All Career development articles

  • assesment centre
    Learning

    Preparing for an assessment centre

    If you have been invited to an assessment centre, here are a few ways that you can prepare and perform at your best.

  • Before-accepting-a-job-badge
    Learning

    Eleven things to consider before accepting a job offer

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST

    You have been looking for a new role and have been successful in securing a job offer. Before you accept, here are a few things to consider.

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    Learning

    How do I create a great LinkedIn profile?

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST

    LinkedIn allows people to share ideas, news and information. It is also used widely to network online and find new career opportunities. Here are some tips on creating your LinkedIn profile.

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    Learning

    Using Microsoft Teams for video interviews

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST partnered with Qube Learning

    You may be asked to use a video conferencing platform for your job interview. Learn how to prepare for a virtual interview using Microsoft Teams.

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    Learning

    Researching a company online

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST partnered with Qube Learning

    Qube Learning’s golden rule for a successful interview is making sure you research the organisation in advance. Find out how research can help improve your chances of securing a role.

  • Woman studying her CV at a laptop
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    Get the most out of your CV

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST partnered with Qube Learning

    Do you have a CV and is it relevant? Here are some do’s and don’ts from Qube Learning to ensure your CV helps you find your next role.

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    Learning

    Guidance for writing a covering letter

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST partnered with Qube Learning

    A covering letter is an important document to tell an employer why you’re the right candidate for the job. Find out how to structure the letter and what it should include.

  • smartly dressed woman talking online
    Learning

    Preparing for your digital interview

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST partnered with Qube Learning

    As we have less face-to-face contact at the moment, and with the general increased use of video calling, here are some great tips on how to prepare for your online interview.

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    Information

    Supply chain and distribution courses from Qube learning

    Qube Vision is an online eLearning course catalogue offering online training courses.

  • Senior social media, content and PR manager Katie
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    Working as a senior social media, content and PR manager

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST

    With over 14 years of experience in brand marketing, Katie Gritt tells us about her role at The Entertainer. The essential skills needed for a senior social media, content and PR manager include creativity, flexibility, and the courage to try new ideas and technology. 

  • online trading manager Scott
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    Working as an online trading manager

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    Online Trading Manager Scott talks about his role at The Entertainer. The key skills and attributes required for this job include excellent analytical skills, and the ability to build effective working relationships with other departments.

  • retail marketing manager Mark
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    Working as retail marketing manager

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    With a fun and rewarding role at The Entertainer, Retail Marketing Manager Mark advises on never giving up on an opportunity. Key attributes for this job include enthusiasm, motivation, and excellent project management skills. 

  • Regional manager Camelia
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    Working as a regional manager

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST

    From starting her retail career delivering newspapers, Camelia is now Regional Manager at Paul Smith Retail covering the UK, Copenhagen and Australia. 

  • merchandising manager Dan
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    Working as a merchandising manager

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST

    Dan tells us about his role as Merchandising Manager at Paul Smith Retail. Some of the key skills and attributes for this job include being methodical, analytical and seeing the world from other people’s perspective. 

  • buying manager Patrick
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    Working as a buying manager

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST

    Buying Manager Patrick explains why being analytical, results-oriented, and able to handle a range of demands across multiple timezones is key to his role at Paul Smith Retail. 

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    Guidance

    The benefits of a mentor

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST

    Working with a mentor can improve your emotional and physical health while keeping you motivated and positive on your way to reaching a goal – both at work and at home.

  • Older lady mentoring younger woman
    Guidance

    The benefits of career coaching

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST

    When we’re feeling unsure about things, it can be hard for us to pinpoint exactly what we need to do to move things along. You might not know what to ask yourself at this stage, but a career coach can help you to look at things more objectively and sometimes we can all benefit from a little outside help.

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    Learning

    Networking for your career development

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST

    Networking can be nerve-wracking but it is well worth considering, and can be a really rewarding way to develop your career. Here are some simple things that you can do to make your networking more productive and enjoyable.

  • Jane Wealthall
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    retailTRUST supporting House of Fraser through the upskilling initiative

    Service Manager Jane Wealthall explains how retailTRUST have supported her and her colleagues through the upskilling initiative.

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    Self-development - course

    Source: Learning Pool

    With this module, you’ll learn the skills to assess, formulate, execute and review your own career development plan.