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Please click read more to watch the team at Starting Off talk about National Apprenticeship Week http://bit.ly/3j2wbwY ...

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On:01-02-2021
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Meet Scott and listen to his thoughts about job interviews. Please click read more:  http://bit.ly/3qFOeLX ...

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On:21-01-2021
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Register with an agency Agencies are still looking for people to represent in 2021.  Elaine Weir, director of CVFriends Ltd, says: 'Build up a positive relationship with an agency and, where possible, look for an in industry specific recruiter.' Cromwell Medical Staffing, is one example of a specialist recruiter looking for more staff.  It's a leading supplier of agency nurses and says there's a high demand for nurses with ITU experience, general nurses and theatre qualified staff. Bethany Last, managing director of the firm, says: 'Working through a recruitment agency allows our staff to choose the hours and shifts that helps to support their work life balance, the hours that fit around childcare, for example.' Weir adds: 'Don't excessively hassle the recruiters but schedule a regular time to keep in contact to make sure you...

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On:20-01-2021
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Getting your CV right is easily the most important part of the job application. But you’re not going to get past a recruiter or a tricky HR manager if you pull one of the most common CV mistakes. Here are five to avoid…. Always, always tailor your CV to the role. Many job applications go through software before they make it to a human, being scanned for keywords that match the original job advert. Make sure yours has the best chance of getting through – and impressing the person at the other end – by tweaking your CV to the job. Simple one, but so obvious: use the spellcheck. It’s a feature built into Word and there are free tools to use online if you don’t have it. Don’t rule yourself out of the running with a basic typo. Don’t go over two pages. The ideal CV length is two sides — recruiters are busy people,...

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On:20-01-2021
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Hollie Apprentice at Halifax. Click read more to watch. https://bit.ly/3o0od8r ...

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On:20-01-2021
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Hey guys, meet Hannah, click read more.... http://bit.ly/3p31WIe ...

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On:20-01-2021
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Sam is at University but also has an excellent job. Click Read More to watch his story. http://bit.ly/38YzcuB ...

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On:20-01-2021
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Earn a Certificate; When you complete the Virtual Programme, you’ll earn a personalised completion certificate to share with prospective employers and your professional network. Learn directly from a Company; Our Virtual Programmes have been created by local and national companies. You’ll receive instructions from our team. Do it in your own time; Fit the Virtual Programme in with your busy schedule. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals. Make your CV and LinkedIn stand out; You’ll be able to include this experience on your CV and LinkedIn profile. Demonstrate that you’re ambitious, hardworking and have developed valuable practical skills. Set yourself up for success; No more applying for jobs without knowing what the role involves. Build the confidence and practical skills that employers are looking for. ...

By: Admin.
On:19-01-2021
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Short video from Northampton College https://bit.ly/39GAfi6 ...

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On:15-12-2020
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On:15-12-2020
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On:15-12-2020
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Click 'read more' to watch Apprentices at Siemens.  http://bit.ly/3nlbsWl  ...

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On:15-12-2020
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Why not check out the opportunities at Moulton College - http://bit.ly/3gLtJKa ...

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On:15-12-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Scott's short film, where he discusses his role. https://bit.ly/3lz3GGQ ...

By: Admin.
On:04-12-2020
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Highlight.... Meet Sarah she's a mural artist. Find her story under Designs, Arts & Crafts. https://bit.ly/2VotaMo ...

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On:02-12-2020
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Highlight - Meet Scott from Evolve a Robotics Comapny. Search in Computers & IT. https://bit.ly/3k6oTbh ...

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On:02-12-2020
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Highlight - Meet Toby an airline pilot for TUI. Search under Travel & Tourism. https://bit.ly/2TdEnOZ ...

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On:02-12-2020
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Highlight... Meet Dean an Ex-professional footballer. Find Deans story under Sport & Leisure. https://bit.ly/39pC8B4 ...

