Posted by on April 2, 2015 at 8:56 am

Everyone else has a plan! Everyone else on my course knows what they want to do. They have a job title and a plan.  I have no idea.  What am I going to do? Is this you? Firstly I can assure you that not everyone DOES know what to do when they finish uni.  They

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Posted by on March 12, 2015 at 4:22 pm

So, you got through your degree and you’ve landed your first job.  Brilliant, congratulations.  A question for you.  Do you know how to behave in the workplace?  Of course you do!  You’re a grown up, you’ve worked before.  But….are you sure? Email etiquette Screaming at people with all caps, using any colour text other than

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Posted by on March 11, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Law is a very popular degree course, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) there were 12,500 full time undergraduate law students in the UK in 2013/14.  Many of those who choose to study law have the ambition of becoming either a solicitor or barrister, but many do not realise just how competitive the

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Posted by on February 25, 2015 at 10:31 am

Breathe a sigh of relief!  You’re coming to the end of your second year, ok you have exams to get over and those last assignments to write and submit – but let’s face it, were nearly there!  The end is in sight!  Ready for a rest? Plans to lie on a beach for a while

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Posted by on August 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm

‘The future depends on what you do today’   Mahatma Gandhi What is Career Guidance? Guidance comes of part of our package of information, advice and guidance (often referred to as IAG). What’s the difference? You might come to us for a simple piece of information. ‘How do I apply for teacher training?’ We can direct

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Posted by on May 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

With almost 50% of young people now going to university, the graduate employment market is becoming a crowded place. The message for students and graduates is that the picture is a lot more positive than the data portrays, but the key message is to take advantage of the help on offer at higher education careers

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If you are interested in becoming a teacher but do not want to work in schools then you might consider becoming a teacher in the Further Education sector, sometimes known as the Skills, or Lifelong Learning sector. Qualifications to teach in this sector are different to those for schools. The Careers and Employability Service can

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm

If you are thinking about applying for a teacher training course to begin training in Autumn 2014 there are some facts you should be aware of and some action you can be taking right now. (Information correct as of 25/10/2103 and applies to training in England – there are slight variations for Scotland, Wales and

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Posted by on June 13, 2013 at 11:25 am

One employee to another employee: When the boss’ son starts working here tomorrow, he’ll have no special privileges or authority. Treat him just as you would anyone else who was due to take over the whole business in a year or two.  Yep.  Nepotism. It’s a joke. It is well known that those with social

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Posted by on June 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm

A new employment agency reported in the Sunday Times this week only accepts job seekers who meet their requirements in terms of their physical attributes.  The ‘Beautiful People’ agency is a spinoff of the dating agency by the same name and says that it is ‘an exclusively beautiful community, founded for the purpose of creating

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