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Christian Harris is the owner of BCW and PrizeTopia (an incredible prize giveaway site). Christian has over 20 years’ publishing experience and in that time has contributed to most major IT magazines and Web sites in the UK. He launched BCW in 2009 as he felt there was a need for honest and personal commentary on a wide range of business computing issues. Christian has a BA (Hons) in Publishing from the London College of Communication.

5 Apps Every Job Seeker Needs

You’re probably busy leading a very hectic life and may not have time to spend job searching. Luckily for you, there’s an app for that – as is usually the case – will let you perform quick and easy job searches on the go. Below are five of the best apps you can use to find your dream job, and you can even apply through them too! 1. Indeed Indeed is one of the best apps for finding both part-time and full-time jobs in casual industries such as hospitality. Indeed’s app is search-based which makes it more difficult for passive searching, and you do need to fill in some information before you can use it. You can also upload your resumé and apply to jobs with one click, so once you’ve got all the initial configuration out of the way, you’re good to go. 2. Glassdoor Glassdoor is both a job sear...

What Pathway Will Work Best For Your Career In Technology?

If you’re someone who is technically-minded, and you think that a career in the tech field would suit you, then there are different approaches to take to get started. Certainly, if you want to begin quite young and prefer to learn essential computing skills on-the-job, being an apprentice is one route to take. Alternatively, you could be self-taught, which is challenging and requires more focus and determination. Advancing your knowledge to the point where you could take a Computer Science degree is another approach too. Let’s now examine the options for a career in technology depending on your age and current circumstances. Going the apprenticeship route Being an apprentice is a well-worn path where you start at ground level, learn on-the-job and eventually graduate as an apprentice. The ...

Top Tips For Creating A Professional Looking Website On A Budget

Where it used to be that businesses were able to get by without a website, today that is no longer the case. Businesses are now becoming more aware of the value that a website offers, which is prompting them to take the necessary steps to create one. However, despite all the research, some two million small businesses within the UK still don’t have a website at the moment. As a small business owner or entrepreneur, it can seem hard to justify spending the money to build a website, but here’s the thing – without that website, you could be losing out on revenue. In fact, statistics show that for these small business that don’t have a website, it is actually costing them £343bn per year. If you own a business that doesn’t have a website, and you’re ready to take the st...

REVIEW: HP Elitebook 1040 G4

Late in 2017 at its Reinvent event (HP’s largest global partner conference), the US-based company outlined its vision to design solutions for the way people now work and live, with the introduction of new premium laptops and all-in-ones, along with displays and accessories. Recognising the change of where and how business professionals operate (54 percent of work being done outside of the office), the fourth-generation Elitebook 1040 G4 laptop (starts at £1,179; £2,137 as tested, ex. VAT) is a 14-inch ultraportable with remote management and security designed to enable greater productivity beyond the office. Design & standout features As traditional boundaries between work and life blur, HP is focussed on designing customer experiences that allow users to seamlessly transition be...

4 Steps To A More Effective Marketing Strategy

Effective marketing is essential to the long-term survival of any business, but it is something that many businesses still aren’t approaching properly. There is far too broad a perception that the best approach to marketing is to simply throw money at the problem. In actual fact, with the right approach to marketing, the costs don’t need to be anywhere near as high as they are for many businesses. By taking a smarter approach to your marketing strategies, one that prioritises efficiency, you will naturally generate a high ROI, even on relatively modest marketing campaigns. These are the steps you need to take to transform your approach to marketing so that it brings maximal benefits to your revenues, and to your brand awareness. 1. Do your research Spending money upfront on commissioning d...

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