20 Feb 2024

Confidence allows us to reach goals and face challenges that we otherwise would not have the courage to face. You could be applying for a new job, asking for a raise, or speaking to your peers. Confidence is prevalent in all of these tasks. But what about when you need confidence? 18-07 is here to help!We will be sharing 3 ways to help increase your confidence so you can take one step...

30 Jan 2024

We all make mistakes. It’s a part of life; however, these actions can hurt others. Whether in your personal or professional life, learning how to show you are sorry is vital. Good apologies have certain characteristics, so here are the key things to know when giving an apology: 1. Accept Responsibility. A centerpiece of an apology is understanding and accepting responsibility for your...

12 Dec 2023

    Just got out of a job? Everyone goes through a transition period in their lives at least once, yet no one ever advises on how to handle it! That is why we are here today to provide some tips. Firstly, there are 3 stages of transition periods, the long goodbye (mourning the past that is not coming back), the messy middle (when you shed habits and create new ones...

05 Dec 2023

That is a lot of choices, and according to a recent theory by scientists, decisions might be taxing our energy. We all have a threshold for how many decisions we can make. When that threshold runs out, and can not think properly about a decision. You have reached decision fatigue! Hence candy bars are being placed at the end of grocery stores. They hope you will be at your decision limit...

28 Nov 2023

Judgment, predictions, and decisions are, more often than not, dependent on mindset. That said, if you believe in something you are more likely to believe in facts that support your beliefs and see opposing points of view/ideas as an attack on your opinion. You want to defend your beliefs even when there is disputing evidence. This is called the Soldier's Mindset, and it is not helpful. ...

20 Jul 2021

What comes first - happiness or success?  Many individuals desire to be successful in life and typically believe that happiness will come from success in their job, but this is not always correct.  The definition of success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.  Therefore, the true meaning of being successful is doing something that makes you happy.  In order to be a true success, ...

06 Jul 2021

Hello, my name is Ethan, and I am an intern for 18-07. I am a college student in the United States, and for the past year I have been doing online classes with limited social contact. This semester my university is going back to 100% in-person classes. I am excited to get back to in-person classes, but I am also nervous as I have not been in a proper education environment for over a year...

02 Jul 2021

Looking for things to do to start July off well? This list from Katie McCabe at timeout.com has some great ideas (along with dates, times and locations for your convenience) for activities. Here is a quick look at some of these ideas: Hang out in the new Serpentine Pavilion Watch the Euros with a huge crowd of football fans Buy direct from artists at the The Other Art Fair ...

09 Feb 2021

Covid-19 has had a devastating effect for many employees, explaining gaps in our CVs can be a worrying time without the added difficulty of the current employment market. At the latest count approximately 1.72 million people are looking for work, from our experience being upfront and honest about the gaps on your CV is always best. When explaining your CV to potential employers you contr...

02 Feb 2021

As we move into a new month and further into the new year it so important to maintain a realistic and structured routine (where possible). As the lines between work and home become blurred, we have compiled our top tips to ensuring you stay positive during this time. Structure your day We are creatures of habit – breaking the day up into manageable chunks enables us to focus. Struc...

29 Jan 2021

We have made it to the end of January! It may have been a challenge at times but we got there. Looking back at the month we wanted to share with you: Shane Rodgers article, 7 Ways to Reboot Yourself for 2021. As we move into February, the feeling of growing confidence is palpable and Rodgers article is an excellent pick me up for mental and digital health, through his discussion of: ...

19 Jan 2021

In our blog last week on Ghosting, we briefly discussed the move from face-to-face interviews to virtual interviews. This week we wanted to dive deeper into ‘The Art of the Virtual Interview’, naturally we are all used to the initial face-to-face first impression. Covid has undoubtedly altered the hiring process, in this difficult market it is essential that interviewees are able to navi...

08 Jan 2021

We are very excited to announce the launch of the 18-07 book club! This will be a monthly review of our current favourite or debate inducing read, our recommended reads will be focused towards career development. We are kicking off the first book club with a truly impressive read, we tore through it in a couple of days and would highly recommend reading, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. On ...

05 Jan 2021

Happy New Year! We hope you had a healthy and safe Christmas. A New Year means new resolutions, with Christmas being different this year it gave us more time than usual to revaluate and take stock. On average we spend 84,365 hours of our lifespan at work – needless to say it is important to enjoy what you do! A job search requires a strategy, similar to moving house it does not hap...

11 Dec 2020

We may have all been isolating at home but that didn’t stop the team making the most of virtual London! Though Lockdown 1.0 and 2.0 is behind us, we appreciate that is still essential to be cautious – here are some of things the team got up to through the Lockdowns and many of these are still available now! The National Theatre at Home! This was a favourite with the team, the Natio...

09 Dec 2020

The Damage, Explained In the time of Covid19 using our devices effectively, rather than passive scrolling, is crucial. We are accessible 24/7 and spending less time away from our tech. The temptation to reach for our phones and scroll through our social channels when we hit ‘a wall’ is strong. Whereas, if we were in the office, we would be able to bounce ideas amongst the team. In a ...

21 Apr 2020

In times of crisis it serves best to not only count our blessings but also dig deep and look for the opportunities a challenging circumstance presents.  All of us are facing, in different ways, changes and challenges to our normal. Here is a tick list of some points to remember when making the most of lockdown: Network building Reconnect with your network – remind people you...