Career advice and resources

How to put together a personal development plan (and change your life)

Jem Collins is the Director and Editor of Journo Resources, a social enterprise that helps people progress within journalism. She is also a former winner of a Rising Stars Award, so knows well the value of investing in your development. Here she speaks about the...

Free training resources to boost your career

Technologies and processes are constantly evolving. To keep your career on track, extra training is a great way to upskill, build confidence and open new opportunities.  Some training courses can be pricey, but we believe skills development should be accessible for...

Using LinkedIn to support your career

Whether you are looking for a job, a fresh start or advice, LinkedIn can be a fantastic resource. However, it can also be a big time waster if you don’t know how to get the best from it. To help, we’ve compiled some of our top tips to make a LinkedIn profile that...

How do I ask for development opportunities at work?

In your career, developing your skills and experience can help you stay up to date with the latest thinking, ensure you remain interested in your current job, and help you find new opportunities. So even if you’re in the dream job or organisation, it’s always a good...

Tools for success – how software training can shape your career

Taking a certified training course can help you gain valuable knowledge in different software applications while opening the door to new career opportunities.  Software and equipment can be a vital tool in many career paths, helping you to complete your everyday tasks...

What skills would help you in your career? 

The Printing Charity's CEO, Neil Lovell, shares his thoughts for prospective Rising Star applicants  Each year we run an awards programme for young people in our sector.  It’s familiar territory for sectors to champion the brightest and the best and we do it by...

Mentoring and personal development

We spoke to Julia Cole, Trustee of The Printing Charity and long term employee of the print sector, to get her views on how to approach personal development. Knowing where to start with personal development can be hard, so why not think about finding a mentor? I'm...

The following training courses were recommended in a recent World Economic Forum article:

Creativity: bringing new ideas to the table 

Banish Your Inner Critic to Unleash Creativity with Denise Jacobs, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Creativity For All (Weekly Series), available on LinkedIn Learning 

Creative Exercises to Spark Original Thinking, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Creativity, Innovation, and Change, available on Coursera 

Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Specialization, available on Coursera 

Creativity & Entrepreneurship, available on edX 

Innovation and Creativity Management, available on edX 

Design Thinking and Creativity for Innovation, available on edX 

Adaptability: thriving in a changing environment 

Managing Stress for Positive Change, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Developing Adaptability as a Manager, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Finding Your Time Management Style, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Adaptive Leadership in Development, available on edX 

Innovation Leadership, available on edX 

Design Thinking and Creativity for Innovation, available on edX 

Persuasion: bringing someone around to your way of thinking 

Persuading Others, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Leading Without Formal Authority, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Persuasive Coaching, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Master Persuasion Psychology, available on Udemy 

Negotiation Skills and Effective Communication, available on edX 

Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking, available on edX 

Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age, available on Courserattings.

Emotional Intelligence: building your awareness 

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Social Success at Work, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Influencing Others, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Leading with Emotional Intelligence, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Personality Types at Work, available on Coursera 

Relationship Management, available on Coursera 

Conflict Management Specialization, available on Coursera 

Empathy and Emotional Intelligence at Work, available on edX 

Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills, available on Coursera 

Collaboration: working successfully with people 

Being an Effective Team Member, available on LinkedIn Learning 

Shane Snow on Dream Teams, available on LinkedIn Learning 

People Management, available on edX 

High-Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation, available on edX 

Collaboration and Emotional Intelligence, available on Udemy