By: Admin
On:02-12-2020
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If you have a disability or long term health condition, you’re protected against discrimination by law. Over recent decades we’ve seen a huge change in workplace culture in the UK, but it’s important to acknowledge that applying for a job is still not always easy. By considering companies that hold a Disability Confident badge, you can be assured that the company has committed to build a more inclusive workplace that gives disabled people an opportunity to thrive at work.  And the great news is that more than 18,000 companies have signed up nationwide.   What is Disability Confident? Disability Confident (external website) is a Government-backed 3-step scheme  promoting good employer practices to support disabled people to get into work and progress.  This means you can be confident approaching a signed-up company about workpla...

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On:02-12-2020
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Finding yourself centre stage at an interview, for the first time in many years, can be one of the most daunting and frightening experiences you can have. In a world that has changed dramatically over the past few months, and in a competitive job market, you may worry that your skills are outdated or no longer relevant, and this can have a huge impact on confidence.    But have you considered your transferable skills?  Employers recognise and appreciate that not everyone is equal, so highlighting transferable skills such as teamwork, organisation and leadership experience can often be the winning formula to a successful interview. Getting through to interview proves you have ticked the basic boxes, but face to face is when the judging really starts, and you have to showcase the best person you can be. If you struggle with confidence – think back to a time ...

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On:02-12-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Toby's short film, where he discusses his career journey. https://bit.ly/36nusxs ...

By: Admin.
On:27-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Mollie's short film, where he discusses her career journey. https://bit.ly/33uiTmu ...

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On:30-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Kozzy's short film, where he discusses his career journey. https://bit.ly/2KP6fI1 ...

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On:30-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Millie's short film, where he discusses her career journey. https://bit.ly/3lm4EWR ...

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On:30-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Lauren's short film, where he discusses her career journey. https://bit.ly/2Vi4aX5 ...

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On:30-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Emilys short film, where he discusses her career journey. https://bit.ly/3mAqjfv ...

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On:30-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Megan's short film, where he discusses her career journey. https://bit.ly/3mqLnVE ...

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On:30-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Sean's short film, where he discusses his career journey. https://bit.ly/3lkjmNR ...

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On:30-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Ashley's short film, where he discusses her career journey. https://bit.ly/3fNZTEp ...

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On:30-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Lewis's short film, where he discusses his career journey. https://bit.ly/2VhOmUh ...

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On:30-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Adam's short film, where he discusses his career journey. https://bit.ly/3moHCjc ...

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On:30-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Jodie's short film, where he discusses her career journey. https://bit.ly/3qd4V1M ...

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On:30-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Alexia's short film, where he discusses her career journey. https://bit.ly/3qhpE4S ...

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On:30-11-2020
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Please click READ MORE to watch Elliott's short film, where he discusses his career journey. https://bit.ly/33u7T8F  ...

By: Admin.
On:30-11-2020
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Work experience is valuable and helps you to build up a network of industry contacts, as well as providing experience of working in the jewellery industry. You may find work experience placements by contacting jewellers to ask if they have any opportunities.  There are apprenticeships available in jewellery including: a scheme for 16-24 year-olds which lasts for up to five years run by The Goldsmiths' Centre an apprenticeship available in London or Birmingham offering a Level 3 qualification from The British Academy of Jewellery. ...

By: Admin.
On:18-11-2020
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Pre-entry experience is not essential, although it's useful to have some experience of working with individuals or groups in the community, such as sports coaching or working with local youth groups. You could volunteer with organisations such as the Volunteer Police Cadets in order to gain valuable relevant experience. There are also opportunities to volunteer as a police community support officer (PCSO), working with the police and sharing some of their powers. Other options including volunteering as a special constable, often referred to as a Special. Special constables are volunteer police officers who, after full training, have the same powers as a regular police constable. When applying, it's important to be able to explain your reasons for choosing a career in the police force, and provide details of any contacts made within the service. You should be ab...

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On:18-11-2020
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A number of larger companies recruit for sales positions as part of their graduate training portfolio. The training is sometimes combined with marketing, as organisations seek graduates who will work towards becoming commercial leaders of the future. It will be helpful to you if you can gain experience in a customer-facing environment, such as retail or hospitality. ...

