes comes the option for working from home, in which you can be working as a freelancer, developing your own business
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Change Your Mindset: The Way You Make Decisions

Decision Making
The power of the decision making is a highly-important factor in transforming the entire situation you are going through, at any given time. Making decisions is an action and attitude which predominates our lives from a very young age. Maybe that's why, when we realise how important it is to make a decision, we simply stop, from fear, insecurity and ultimately create further indecision?
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Industries that are Seeking Coding Skills in 2020

Coding Skills in 2020
Guest written by Hunter Amato: The push for coding skills across industries knows no bounds. Every industry from agriculture to zoology is becoming more digital with each passing year. If that trend continues, and it most likely will, 2020 will be a wild year for coders! That said, there are a few industries in which the push for coding skills is likely to be a little tougher.
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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Mentoring Others

Mentoring Other People
When we talk of the benefits to mentoring, it is almost always seen as a clear benefit to the mentee (the individual being mentored), and yet it is important to recognise that mentoring others comes with a whole host of fantastic benefits too. At PushFar, we have created the world’s largest and fastest-growing free mentoring platform, so, we thought we would today highlight five key reasons why you should consider mentoring other people and helping with career progression.
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New Year’s Resolutions? Here are 10 Monthly Resolutions to Try Instead!

10 Top New Year's Resolutions
Ahh, a new year, a new set of goals and resolutions. More often than not, we’ll discuss them, share them with our friends and family, try and stick to them and within a few weeks they fade. If you’re succeeding past the end of January, you’re probably in the minority! The reality is, goal setting must be accompanied by a real desire to want to achieve such goals
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7 Ways to Improve Engagement with your Mentoring Programmes and Schemes

How to Ensure Mentoring Engagement
Running a mentoring scheme can be a challenge. Initially there are considerations around uptake, mentor and mentee ratio balances, and then the work required to ensure matching of pairs is effective. Once you’ve matched individuals, you may find there are further challenges with ensuring both the mentors and mentees stay engaged. Fortunately, this is where PushFar’s platform comes into play.
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5 Ways to Set Realistic Goals in 2020

Setting Goals
As we close 2019 and look at the year ahead, many of us will be thinking about how we can achieve more, reach our goals and ultimately feel good about it. Goal setting has always been a tricky one. People often over-aim and then underachieve. This process gives rise to a feeling of disappointment and ultimately doesn’t help at all. After all, if you’ve set a goal that you didn’t achieve, then you’ve failed and, well, that feeling is pretty rubbish. Which is why, when setting goals, it is so important to be realistic with them...
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Choosing a Mentor in Your Industry

Choosing a Mentor
Back in 1624, John Donne wrote the infamous quote, ‘No man is an island.’ Centuries later, this famous line continues to ring true. Everyone, throughout their lives, has at one point or another relied on the guidance of other people to learn new things and pursue their dreams, and the concept of mentorship remains universal. Because having a mentor means being able...
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The Mentoring Money Tree - World Mentoring Day

The Mentoring Money Tree
For a long time, I have been surprised to find that the people I speak to tend to believe they have either not encountered mentoring in their lives, or, they know about mentoring, but don’t appreciate the benefits and opportunities that mentoring can offer them
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Promises and Pitfalls of the CTO

Promises and Pitfalls of the CTO
Business was booming. The software was produced on a high level, everything was working smoothly. All the wheels greased and working in tandem. But, along the way - something went wrong. Out of the blue, the wheels started to squeak. The stream of innovative ideas stopped flowing. The technical debt began to snowball
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15 Famous Mentoring Relationships

15 Famous Mentoring Relationships
We've collated together 15 of the most iconic celebrity mentoring relationships to show that even the most successful individuals need a mentor too! Check them out and see how their mentoring relationships were formed. With everyone from Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, through to Mother Theresa, Michelle Obama and so many more
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PushFar Board Appointments & Advisory Board

Appointment of PushFar's Board
PushFar, announces its new board of directors and advisory board, with the appointment of Martin Sherwood as a Chairman of Board of Directors, Robin Wilkinson as Financial Director, and Martin Kirke as Chairman of the Advisory Board, effective of 1 July 2019
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5 Reasons Why Students on Technology-Focused Courses Should Have a Mentor

