Top tips on preparing for a job interview

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You have done the hard work – applying for a job and getting an interview but how do you put yourself in the best position to land the role. Preparation is key.  First impressions count, so making a positive impression is obviously going to increase your chances of success. Here are some top tips to […]

Top tips for success when applying for your first job

How do you stand out from the crowd when applying for your first job? As an HR professional that is the number one question that I am asked when meeting students looking for that first break into the world of work. It can be a daunting task and you often only have one chance to […]

Top tips on how to get the most benefit from a break from work

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Even workaholics need to take a break from work. It’s not just a ‘nice to do’ but switching off from work is essential for your well-being. But how do you disconnect from work and resist the urge to check your work emails when smartphones and tablets make us so easily connected? Here we offer some […]

Considering a new career? Top tips on how to transfer your skills


Are you stuck in a rut, or in a career that doesn’t really interest you? Wish you could try something new but don’t think you have the right skills? Think again. Transferring your skills into a new career, such as the growing and fast-paced tech space, can be an exciting process.  Here are some top […]

Top tips on how to have a difficult conversation at work

There are always going to be those times in our working life when we need to have that difficult conversation.  They’re often awkward, perhaps even unpleasant, but unfortunately inevitable.  Whether it’s the perpetual poor time keeper, the underperformer or the ‘drainer’ who generates a negative vibe, we’ve all been there. And burying your head in […]

Top tips on how to climb the career ladder

Top Tips on how to climb the career ladder

Do you remember being asked as a child ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’  I swayed between being a nurse, an air stewardess and a hotel manager on a regular basis. But whether you said, for example, doctor, vet, TV presenter, dancer, astronaut, or Bob the Builder – I bet you […]

It’s time to blossom: Top tips on how to find a new job


Spring is in the air and so is the feeling of rejuvenation and new beginnings, with longer days, plants blossoming and the sounds of bird song. With such positive energy in the air, it’s also traditionally the time of year we look to have a good ‘spring clean’ to declutter and reboot.  And part of […]

How to make sure your CV is just the job


It pays to make a good first impression and that’s particularly true when it comes to looking for a new job. That is why a CV that helps you stand out from the crowd and gain an interview with a prospective employer is so important. It’s a chance to showcase your skills, experience and qualities, […]

Zonal heralds awards shortlist

It is with great pride that Zonal can announce it has been shortlisted for the prestigious Herald Top Employer Awards 2022. In the running for two awards – Medium Employer of the Year and Scottish Top Employer – Zonal fought off competition from a huge number of entries from every possible sector. The award organisers […]


What is #NoWrongPath? It’s a social media movement that was launched back in 2017 by Developing the Young Workforce to provide inspiration and reassurance to young people receiving their exam results. While some young people may feel disheartened by their results, the movement aims to show how many diverse and interesting job opportunities exist across […]