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On:18-11-2020
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Pre-entry work experience in community, sport, school or voluntary organisations is essential. Coaching experience is highly desirable. This can be gained through working or volunteering for local authorities or sport NGBs and clubs. Try to gain as much experience as you can through voluntary or paid work in coaching and organising sports activities or holiday programmes. Building up experience of delivery in one sport is helpful, although a multi-sport approach is ideal. Competition for jobs can be tough. Networking and making contacts within the sports development sector through work experience will improve your chances of success. ...

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On:18-11-2020
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Experience of working in a team and dealing with people in a warehouse setting will improve your chances. Getting a forklift licence will be helpful. Having retail experience is also advantageous.  Try to get some holiday work or an industrial placement in a warehouse to test your suitability for this area of work. Consider a general warehouse position when starting out. Experience in these jobs can lead to line-management positions. ...

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On:18-11-2020
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Around 8 million people in the UK are now working from home. Businesses have furloughed a large number of their employees in sectors like: accommodation and food services tourism and leisure construction creative arts non-food retail People in all sectors, on the lowest incomes, are most at risk of becoming unemployed. There is a growing demand for people to work in sectors like IT, logistics and food sales. Employers are also looking for workers with good digital skills. You are more likely to bounce back from any setbacks in the labour market if you have transferable skills. (External website) You can check how the skills you have might match to new career opportunities using our skills assessment tools. (External website)   ...

By: Admin.
On:14-10-2020
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You’re newly looking for a job. Lots of people are going to tell you that looking for a job is hard work, that it’s a full-time job, that it’s going to be even harder now with the pandemic.  It doesn’t have to be hard. It isn’t healthy to do it as a full-time job. Yes, the pandemic throws a wrench into the works. The pandemic means that it’s different.  Here are some of the smartest things you can do: Don’t be hard on yourself. That won’t help anyone! Do be disciplined. Make a schedule to help you stay on track. Keep showing up. Keep an open mind. Keep trusting the process. Keep in touch with someone who has a positive outlook on life. Don’t get lots of advice.  But take this advice: Learn more about work, learn more about how to read job descriptions, learn about your skills and strengths, l...

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On:14-10-2020
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1. Be vulnerable. It’s okay to ask people for advice! “Too often we think we have to sell ourselves as this know-it-all hot-shot to get a job, but I have found the best way to build relationships with people whom you'd like to work with (or for) is to start by being vulnerable, sharing your admiration for their work, and asking for advice,” Adney says. “I recommend doing this with professionals at companies you'd love to work for, long before they have a job opening you apply for.” 2. Don't always follow your passion. "Follow your passion" is one of the most common pieces of career wisdom, says Cal Newport, author of So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. “It's also wrong.” If you study people who end up loving their work, most of ...

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On:14-10-2020
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Highlight.... James Randall is an inventor. Jim designed and created the first cash point machine in 1967. Jim also created a flight simulator for the DC10 plane. Jim has recently created a special HASMAT radiation chemical suit attachemnt to measure if the air supply drops.  Jims latests products are sold in thousand of stores nationwide.  ...

By: Admin
On:12-10-2020
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  1) What is an internship?   An internship is a job opportunity offered by an employer, usually for fixed length of time and designed to give someone practical experience in that field, and of course, in that particular company. It's good for employers as they can find the best talent in a "try before you buy" way, and it is great experience for an intern (a person doing an internship) as the internship will add another element to their CV, and if they impress they may well be offered a graduate job with that particular company.    2) Who is an internship for?   Internships are generally for undergraduates, and specifically penultimate year students. This is not always the case though, as more and more jobs are now being called "internships". It's always worth ...