Technology Students
We live in a fast-paced, quickly adapting and progressing world, and this is particularly true of the technology industry. Few industries move at such speeds and drive fundamental changes impacting all industries, as that of technology. Keeping up with technological advances, improvements and ultimately positioning yourself
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Why Mentoring is Key in Global Mobility

Finding a Mentor
In a recent survey from BGRS, the third most challenging factor for the Globally Mobility industry in managing Assignments, after compliance and cost containment, was ‘Assignee and Family Adjustment’. I can understand why. For employees travelling to new locations, there are often steep learning curves and vast adjustments
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The Importance of Mentoring for Disability Inclusion

Finding a Mentor
Mentoring is an extremely powerful and effective resource for people of all backgrounds, walks of life and indeed during a wide-range of circumstances in life. Mentors can be a vital support both personally and professionally. At PushFar, we focus on professional mentoring across a number of different categories
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5 Ways to Find a Mentor

Finding a Mentor
Finding a mentor can be a difficult and time-consuming task – it’s part of the reason why we setup PushFar. However, we thought we would take a step back and write an article about how to really find a mentor who will help you to develop your career and guide you through workplace challenges. The first thing to understand about mentoring
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5 Ways to Keep on Top of Your Goals and Aims in 2019

Meet Your Goals
The new year is here, and you have likely either set yourself some new year’s resolutions or at the very least thought about the things you would like to achieve in 2019. And that’s fantastic! Setting goals, targets and aims is a brilliant first step to improving yourself, your career and the world you surround yourself with. The challenge now
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5 Ways to Get Your Mentoring Programmes Working Effectively in 2019

Make Mentoring Programmes Work
In the recent past, employee engagement, staff retention and productivity have become more challenging. With a flourishing jobs market, it’s increasingly tricky to keep employees engaged, working effectively and ultimately happy. And yet, more and more individuals are now looking for mentoring to help them to get ahead in their career, industry and job
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Mentor Matching: 5 Important Factors & Considerations

Manage Mentor Matching
Mentor matching is a tricky task and there are a huge number of factors and considerations that come into play. Ultimately, matches are not always right. For whatever reason, it’s important to recognise that mentor matches won’t be 100% right all the time and that it is okay to end a mentoring relationship ahead of when you had
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Diversity and Inclusion – How Mentoring Can Help Your Organisation

Diversity & Inclusion Mentoring
Diversity and inclusion, D&I, LGBT+ Groups, BAME, equality, disability, the list goes on and on. It is all extremely important to consider if you want your employees to feel engaged, empowered and ultimately succeed within your organisation
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8 Tips to Hire Faster and Find the Perfect Candidate

Hire Candidates Faster
Hiring faster and finding that perfect candidate, the holy grail of recruitment! More and more business are looking to take their hiring in-house and away from expensive recruitment agencies, here are 8 tips that can help you hire faster and still find the perfect candidate
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8 Ways HR Directors Can Engage Their Employees in 2019

Keep Employees Engaged
Employee engagement is vital to organisational success. We all know this. And yet, we understand that it is harder than it might at first seem. There are a whole host of reasons as to why employees may feel disengaged with the organisation
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Student Mentoring - 5 Key Things to Know About It

Student Mentoring
Whether you’re a student, recent graduate or an educator working with students, the chances are that you’ll have come across the concept of mentoring. Mentoring is extremely valuable in learning, educating and developing (both personally and professionally). But the fact is that there are still a lot of people out there who aren’t entirely sure of what mentoring is, how it works and how it can benefit students
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Here’s Why Mentoring is Key to Staff Retention

Mentoring Staff Retention
Mentoring is the act of one professional helping another professional. And while that in itself doesn’t sound like such a big deal, it can be one of the simplest ways to ensure that your employees are engaged, productive and happy in their jobs. We gathered together the statistics from dozens of companies and researchers and consistently found a trend between those employees staying and those who are being mentored
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5 Top Tips for Career Development

Career Development & Progression
Career development is the art of climbing the metaphorical professional career ladder. This might present itself in the form of a pay rise, bonuses, promotion or increased responsibility – often it can present itself in all those forms and sometimes there are other perks too. Career development might include the additional responsibilities of managing others or it could mean looking after a larger client account
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5 Ways to Tackle Demotivation and Re-Motivate Yourself

Tackle Staff Demotivation
Feeling demotivated is horrible. As a start-up entrepreneur, it is something I often face. Here are my five top tips to help you get motivated again. These should work regardless of your situation – whether a student, a working professional, someone on the job-hunt, an entrepreneur or even if you are finding motivation difficult in your personal life! Follow these five steps to re-booting your motivation levels
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What is Mentoring?

