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Our top 5 most popular blog posts of 2017

19-Dec-2017 14:18:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in The Insurance Institute

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As we head into the New Year, it's time to reflect on what was hot (or not) in 2017. So, here is the annual round-up of our top performing posts - put the kettle on, sit back and enjoy!

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The 5 most common CPD submission blunders (and how to avoid them);

14-Dec-2017 18:30:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers

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As the 31st of December CPD submission deadline fast approaches, our Member Services team have pulled together their list of the 5 most common mistakes that members have made over the years when it comes to CPD submissions and more importantly, what you can do to make sure you avoid them!

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CPD: Dealing with my first end-of-year submission

01-Dec-2017 13:18:16 / by Tom Grace posted in Industry Insights, Careers, Student Stories, Study and exams, The Insurance Institute

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When I received my APA (Accredited Product Adviser) designation at the end of last year, I gave myself a little pat on the back for a job well done. It was a great feeling to get recognition for the hours of study I’d put in on top of my day job, a feeling that I’m sure was shared by all graduates at conferrals earlier this year.

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Your end-of-year CPD checklist

31-Oct-2017 09:31:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Industry Insights, Careers

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With the end of the year fast approaching, the countdown to CPD compliance is on. This can be a busy and stressful time of year, so the last thing you need on top of a hectic work schedule and a long Christmas shopping list is the last-minute scramble to complete and submit your CPD.

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How insurers can take advantage of the Internet of Things

19-Oct-2017 15:59:33 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Industry Insights

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Internet of Things (IoT) technologies allow multinational giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Netflix to better serve their customers. But it's not just the larger players taking advantage of IoT and insurers are behind the curve when it comes to utilising these technologies. The insurance industry has much to learn from tech start-ups, writes Hesus Inoma, CEO and Founder of WeSavvy.

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MCC 2017: What you need to know

16-Oct-2017 09:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Industry Insights

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At the beginning of September, the Central Bank published revised minimum competency requirements. The MCC is relevant for those at work in insurance – here, Siobhan Wynne from The Insurance Institute highlights the key points you should know about the recent updates.

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Stress management tips for managers

09-Oct-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Industry Insights

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Dr Kimberley Fitzgerald, Chartered Psychologist, discusses how leaders and senior executives can deal with the daily pressures that go hand-in-hand with task management, people management and self-management.

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Student Stories: Advice from an ACII

02-Oct-2017 09:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Study and exams, Student Stories

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Patrick Dunne Geraghty ACII of Aviva earned his ACII designation in less than 12 months. We spoke to him to hear his advice on balancing studying towards an advanced qualification with the pressures of work and family life.

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What is your learning style? [QUIZ]

18-Sep-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Study and exams

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When you are studying towards any qualification, knowing your learning style can help you get off to the best start possible. We have created this quiz to help you identify your learning style and find out which of our study supports will work best for you.

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The 10 most common exam mistakes (and how to avoid them)

28-Aug-2017 08:54:41 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Study and exams

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When it comes to an exam, all students know that every single mark counts. Good exam technique and precise time management can be the difference between passing and failing, and all too often these are the areas where students tend to miss out on the opportunity to gain more marks.

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