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On:12-10-2020
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How Much To Pay And How To Claim Back If you are on a tight student budget, the last thing you want is to be taxed on your minimal income! The end of the financial year has just passed, so now is the chance to claim any tax back that you shouldn't have paid last year. It's also the time to get set for the next financial year, to make sure you don't pay too much tax this year!  The income tax system in the UK is fairly straight forward in principle but can become complicated for students, especially if you have more than one job or work full time in the holidays and not during term time. This article aims to show you how the income tax system works in the UK, what steps can be taken by students to prevent them paying too much income tax, and how to claim a tax refund if they have paid too much tax.  Tax Basics ...

By: Admin.
On:09-10-2020
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What Is An Apprenticeship? Going to university to read for a degree is not for everybody. While you are at school studying for your GCSEs it can be a stressful time. Aside from the fact that you need to revise and do course work, there is a big wide world out there and pretty soon, you’re going to be in it, as a grown up. Some of your friends will be going on to do A-Levels or other full time study, maybe in the hope of becoming a student at university, but what happens if you have decided that is not the route for you?  If you are a more hands on person and want to get out there into the world of work, developing practical skills, you could consider school leaver jobs in the form of an Apprenticeship (Scotland has chosen to retain the label ‘Modern Apprenticeship.’ Apprenticeships and Modern Apprenticeships are the s...

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On:12-10-2020
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Teaching is a career like no other.  There aren’t many jobs where you go home each day knowing you have made a real difference to a child’s life. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider teaching and some information about where to start. 1. Inspire the next generation and shape lives Everyone remembers a teacher from school who made a real difference to their life. Teaching allows you to use your knowledge, skills and passion to help children unlock talents they didn’t know they had. 2. Endless variety Every day is different with never a dull moment in teaching. Teachers are encouraged to think of creative ways to engage their students and you’ll be able to use your experience to help bring your subject to life. 3. Financial support while you train Depending on the subject you want to teach, there is plenty of financial support availab...

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On:12-10-2020
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There are thousands of agricultural jobs available with farm produce and food production being more critical than ever.  Help support UK farmers by applying for immediate roles across the UK – no experience is necessary for many of them, just a good level of physical fitness and a willingness to get stuck in. For more information on working in agriculture visit Farmers Weekly (external website).  Find out why you should consider a job in agriculture, how to apply, plus the latest jobs. Agriculture We have extra advice about working in agricultural jobs, including what different jobs can be like, and how to find vacancies. The Association of Labour Providers(external website) has listed opportunities for seasonal labour to help pick British crops on their website.   For more agricultural jobs, visit Find a job (external websi...

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On:12-10-2020
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If you’re on the look-out for a new job opportunity, the Information Technology (IT) industry could offer more than you realise.  And you’ve picked a great time to be exploring jobs in tech.  London Tech Week London Tech Week 2020 is live, providing a series of online events covering all the major topics facing the technology industry. Topics covered include tech and society, the future of work, diversity in tech, education, healthcare, Cyber, or start-ups and business transformation.  If you want to get a job in Tech, find out more about the events on offer (external website) to improve your knowledge and understanding.  Here’s some popular myths about the IT industry, busted! “IT is male-dominated, geeky and complex” Women account for only 17% of IT & Telecoms professionals but the Girls and ...

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On:12-10-2020
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Here are four popular myths about the sector, busted… “You need to have previous experience in retail” You don’t need to have previous experience in retail to apply. Dragos started a new job as a Trading Assistant for Sainsbury’s having lost his job in the hospitality sector. He had no previous experience in the food retail sector. He found his transferable skills, including customer services and multitasking, helpful for transitioning into his new role. “It’s a dead-end sector”  If you have ambition, there are opportunities to progress higher in retail. Dragos started a new job as a Trading Assistant for Sainsbury’s with no previous retail sector experience and was promoted to a manager in store quite quickly.   “Wages are poor”  Many jobs in food retail do have low entry wages ...

