Training Blog
Blog Archives

FEU Training Blog

WELCOME to the FEU Training blog. Every month we will focus on subject areas that will help you overcome the challenges of freelance work.


What’s all the fuss about ‘mindfulness’?

MINDFULNESS IS one of the latest buzzwords but what is it and why has it become so popular? What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is at the core of many Buddhist practices and includes many forms of meditation. It is also about

Posted in FEU Training Blog

Starting out as a creative freelance?

AFTER OUR Get Fit for Freelancing workshop recently (targeted at young members and new entrants), I found myself wondering, of all the tips and advice offered, what was the single most useful recommendation I could make? How could I distil a

Posted in FEU Training Blog

How to land on your feet as a freelance

Getting started in a career in the creative and media industries can be tough. It’s a competitive world and staff jobs are few and far between. Increasingly, new entrants have to break into the arts or journalism as freelances and many

Posted in FEU Training Blog, Latest News

Mind the Gap!

IF YOU ARE anything like me, every time you have a lull, as soon as you get booked up with work again, you have instant 20/20 clarity about how you should have spent your free time! Learning to make the

Posted in FEU Training Blog

Interview tips

THERE ARE a few recurring themes that seem to reliably crop up when we run our Interview Skills workshop ‘You’re Hired’, and last week’s was no exception. Here are three common blind alleys and how to avoid them. 1. Be clear

Posted in FEU Training Blog

Lost your va va voom?

THE INSPIRATION to come up with new ideas is usually second nature to creative people. However, sometimes we simply run out of gas. If you feel like you’ve had your last good idea, don’t panic. Most of us hit the

Posted in FEU Training Blog

The CV Holy Grail

The CV Holy Grail What’s the one thing that every prospective client or employer should know about you? It’s unlikely you will have an immediate answer to this question, because it’s a bit like the Holy Grail, something we seek

Posted in FEU Training Blog

Who’s driving your Ferrari?

IF YOU OWNED a brand new, top of the range Ferrari, would you let your neighbour’s 17 year-old drive it, just because they asked nicely? I imagine you would want to know if they’d passed their driving test. You’d probably

Posted in FEU Training Blog

Spring Forward, Don’t Fall Back

YOU ARE doing too much: your To Do list is creaking and your calendar looks like a game of Tetris. It’s time to have a spring clean of your work. This isn’t some idealistic fantasy either, this is practical and this

Posted in FEU Training Blog

Negotiating with confidence

LEARNING TO NEGOTIATE, and standing up for what you want or need will not just help you professionally, it will help you to do more of what you want at home, with friends and in all areas of your life. However,

Posted in FEU Training Blog

Log in

FEU Training Blog

Latest Tweets

  • Learn how to be more work efficient and effective at our Creative Productivity workshop in Manchester, 3 Jun https://t.co/rp3MUIrXYu - about 7 hours ago
  • Learn how your blog can best help your creative work at our Manchester workshop, 2 Jun - free to members https://t.co/rp3MUIrXYu - about 1 day ago
  • Thanks to everyone who took part in our #effective #communication workshop with @MuMcC today. Fantastic group! https://t.co/swaOfWDXkT - about 5 days ago
  • Lots of great ideas & motivation at today's #effective #communication workshop with @MuMcC @MuMcC. https://t.co/NRD6kXM53r - about 5 days ago
  • Good morning! We're @WeAreTheMU today for our #effective #communication workshop with @MuMcC & we have biscuits! https://t.co/o2Aak9wBGW - about 5 days ago