What is Mentoring
At PushFar we talk a lot about mentoring. We are a mentor matching, career progression platform, after all. So, we thought we should go back to basics and address one key question – ‘what is mentoring?’. Mentoring is a term thrown around a lot. People speak of having a mentor to help them with their entrepreneurship, with the career progression, sometimes people speak of personal mentoring
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Five Top Tips for Interview Preparation

Interview Preparation
If you’ve secured a job interview at any point in your professional career, you will probably be familiar with the nervous feelings that build as the interview grows closer and throughout the interview process too. While we cannot take nerves out of the process, we can help you to prepare and hopefully give you an extra dose of confidence during your interview
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Five Strategies to Improve Employee Retention, Quickly!

Improve Employee Retention
Employee retention rates are one of just a small handful of key indicators of employee satisfaction, employee engagement, management quality and ultimately HR effectiveness. If you have a high turnover of staff, it can be a big concern, and rightly so. But what can you do as a company director, department head
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Why Entrepreneurs Should Be Mentoring

Entrepreneurial Mentoring
Being an entrepreneur is all about risk taking. That is, in fact, the definition of it. And when you step into the unknown and take risks you will, likely, fail - several times over. That’s not said to scare you. As co-founder of PushFar, my third business venture, I know about failure. Failure can come in all shapes and sizes
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How Mentoring Can Help Your Workforce Engagement

Mentoring Employee Satisfaction
In a recent survey from Gallup, it was found that just 15% of the global workforce are engaged at work. That is a staggering 85% of the global workforce who are not enthusiastic about the work they are doing and who they are working for! If you are someone working in HR, recruitment, management or employee satisfaction
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Finding a New Job: The Ultimate Guide to Finding Jobs and Career Opportunities

Find Jobs
Job seeking. It’s something that almost all of us will have to do at some stage in our career. For most of us, we will go out and look for new jobs on several occasions throughout our professional lives. And it’s not uncommon for an individual to find themselves in a job and not really know exactly how they ended up in it either!
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Diversity Mentoring & Networking

Diversity Mentoring & Networking
Mentoring is a key part to both individual professional growth and also company and organisational growth too. When conducted the right way, mentoring can be an empowering experience for both the mentor and the mentee. Furthermore, it can have a profound affect on professional productivity and boost general employee satisfaction within a company or organisation
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How to Be a Professional Mentor

Find a Mentor
Mentoring is incredibly powerful. It can have a profound affect on people and the advice, support and guidance a mentor can offer is an invaluable resource to millions of people across the world and in a huge variety of situations, scenarios and environments. And yet, for a lot of professionals with a lot of knowledge, the idea of mentoring can be daunting
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Professional Mentoring

Being Mentored
Professional mentoring is the process by which an individual - usually either a student, recent graduate or working professional - guides or is guided by another professional. Aiding career progression; mentors can offer advice, support and assistance, with prior knowledge and experience in a wide-range of topics and scenarios. Mentoring can take place both internally, in the workplace
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When's the right time to leave your job and move to a new company?