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On:12-10-2020
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Finding yourself slipping out of the job search routine?  Here are five ways to stay focused and on track: 1. Set time aside to research Put aside an hour a day to research and contact companies you want to work for. With up to 60% of all jobs going unadvertised, dealing with companies directly is often the best way of hearing about the best jobs: but you can’t go in unarmed. Research a company and make enquiry phone calls or emails to find out more detail if you need to.  Ask to talk to the hiring manager. It sounds pushy but can often get you where you want to go. If you’re not sure where to start try searching on job boards such as Find a job (external website). 2. Maintain a routine It is essential to treat your job search like an actual job. That means waking in the morning, showering and getting dressed, eating a good breakfast and si...

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On:12-10-2020
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If you’re leaving education or training and looking for a career in the creative industries, Lucy Ferguson, CEO at London-based Mediorite, has some top tips for you… 2020 has been quite a year so far, but as Lucy explains, you can try to use the Covid-19 context to your advantage. So how could you turn lockdown and social distancing into a positive? 1. Get something for nothing Use the time at home to search online for free training and video tutorials for budding producers and videographers. Screenskills.com’s free courses (external website) section is a great place to start, but other companies offer free month-long trials… just be sure to set a reminder in your phone to cancel in time to keep it free! 2. LinkedIn is your friend Improve your LinkedIn profile (external website) – expand your network and then don&rsq...

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On:12-10-2020
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A career path is not one straight line until you reach retirement.  With so many new, alternative opportunities arising, taking control of your career path has never been so exciting! Fledglink (external website) shares a few career paths you could take… Temping Temping is a great way to test a career you may not have originally thought of and yet its off the radar for many job seekers. The flexibility of temping also could mean you can pick and choose when you work as well as earning some extra money. If you are looking for a recruitment agency, make sure to choose a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (external website). They’re covered by a code of practice that ensures high standards.   Non-profit Passionate about helping others and making the world a better place? If so, the non-profit sector co...

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On:12-10-2020
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It can be hard to know how to write a CV with little or no work experience. Applying to roles can feel like an uphill battle; so many jobs seem to require experience, but the only way you can gain experience is by getting those jobs – it’s a frustrating cycle. However, the skills and qualities demanded by job descriptions do not need to be from previous employment. It’s very possible to produce a CV with no previous paid work experience that stands out just as well!  Fledglink (external website) has 5 tips to help you write a CV with no experience… You have more experience than you realise First of all, it is vital to note that no one has NO experience. The purpose of experience in a CV is to show evidence for the skills you have. Even if you’ve never had a ‘proper’ job before, there will be many skills t...

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On:16-10-2020
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Sometimes, you’re just going to get a difficult interview question. Often, it’s because an interviewer wants to catch you out. A question such as, “If you were a pizza deliveryman, how would you benefit from scissors?” (asked at Apple) lets interviewers see how you think on your feet, and deal with unexpected challenges. Sometimes, it’s just because the interviewer is bored and trying to outsmart you. Either way, it’s important to remember this: these questions aren’t the crucial ones. It’s rare someone loses a job on the weakness of their answer to a deliberately tricky question, but it is a chance for you to stand out. Think about when these tricky interview questions crop up. It’s often at the end of your half-hour, when the interview is coming to a close. What’s important is not to let ...

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On:15-10-2020
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So, you’ve wooed the employer with a cracking CV, or a fantastic application form – great! Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back! Now, let’s talk about the interview: What will you wear? Can you use your notes? These are all things you need to think about in advance whether you are attending the interview in-person or online.  A work coach from Jobcentre Plus shares their favourite tips for that all important interview: Plan your journey Interviews should be taking place on the phone or online wherever possible (tips here), but in some exceptional cases you may need to travel. When planning your journey, always leave extra time to allow for any unexpected delays. It’s also a good idea to have the interviewer’s contact number with you, just in case you need to call them. Clothes Think smart, clean and professional, which...

