Progressing your career

Learn about the strategies you can adopt and the resources you can use to help progress your career.

  • Middle aged man making notes on a pad looking happy

    Five steps to help you crush your career rut

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Rosie Mullender

    If you feel like you’re going nowhere, it might be time to change direction.

  • Barista workers having fun

    Eight ways to get noticed at work

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Miranda Eason

    Feeling overlooked? From figuring out your personal brand to the one thing you should do in every meeting, get noticed for the right reasons with eight strategies to stand out at work.

  • Woman sat at laptop holding a coffee

    How do I create a great LinkedIn profile?

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    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.

  • Networking scene in office

    Networking for your career development

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    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

    The Retail Trust supporting House of Fraser through the upskilling initiative

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

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    The benefits of a mentor

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    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

    The benefits of career coaching

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    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.

  • Fast track your career

    Strategies to use for fast-tracking your career

    Job Interviewology shares some key strategies to accelerate your career, secure senior-level positions, make strategic career moves, plan and stay ahead of the competition.

  • Networking online

    How to network online and build a strong social circle

    Think Media examines the importance of networking and shares three big tips and tools for building influence with online video, to ultimately help grow your network and build a strong social circle.

  • Building your personal online brand

    How to create your own personal brand

    Building a personal brand involves creating a recognisable professional profile which you can grow both online and offline, and use to market yourself to prospective employers. 

  • Online networking

    The role of online networking when job seeking

    Linda Raynier shares her five key steps to network online to ultimately land more interviews beyond just submitting an application online.

  • Starting out in retail

    The best job search websites

    Techboomers talks about the best places to look online when you’re trying to find a new job, change careers, or get started in the work, sharing tips to help you get hired.

  • Before accepting a job

    Eleven things to consider before accepting a job offer

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    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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Here are some of the subjects we cover:

  • Managing stress
  • Giving up smoking
  • Core skills to help you at work
  • CV and interview support
  • Redundancy
  • Loss and bereavement