Leaving a Job
Leaving a job and a company that you’ve been working for, no matter how long for, can always be tricky. The longer you’ve been working for a company, the harder it becomes. But as the career climate we’re in is promoting change and fresh-starts more than ever before, it’s now more important than ever to evaluate your position, the company you’re working for and where the best opportunities may lie
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Career Progression

Professional Career Progression
Career progression, quite simply put, is the process of climbing the ladder during your working life. Moving forward, being promoted, finding new challenges, new employers, new opportunities and getting the most out of your career. There are a huge number of aspects and elements that can contribute to successful and efficient career progression
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Professional Networking

Professional Networking
Networking. It’s a term that is thrown around a lot. We wanted to really delve into it and explore how professional and business networking, connecting and socialising can you in aid progression, mentoring, climbing the career ladder and getting to the next stage of your professional life. Networking, as defined in the dictionary
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What it's Like Working for a Startup

Working for a Startup
I've recently started working for PushFar and 6 months ago, had no idea I would be doing something like this. So, I want to break down what it's really like to work for a startup as someone who's had no prior experience as well as why I'm here
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Securing an Interview Without a CV - Less Obvious Routes to a Job

Secure First Job
Finding your first job can be tricky. There are often apparent obstacles and challenges in between your application, securing an interview and ultimately finding the role you are looking for. And certainly, this is not getting any easier. We are in an ever-increasing competitive careers marketplace but at the same time, the growth of technology and a whole host of exciting new roles are out there too
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What is a CV, when do you use it and why is a CV is important?

What is a CV
The CV is often considered to be an essential tool for anyone job hunting. And once you’re in work the chances are you will still need one for stepping into new roles, climbing the career ladder and progressing. But what exactly does it do, how should it be structured and how essential is it
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Why do I want to help you with career progression and mentoring?

Career Progression Network
So, we’re building a new platform called PushFar and we have some incredibly exciting plans for it. We are a small, tight-knit, highly-efficient, driven and passionate team. And the features that the platform will include are, even though I say so myself, impressive!
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7 Essential Interview Questions to Prepare For

Job Interview Questions
Interviews can be nerve-wracking moments, you never know exactly what to expect, could it just be basic info about you or might they ask you how to put a giraffe in a fridge. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 7 questions you should be prepared for, along with a little help
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What is Professional Mentoring?

What is Professional Mentoring?
Mentoring is widely recognised as one of the most effective forms of professional career development, training, upskilling and growth. But did you know that mentoring can take a huge range of forms? Everyone has their own perception of what it is to be a mentor or to be mentored, but at PushFar we believe that mentoring is quite simple
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How Networking Events Can Help Your Career Growth

Networking Events
Ahhh, networking events. The chances are that we've thought about attending them at one stage or another in our career. Some of us have gone that step further and attended them. But are you getting what you should be out of them? Here are a few reasons why you should be attending professional networking events and how you can make the most of them
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Here's Why Every Student Needs a Mentor

Student Mentoring
As a student myself, it’s obvious while studying at university that people face all sorts of problems, the content of the course itself, the motivation to work, knowing what direction they’re heading in. These aren’t questions which are often easy to answer and knowing who to turn to can be both difficult and nerve-wracking
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How Can I Improve My Career Progression?

Improve Career Progression
Career progression. It's not always as easy as it may at first appear. On some level, every day that we spend working is progression. But we know that that's not how it always feels. The grind in your job - whether you love or hate your work - can be relentless. It's so common for students, graduates and professionals at all levels to feel despondent
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How to Find a Mentor

Find a Mentor
Mentoring is vital to professional success. Ask any senior executive, company director or entrepreneur and in all likelihood they will have a mentor guiding them. Whether you've been working for 2 months or 40 years, you're never too old (or too young) to be mentored and guided by senior professionals. While Google has
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How Can I Plan Out My Career Path?

Career Mapping
Career progression is important. And having a plan to help you with your career progression is just as important. Even though 99% of the time your career won't take the same path as your plans, having the plan can help you to focus on whats important and act as a fantastic guide for how you spend your working days. But where to begin?
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10 Tips For People Who Don't Know What To Do With Their Career

Figure Out Your Career
If you're on this page then the chances are you're rather concerned about what to do with your life. You found this because you're struggling to work out which career you want to pursue, which jobs appeal to you and how you can figure it all out. Well, rest assured that you are not alone with this problem. Every year, millions of students from around the world graduate
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Why You Should Consider Professional Mentoring

Why Mentor
Have you ever thought about becoming a professional mentor? The reality is that we learn through our mistakes and if we can learn from others' mistakes, then that can help us to grow even more. Imagine if, when we had the odd question, concern or confusion in our professional life, we could turn to someone who's been there before and knows exactly what (or what not) to do?
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