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Stay Realistic

24/10/2016 08:47:00

When searching for a job you will be presented with a lot of options, and not all will be viable. Still have your dream job in mind, but look at it as something to aspire to, as supposed to jumping in straight away and getting disheartened if the outcome isn’t positive.

Please persevere!

22/08/2016 10:15:37

If watching the Olympics over the past 2 weeks has taught me anything, it's that perseverance is a key aspect in achieving your career goals. For some Olympians competing in Rio 2016 they have previously missed out on their sought after gold by mere seconds.

Interviews make me a nervous wreck!

01/08/2016 08:48:08

If you're human, you will get nervous, it's completely natural and if anything, shows that you care. There is a fine line where nerves can start to affect your ability to perform but hopefully the following steps can help you to reach a point where you are in control, and your nerves are not controlling you.

Best foot forward...

29/03/2016 16:21:34

Once we have been offered a job interview it is important to remember that how you dress is the next key part to getting that job.

The Interview (you can do it)

29/03/2016 16:20:20

Ok, So you know you could do the job hands down, probably over most candidates in the room, but you are just not getting offered the job. Is this because you just don’t interview well? For nearly everyone when we think of going to an interview we know we have to be confidant and basically sell ourselves.

Personally Better?

22/12/2015 11:22:44

Watching an American sitcom the other day, I heard one of the characters talk about taking a ‘personal day’ from work. I wondered if this was the same as a holiday or ‘sick day’ for us, so I checked it out online.

Hobbies

08/09/2015 16:30:04

Having sent out many CVs in my time, and in my Management roles received many, I often question the relevance of the “hobbies”section. In my early years it seemed a section that generally consisted of “reading”, “sports”and “socialising”. When probed in an interview about what they had read, I often found that people were tripped up, with one candidate telling me he was currently reading a particular lads magazine…

Is it computing?

08/09/2015 14:56:05

When we are young we constantly wonder about what we want to be when we grow up. Most children imagine the jobs that they can play dressing up at and are in regular contact with such as Doctor, teacher, vet, singer etc.

I cannot interview well!

15/06/2015 10:29:48

Ok, So you know you could do the job hands down, probably over most candidates in the room, but you are just not getting offered the job. Is this because you just don’t interview well? For nearly everyone when we think of going to an interview we know we have to be confidant and basically sell ourselves. Now this may come naturally to a lot of people but for those that are introverts this can cause a problem.So how can you get through the interview stage to get in and do the job and show off you

Boss or friend?

15/06/2015 10:25:50

It is a very hard line to walk on and so thin sometimes that I think anyone who has been a manager can probably empathise with the daily tightrope this can be. The question is how much of a fun / friendly boss can you be and still have enough respect from your staff that when the whip needs cracking they are not going to laugh in your face. For most people, we still want to be liked as a boss. It is not often that I spoke to someone who said they hoped their team went home miserable and having n

Exam Officer

15/06/2015 10:00:28

Exam officiators roles are mostly in January, May and June. So if you are looking for a job for a few months a year that is in school hours, this could be the perfect role for you. But don’t be fooled. You may remember the examiners walking the room in silence as we scribbled desperately for hours on end. But the job is not about daydreaming your way through 2 hours. The basics for the job are: 1. Putting up signs in the hall and vicinity. 2. Collecting exam papers. 3. Distributing them on the s

Teaching Profession

11/05/2015 10:29:03

Have you considered retraining to become a teacher or is this the route you are looking at going down from school. To help you know what is required here are some guidelines of the the qualifications you will need. The basics are the first steps towards becoming a teacher. To achieve qualified teacher status (QTS), you’ll need to consider these requirements. To start teacher training you’ll need C-grade GCSEs (or standard equivalents) in:

Job Hopping

11/05/2015 10:00:36

People used to frown on hopping from job to job, some still do. If you were a job nomad, potential employers would probably overlook you. The biggest question would be why you couldn’t hold down a job? Today that mindset is often viewed as outdated. With the rise in LinkedIn and even Facebook it is easy to see that switching jobs every few years is the new norm nowadays. A recent employment survey conducted by Accountemps only confirms this. The Menlo Park, Calif.- based global temp staffing

HR Manager

30/04/2015 08:36:55

Have you ever considered working as a HR Manger? If this is a profession that interests you below is some information on a typical HR Managers responsibilities and what courses you could take to get qualified for this job. Human resources (HR) officers develop, advise on and implement policies relating to the effective use of personnel within an organisation. Their aim is to ensure that the organisation employs the right balance of staff in terms of skills and experience, and that training and d

Dressed for the job

09/04/2015 10:31:41

Once we have been offered a job interview it is important to remember that how you dress is the next key part to getting that job. For men it should generally be a smart suit, shirt and tie. Ere on the side of caution and save the “fun” tie for when you have the job. You want them to remember you, not “that guy with the funny tie”. I would also go for a more plain coloured tie, such as dark blues, purples or reds. Bright garish colours should be saved for a later date. Women’s dress can seem a l

Body language

30/03/2015 10:34:23

We have all heard for years about the importance of body language but as you sit through an interview process and possibly real into the moment it is still important to remember what your body language says about you. On the flip side though, it is also worth remembering that too much emphasis on body language can look OTT and like you are “trying” to work on your body language. So whether it is an interview or just your ongoing day at work, think about these body language fails. Eye Contact. It

Do I want to work for you?

30/03/2015 10:00:02

When we go for an interview, it is often easy to overlook the fact that you also need to find out if you want this job. If this is a first job, you are looking for a new company or currently out of work, it can be easy to be lured into taking the first job that is on offer for you. But is this the right job for you?Before your interview go online and find out about the company that is interviewing you. Then you need to prepare for the interview by asking yourself what is important to you in a jo

Have a good CV

05/03/2015 10:37:44

When setting out your CV you should be aware that people reviewing your resume only take a quick glance at it before they move on to the next one; one simple unthoughtful point, and your CV will find itself in the bin. Personal information is not relevant for your prospective employee in respect of your ability to do the job your are applying for. Whether you are married, single, 24, 54 black or white this is not what qualifies you for the job so leave it out. This also includes a picture of you