What's with the obsession with work experience?
Posted on: 09/11/2017From a young age I have been the girl that everyone comes to for advice. It never seemed to matter what the advice was about, I was the go-to, even when I had no personal experience in the field myself. When I recently asked why, I was told that I am approachable, unintimidating, I don’t judge, and my advice makes sense. This got me thinking about the need for experience when it comes to working. Sure, it’s useful, but it isn’t the be-all end-all. So why are so many companies asking for applicants t Read More...
How stumbling into a career can be a blessing in disguise
Posted on: 03/10/2017For those that are struggling with the idea of university ending and the mammoth task of finding a job, I sympathise. In a job market saturated with university grads, simply having a degree isn’t enough - nor does it feel like the ‘necessity’ your A-levels teachers promised it would be. It’s all too easy to simply take the first job offer that lands in your lap. That is exactly what I did, in fact. And it has culminated in a career I intensely enjoy. Full disclaimer: when I landed my first job Read More...
Drafting the perfect cover email for your job applications
Posted on: 29/08/2017When job boards were first created for the internet, it seemed like it would be much easier to find jobs. In reality though, it has only made it harder to get found and hired. Unlike earlier times when most candidates only applied for jobs that they were most suited for, the internet has made it possible to apply quickly and easily to hundreds of open positions at once. According to a Workapolis report, just two percent of job applicants actually get calls for interviews when applying online. The number of people getting hir Read More...
4 Authors share their numbers: How much does it cost to self-publish a book
Posted on: 16/08/2017Although publishing a book requires a lot of money, with the advent of online technology there are different e books available on the Internet which can be accessed without any problem. This online trend has changed the costs required for publishing a book. It is estimated that less than £770 is required to publish a book now a days. Online books don’t appeal to those people who prefer reading books, so there is still the scope of publishing books which will benefit the authors and publishers as well. Reading boo Read More...
How to map your career path: 6 tips from professional recruiters
Posted on: 15/08/2017Despite the amount of work young people accomplish using their time and knowledge, very few of them can claim that it’s their career – what they’re doing is a job. Generally, the difference they point out is that a job is something you do for pay – it doesn’t matter if you specialise in it or if you spent years training for it because all you really care about is how you derive a salary from it. Meanwhile, a career is also something you get paid to do, but it requires your full c Read More...
Heading up a classroom might sound daunting, but teaching could be your ticket to career satisfaction, finds Flora Neighbour. Teaching is becoming the choice for a huge number of graduates who seek secure and rewarding careers. According to the Training and Development Agency for Schools, enquiries about routes into this area have surged by 34 per cent since the start of the recession...
Engineer the right career
Solving problems is what engineering is all about. While you may think roles just include the typical areas like civil engineering, mechanical engineering and electronic engineering, you’d be surprised at some of the other specialisms that you could go into and some of the areas of crossover. Anita Peach discovers that if you want...
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