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On:15-10-2020
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Volunteering is a rewarding way of helping others, working on worthwhile projects and meeting new people. It’s also a great way to spend time when being furloughed. Did you know it can also give you a leg up into employment? Research shows you increase your chances of finding a paid job if you work for free. You’ll gain in other ways too. Here’s how volunteering can help you thrive Gain new skills and experience Volunteering gives you the chance to do things you haven’t done before, or recently. For example many volunteers take on management tasks, supervise others, work with the general public or gain skills in their field of interest. Your new skills and experience will make you a better job candidate in future and help you gain confidence. Think things through If you’re not sure of your next step, or you’ve been looking for work for a...

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On:14-10-2020
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So, you’ve sweated through the interview, successfully dealt with those tricky questions, avoided common pitfalls like badmouthing your former employers, and parted with a solid handshake and a goodbye on your way out. Now what? First thing to do is manage your expectations. You could be in for a long wait, depending on how many interviewees an employer is seeing. If possible, ask your interviewer when you might expect to hear back, and try to resist calling them until then. In Ye Olde Times, proper etiquette would see a follow-up thank you letter being sent within a couple of days of the interview, which is a touch stuffy and unnecessary. But thankfully, we now have e-mail. A quick message the next day to say ‘thanks for seeing me, hope to hear from you soon’ is a good way to ensure you stay fresh in your potential new employer’s mind, and shows you can ...

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On:14-10-2020
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Organisations are more frequently asking candidates to make a presentation as part of the interview in the hiring process. The subject of the presentation, its style, length and audience will vary from one situation to another but there are some general rules which you should follow: General rules Stick to the guidelines you have been given, regarding content and timing Use the most professional presentation method you can Make sure the content is appropriate Keep slides/pages short, to the point and easy to understand Practise the presentation before you give it Try to involve the audience Guidelines Find out beforehand what presentation methods you will be able to use eg. PowerPoint (projection/computer screens?), overhead projector (OHP), flipchart, white board etc. Who will be present (titles, names, importance in the decision-making process) If you a...

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On:13-10-2020
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Help keep the country running by going to work, while staying safe. Just remember to follow social distancing advice: Keep 2m away from others as much as possible Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds Avoid public transport if you can Take a look at the steps businesses across the UK are taking to protecting worker and customer safety by visiting this blog (external website).  For example, see what the Feversham Arms Hotel in Helmsley in North Yorkshire has done to maintain social distancing and hygiene (external website). Could you be a critical worker? Apply today at Find a job (external website). Read more on how to social distance at work on GOV.UK (external website) ...

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On:16-10-2020
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When you write your CV, it can sometimes be difficult to populate that down-near-the-bottom section marked ‘skills’: surely that’s all been covered by the detailed description of your work history that came before it? Well, yes and no. What many people don’t realise is the sheer number of skills they have that aren’t directly related to their previous jobs, but can still be desirable for a potential employer. Say you worked in a clothes store as a kid: sure, you can fold a mean t-shirt, but did you reliably handle cash? Did you hone your communication skills speaking to customers? Were you trusted to lock up and open the store, and did you ever top the sales charts? All these things employers want to know. But never underestimate what you’re learning from your hobbies and interests. Are you the quizmaster in charge of your pub’s weekly quiz...

By: Admin.
On:12-10-2020
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It’s a tough time for everyone right now, so it’s even more important to look after your mental health. You can find a huge amount of advice and support available online and over the phone. Some good places to start are: the NHS (external website). They offer a self assessment quiz, audio guides and a range of other resources - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ Mind (external website) https://www.mind.org.uk the Samaritans (external website) https://www.samaritans.org Looking for work can be a full time job and staring at a screen for hours on end can drain your energy and mood. So it’s also important to consider your physical health too. Start off at the NHS Better Health site ...

By: Admin.
On:10-10-2020
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Getting your CV right is easily the most important part of the job application. But you’re not going to get past a recruiter or a tricky HR manager if you pull one of the most common CV mistakes. Here are five to avoid…. Always, always tailor your CV to the role. Many job applications go through software before they make it to a human, being scanned for keywords that match the original job advert. Make sure yours has the best chance of getting through – and impressing the person at the other end – by tweaking your CV to the job. Simple one, but so obvious: use the spellcheck. It’s a feature built into Word and there are free tools to use online if you don’t have it. Don’t rule yourself out of the running with a basic typo. Don’t go over two pages. The ideal CV length is two sides — recruiters are busy people,...

