Tool box

In no set order (and with no guarantee the links will remain active), click the name on the right to access the free and useful resources. Please note access to these external web resources are beyond our control and at your own risk.

Tips for business and HR profesionals alike

  • Free career help, business training, organizational development – inspirational, innovative ideas, materials, exercises, tools, templates – free and fun

Businessballs

Sound cloud

  • Free audio downloads that cover business, technology and media.  Users can create a stream and  hear the latest sounds from people they follow.

Soundcloud

Technology skills

  • The extensive Treehouse library of step-by-step video courses and training exercises will give you a wide range of competitive, in-demand technology skills that will help you land your next dream job or build your startup idea. No experience? No problem!

Treehouse

Mind mapping

  • A neat and useful collaborative mind mapping tool for brainstorming and managing ideas in a tree-like diagram with node attributes, easy for publishing and distribution.

Mind42 (Mind For Two)

Free Trade Magazine Subscriptions & Technical Document Downloads 

  • Browse through an extensive list of free business, computer, engineering and trade magazines, white papers, downloads and eBooks to find the titles that best match your skills; topics include management, marketing, operations, sales, and technology. Registration is required but all are absolutely free to professionals who qualify.

Trade Pub

Skills tools for managers and job seekers (well, everyone)!

  • A toolkit that contains more than 700 management, career and thinking skills.

Mindtools

Optical character recognition (OCR) from pdf and image files etc..

  • Upload an image up to 2 MB in pdf, jpg, gif, tiff or bmp format for optical character recognition and get the real text result right on your screen. No registration or email address is required.

FreeOCR

Handy switching tool

  • Let’s say you are browsing the web in Firefox and simultaneously watching a video in Windows Movie Player or QuickTime. The problem is that if you switch to Firefox, the media player window moves to background and vice-versa. convenient calendar view.If you would like to prevent that video clip from hiding even while you bring the browser to the foreground, you may download “Always on Top” – a free utility that will “stick” any program window to the foreground of your desktop with a simple keyboard shortcut.

(automatic downloadAlways on Top 

UK Employment stats

  • The UK Commission for Employment and Skills publishes various sets of data on these pages including labour market stats and government skills data.

DataUKces

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