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    Working as the head of online performance

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    Head of Online Performance Paula Bobbett loves her fast-paced role at Dixons Carphone and enjoys the variety the job offers. If you have great data, commercial, creative, interpersonal and digital skills, this could be the ideal role for you.

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    Working as an emerging talent manager

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    Jonny Bevan has been working in retail since he was 16 years old, and is currently the Emerging Talent Manager at Dixons Carphone. Jonny reveals that this is one of the most rewarding jobs in the business because he gets a chance to recruit our future retail leaders and watch them develop in their roles.

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    Working as an ecommerce visual merchandising manager

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    Ecommerce Visual Merchandising Manager Elinor desribes why it is important to be customer-obsessed. Retail is a growing sector for ecommerce, and this role is a great way to drive revenue while looking at the bigger picture.

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    Working as a product designer

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    Product Designer Christina works in the digital team at New Look. Christina highlights how significant continued learning is for an exciting and ever-changing career in the digital space.

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    Working as a product manager for mobile apps

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    Product Manager Szilvia manages the mobile apps at New Look. Szilvia explains that if you are a go-getter with superb organisation skills, and you love both fashion and digital, this is the ideal job for you.

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    Working as a senior social media, content and PR manager

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    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. 

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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.

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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. 

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    Working as a regional manager

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

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    Working as a merchandising manager

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    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. 

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    Working as a buying manager

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    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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    Writing a CV - course

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    This course will explain what you need to include within your CV, problems you may face and how to present your finished CV. 

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    Interview skills - course

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    This e-learning module will explain the importance of interview preparation, as well as providing helpful hints and tips on interview questions and how to combat nerves.

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    Guidelines for creating a great presentation

    Pat Flynn shows that by following a few simple rules and some guidelines, you can create a great slide deck to support your presentation and ensure that you’ll captivate your audience, standing out as a top presenter.

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    TED's secret to great public speaking

    TED Talks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from speakers at the TED conference.

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    Public speaking - tips for beginners

    If you don’t have much experience of public speaking, these tips from Communication Coach Alex Lyon will help you improve your public speaking and presentations skills.

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    Tips to combat anxiety in public speaking

    Getting nervous before and during a presentation is completely common, but you don’t have to let nerves effect your performance.

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    How to improve your body language in presentations

    Non-verbal communication and body language play a big role in conducting a successful presentation. Communication Coach Alex Lyon outlines the key dos and don’ts for body language when giving presentations.

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    The importance of interpersonal skills in the workplace

    The ability to communicate effectively in an organisation depends heavily on people’s interpersonal skills. This animated video runs through the seven main areas of interpersonal communication needed to perform effectively at work.

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    How to find your first job with no experience

    If you’re looking for a job with no experience, this video is for you. Linda Raynier explains how you can get a job without experience once you know what makes you valuable, and how you are able to articulate this to employers.