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We have previously shared some tips about how to make the most of your CV or resume in an issue of our Student Focus magazine. Following on, Linda Wilkin, shares her tips for the next stage, the interview

Taking on a business leadership role is both exciting and challenging. One of the most thrilling executive experiences is seeing a business idea take-off. Whether your objective is start-up, growth, recovery or mergers and acquisitions, you’ll need a compelling plan to reach your goals. Rob May, CEO at ABE, gives you his top ten tips on creating and delivering a successful corporate strategy.

Congratulations, you’ve made a good enough impression on the hiring manager and just secured your dream job. The hard work does not stop there though – it’s just as important to make a good impression once you start role. Always remember; the first week of a new job is crucial in setting the tone for the rest of your time there.

Here are our top 5 useful tips to help you make a great first impression in your new job:

Festus, a proactive family man from Nigeria,  has a natural creative flair, and  has always been drawn to the dynamic nature of the business world. He was quick to recognise the importance of  furthering his business knowledge, to strengthen his skillset and excel in a working environment. 

 He gives us an insight into how studying an ABE Marketing Management qualification has changed his life for the better...

 “Admittedly my skills needed to be polished. Studying  an ABE qualification has positively impacted my ability to deliver within my job and has also contributed to a promotion”

Man struggling to remember somethingThis piece was written by Jackie Edwards; a freelance writer, with a vast amount of experience in further education teaching. Her passion for inspiring students to develop a love for learning is evident in her writing, as she shares her tips on how you can further your business career by improving your memory.

Business group mixedWhether you are running a business, a department or a project, successfully managing a team of people is a vital component of many managerial roles.  Here are some tips to being an exceptional team leader.

Zin ZinZin Zin is managing two jobs and came to see us just after she had gained her Masters degree with a full scholarship from Huddersfield University in the UK.  She tells us how it all began with ABE...

“ABE is very intensive.  There are lots of theories mixed with practical experience.  Students get a good grounding in business management at all levels and they cover a lot of subjects. This helps because later you can concentrate your studies on a subject that really interested you.”

Optional unit visual imageWhen you start your ABE Level 5 or Level 6 qualification one of the things you will need to think about is which optional units to choose.  If you go on to a Bachelors or Masters programme these too may require you to select from a list of several subject options.

If you are finding this prospect daunting here are some ideas about how best to approach your selection.

AusmanAusman is enjoys his work as an HR officer and feels ABE has really supported his development as an all round business professional.

"ABE has a unique syllabus which helps any student studying with this board to be open minded about the business environment."

Group in MyanmarABE's regional director, Kate Winter, reports on her recent visit to Myanmar and how proud we are that ABE alumni are at the heart of driving change.

Certificates are usually dispatched from ABE’s London office six to eight weeks after results are issued.

Business man & lady with tabletBusiness leaders come in all shapes and sizes, but not every leader of every organisation is considered great.  Some may do wonders for the business’s profit but alienate its workers, whilst others can be loved by the staff but fail to make the tough decisions needed to keep the business thriving.  

As you work through your ABE qualifications you will learn about leadership and management in much more depth, but here is a brief outline of some of the qualities needed to be considered a great leader.