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On:14-10-2020
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  One that attracts a recruiter's attention in the shortest amount of time and makes them really want to meet you. The average recruiter only spends about 20 to 30 seconds glancing at a CV, which means that you have to grab their attention very quickly indeed.  You should therefore highlight what you have to offer at the start of your CV, rather than hiding your main attractions at the end. An attention grabbing summary and a list of major achievements at the start of the CV should help stir a recruiter's interest in you and make them really want to meet you.  CV Summaries The summary should be short and sweet, no more than four or five lines of text and should highlight your key skills and attributes. This should paint a highly favourable picture of you and indicate your strengths which are relevant to the positi...

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On:14-10-2020
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There is a nationwide need for more care staff. The Department of Health & Social Care is running a major national recruitment campaign to boost the adult social care workforce in England – now and for the future. Working in adult social care, you will make a real difference to people’s lives every day. Find out why you should consider a job in social care, how to apply, plus the latest jobs. Looking for a job in social care?  The Department of Health & Social Care is running a major national recruitment campaign (external website)to boost the adult social care workforce in England – now and for the future. They have gathered everything you need to introduce you to the sector. Explore the different types of care work, what is required for the different roles, and information on finding jobs in your area. We’ve also listed a range of recrui...

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On:22-09-2020
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Whether you choose the Royal Navy, Army or RAF, a career in the Armed Forces can be like no other. The UK Armed Forces has hundreds of different types of roles, from soldiers to mechanics and engineers, from drivers to chefs and HR staff, and from logistics to intelligence operatives and Marines. It’s the kind of career you can be proud of as you’ll be protecting the UK’s interests all over the world, whilst developing skills that stay with you for life.  What skills and qualifications will I need? You may already have some of the skills required for a career in the military, including: The ability to work on your own or as part of a team Physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity Communication, thinking and reasoning skills Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations With so many different and unique roles,...

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On:22-09-2020
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Being a police officer means you’ll serve your local community, protect the public, prevent crime, and provide support to victims. It’s a varied, rewarding and challenging job, where you get to see the direct impact of your work.  So what does it take? Brilliant police officers need a range of skills which your studies will have equipped you with, no matter your chosen subject. Communication You’ll be responsible for interviewing suspects and gathering witness testimony or evidence and writing reports. Good interpersonal skills and a good memory are key when recording details which can make or break a case. Problem solving and quick thinking In this line of work, you’ll need to think on your feet. Being a police officer means you are often the first person to respond to a call for help. This means you will need to make quick decisions under pre...

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On:22-09-2020
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Before starting your job search, be clear on what kind of role will suit your level of education, interests, skills, values and personality. Visit the National Careers Service website (external website) and take the Skills health check questionnaire (external website) to help identify which job groups could be a good fit for you What to look for Youth Employment UK also has a really helpful careers page (external website) to help you get started. Entry-level jobs are roles that typically require less responsibility and experience.  But have your career goals in mind too – entry level jobs can be a great stepping stone. If pay is an important factor, here are the 10 highest paying entry-level jobs (external website) you could consider. How to spot entry level roles… 1. Get advice your careers service The first ...

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On:28-09-2020
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Whether you want to continue studying, get straight into work or combine both, there are a lot of options to choose from at 18.  The right path for you will depend on your qualifications and work experience so far, your interests and whether you already have a job or career in mind.  Transferable skills can make you really stand out to employers, even if you don’t have specific experience in their industry. If you don’t have any previous work experience, these can be gained from also from hobbies, voluntary work or even playing sport. If you can normally get out of doing the dishes, you’ve inadvertently been practising your influencing skills! You are likely to have a whole set of valuable skills you can take with you from one job to another. It’s worth knowing what skills are most wanted by employers so you can highlight them in upcoming job...

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On:16-10-2020
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