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LinkedIn can be one of the most powerful tools when it comes to your professional life. Using it correctly can teach you more about your chosen field, help you make new industry connections and even boost your career search.
It’s the same story every year, July and August fly by, and in that time half of the office disappeared on annual leave – while they enjoyed time with their families and soaked up the sun – it often fell to the rest of us to pick up their work and ensure their tasks were completed in their absence. According to research, doing this means not only were we having to work through our lunchbreaks, but a third of us feel overwhelmed with increased workloads and the pressure to deliver even more. So, as work starts to come back to normal, it’s often hard to shake off the feelings of stress and anxiety that you’ve contended with for months.
According to a recent survey, more than half (53%) of accountants agreed that ‘accountancy will always be considered an elite profession’. On top of this, 2 in 5 believed that individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds were not able to progress as well within the profession as those from more affluent circumstances.
Empty Nest Syndrome: Finding a new zest for life
If you’re a parent whose child is about to leave for or has just started university, it’s natural to feel a range of emotions. You’ll no doubt feel happy they have achieved a place and are embarking on an exciting new adventure. At the same time, you may also be feeling a sense of sadness or loneliness. These conflicting feelings often referred to as ‘empty nest syndrome’, are common.