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8 Career Resolutions for 2023

For many of us setting New Year's resolutions is imperative for our personal development. However, resolutions can also prove useful for your career so we have created a list of 8 realistic resolutions to aid in your career development.

CIPD People Management Awards 2022 are now open for entries!

Tell us your story and enter for 2022 Michael Kelly outstanding student awards category – Early bird entry deadline 1st April!

12 Reasons to Study with Acacia

If you are looking to develop your HR or L&D career with a new professional CIPD qualification, it’s likely that you are shopping around and comparing different learning providers.

That can be pretty draining — especially when you have to sift through webpage upon webpage to try and find a simple answer to why you should choose that organisation.

COVID-19: Time for a Career Change?

Discover why you should consider a career in Human Resources or Learning and Development. Plus read how 4 CIPD students made the move into HR and how studying for a CIPD qualification helped! 

How to Ace Your Video Interview During Lockdown

We cover just what you need to make your next video interview your winning ticket to your next job role. 

4 Quick Ways to Improve Your Linkedin Profile

LinkedIn is a great platform for creating and marketing your personal brand and for connecting with professionals in all sectors from around the world.

Mindful Leadership | The Who, the What and the Why?

Below discuss mindful leadership and why it's something to focus on in the workplace moving forward. 

International Organisations and The Problem With “Business Culture”

“If anyone, no matter who, were given the opportunity of choosing from amongst all the nations in the world the set of beliefs which he thought best, he would inevitably—after careful considerations of their relative merits—choose that of his own country. Everyone without exception believes his own native customs, and the religion he was brought up in, to be the best.”
– Herodotus, The Histories –

Be an Advocate for Apprenticeships

HR Advisor Lucy Morrison at Clear Channel discusses being an Advocate for Apprenticeships.

Working With a Career Coach

Acacia tutor and academic head, Dr. Kay Maddox-Daines discusses her coaching style for supporting mid-career decisions.