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Career Journeys for Young People

Episode 41 of bookcareers.com Live It is an exciting time as bookcareers publishing launches this week, with our first book Career Journeys for Young People. But even though we’re experienced publishers we still faced many unexpected challenges along the way. One of which we hope no other publisher ever has to face. In this episode of […]

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Menopause in the Workplace

Episode 40 of bookcareers.com Live Book Publishing is an industry where the majority of employees are female. But whatever your gender and whether you’re an employer or an employee how can you help and support your colleagues who may be going through the menopause? Maybe it is you who is currently menopausal, how can you […]

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Overworkers Anonymous

Episode 39 of bookcareers.com Live Are you constantly working long and excessive hours? Is your workload completely unmanageable? Do you find yourself always having to cover for colleagues who are leaving and not yet replaced? Then the chances are you are a chronic overworker, and fall under the umbrella of ‘Overworkers Anonymous’. This week’s episode […]

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Surviving the Launch Party

Episode 38 of bookcareers.com Live It’s September and we’re now well into launch party season. But what if you’ve never been to a publishing launch party before? What is its purpose and what is expected of you? Is everyone allowed to switch off and party, or are you only there to serve glasses of warm […]

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Giving and Receiving Feedback

Episode 37 of bookcareers.com Live This episode focuses on giving and receiving feedback. In any work situation you are likely to give or receive feedback. How can you sensitively ask for feedback? Then, you might not welcome or like the feedback given, but how can you respond to feedback that might be negative? If it […]

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Remote Working

Episode 36 of bookcareers.com Live Have you ever thought about whether your job could be completed remotely? Do you really need to be in the same office as all your colleagues every day? Is remote working right for you? In this episode of bookcareers Live we discuss remote working and whether it is right for […]

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Honestly, do you think you are underpaid?

Episode 35 of bookcareers.com Live We’ve put out a call for questions for our 2020 Salary Survey. In this episode of bookcareers Live we look at some of the new questions introduced in recent years. One of the recent questions was ‘Honestly, do you think you are underpaid and if so, by how much and […]

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Salary Survey 2020 – Call for Questions

We are now putting out a call for questions for our 2020 Salary Survey. This will be the 24th anniversary of our very first Salary Survey, which has grown from looking at salaries and job security into becoming a survey of around 56 questions, looking at education, employment trends, digital skills and training data.  We […]

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Skills Shortages in Publishing

Episode 34 of bookcareers.com Live Going through a number of old papers, we came across an old article attacking the skills shortages in publishing. It’s been reproduced in this episode. Please take a listen and let us know  how relevant it is today. Does it describe your current workplace? Are the issues covered the ones […]

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Summertime Blues – Coping with Boredom

Episode 33 of bookcareers.com Live It’s the August Bank Holiday week and the next Bank Holiday isn’t until Christmas Day. How will you cope if you’re bored in your job? This episode of bookcareers Live looks at the Summertime Blues and boredom within a job. If you’re at Entry Level, does every task feel boring […]

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