What are you Going to do with Your Career?

Posted on December 25, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Whether you are in school, university or in a job, you should put some thought into what you are going to do with the rest of your life. Chances are, you want to do something a little bit different if you are in work, and there may be things that interest you if you are still in education. It won’t be easy to make future plans, but you will be relieved when you do.

You also don’t need to have your whole career planned out. The best situation to be in is to know the field of work you enjoy and to have an idea of what you may like to do in the future. You should also be a little bit flexible though, as it can be hard to know exactly what you want to be doing in a few years time. Focus on what you enjoy, but allow some room to be flexible and change your mind.

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Do you Need a Degree to get a Good Job?

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Degrees are almost expected in the workplace these days. So many people have them, and it may be hard to compete if you do not have a degree as well. That being said, lots of career paths simply do not require a degree in order for you to be successful, get promotions and earn a very respectable wage.

The best advice is to do a degree if it is something that you want to do because it genuinely interests you. It will take a lot of hard working and dedication to achieve a 2:1 or a first in your degree subject. You need to really care about what you are doing. If you are not an academic person, there are lots of other options that would suit you more.

Look into careers that could come from your degree to help you decide as well. This will indicate where you could go with your degree, so see if these career paths sound appealing.

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Do you have the right tools for the job?

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 8:29 pm

When in any job it is vital that you have the correct tools and equipment to carry out the task in hand to the level it needs to be completed to. In some jobs it may be physical tools that you require in others it may be software that is needed or even physical training. Without these, we can easily stumble and not complete tasks needed or complete them to an inadequate level.

For example, a receptionist may be required to take calls, pass on messages, and divert calls and record information that is being left with them on a system. Without an adequate customer relations management software package this may be very hard. If messages are just left on pieces of paper on desks, it is easy for them to get missed or thrown away. If the company invests in a software package to allow all of this functionality then the receptionist will be able to communicate with other members of staff more defiantly. This will not only reduce issues with customers not being contacted back but can also mean that the receptionist can do the job quicker.



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Analysing your own performance

Posted on March 28, 2016 at 10:46 pm

When in employment you may have a review with your manager or the owner of the business. Some companies do this religiously every 6 – 12 months where as other companies only do it when it comes to deciding if an employee contract should be renewed of when they are looking to promote or dismiss members of staff.

Even if you are in a role where reviews are not carried out very often, this should not stop you from carrying out your own internal review of your performance at work.

Why not take some time in the evening to sit down and write a list of what you think you are good at and the areas you feel you need to improve it. Once you have this, concentrate on the areas of improvement and look at ways in which you can achieve this. It may be that you need extra training or simply more opportunity to practise it. If that is the case then why not approach the management staff and speak to them about your ideas.


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Things You Should Know About Finding Teaching Jobs In Cardiff

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 12:32 pm

If you are trying to look for teaching jobs in Cardiff, there are certain things that you need to know. Being aware of these things will significantly improve your chances of getting hired as a teacher in any of the educational institutions located within the city. Because it’s the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom, Cardiff is home to four major universities, 98 state primary schools, and 20 state secondary schools. This is not to mention the presence of other educational institutions like independent schools such as St. John’s College, Howell’s School, and Llandaff Cathedral School. In a nutshell, there are dozens of schools in the city where you can apply for a teaching job.

The most important thing you should remember when looking for a teaching job is that your credentials should match with the requirements of the school. This is especially important if you are going to apply on any of the four major universities in the city. Each university has its own unique set of requirements when they are hiring new teachers. What you need to do is study these requirements then try to create a resume that caters to such requirements. If possible, get in touch with someone who currently teaches in the school and ask for tips. (more…)

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Doing voluntary work to help you get a job

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 8:01 pm

If you are looking for a job but do not have the necessary experience to go straight in to a position then it may be a good idea to do a bit of voluntary work in the field to gain the time and experienced needed.

Often this may mean that you have to do the voluntary work on your days off or in the evenings as many people simply are not in a position to be able to give up a paid job for voluntary work. You may even find that you are able to get a paid job directly through the company or associated companies that you are doing the voluntary work for as if you impress them they will probably be more than happy to recommend you.

Voluntary work can not only help you get the experience needed to get in to the career you want but can also be extremely rewarding.

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Reasons Many People Are Going For Supply Teacher Jobs In Nottingham

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The high demand for teachers in Nottingham has witnessed a rise in the number of supply teachers. Supply teachers cover for teachers who are absent due to illness, participation in workshop/service training and/or management duties. They help pupils cover the required syllabus in time. The following are the reasons many people are going for supply teacher jobs in Nottingham.


Supply teachers are free from the many constrains that face regular teachers. They can plan their holidays at any time of the year. They are therefore able to take advantages of off peak travel prices and can avoid crowded destinations. Supply teachers are also able to take days off especially when the demand for supply teachers is low. They don’t have to report to work very early in the morning except when there is a dire need to. As a supply teacher, you can choose to work as much or as little as you want. (more…)

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Being an I.T tutor

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:22 am

Are you great on computers? Even if you don’t have any qualifications you could become a self-employed I.T tutor for people wishing to brush up their I.T skills and join the modern computer operated society.

It’s something that many people struggle with and for some people they just need someone with enough experience of using the internet and various popular programs to take the time to show them how things work.

As a tutor you could offer one on one or group sessions where you can show people how to use social media sites and how to set up email accounts to allow them to communicate more effectively.

As long as you have a good knowledge of popular systems and you have the patience to teach people in a way that suits their learning styles then you could really be on to a winner.

The key to this is where you advertise, your best bet would be leaflets or posters up at your local library/post office to attract people who tend to be a little technophobic and are looking for a bit of help.

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Top Tips for a Successful Career as a Teacher

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 7:12 am

Education is equally as important in today’s society the same way in which food, shelter and clothing is. Things have changed to an extent that: at the moment, teaching jobs are not only serve as a noble initiative of high ranking scholars but also as a reasonably profitable and rewarding Endeavour. In fact, at the moment, teaching jobs are available in plenty. Interesting thing is they all pay quite well. This being the case, if being a teacher has been one of your childhood dreams then trust me there is absolutely no better time than now.

There are already several educational institutions across the globe. What’s more, several others are being set up in prime locations across the globe to meet the world wide need for education. This being the case, a lot of emphasis has been placed on the training of teachers. This has since helped make sure that the subjects which are taught are not only sciences, art and commerce but also other crafts such as music, dance etc. from this, it is clearly evident that the pay is most likely to be good compared to back when teaching jobs were not being taken seriously.  (more…)

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Learning and training courses online

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 1:27 pm

There are many learning and training courses and qualifications that can now be taken online. These types of courses have many advantages and are becoming more and more popular. Often you may find that learning in this way is less costly than having to attend a college or university as there are fewer overheads involved so they can bring the fees down. Also this is a great opportunity for people that need to fit training in around their current job or lifestyle.

It can mean that you do not have to travel or that you may only be required to travel to take a final exam which again will save you time and money. Some students find that learning at home works better for them as they can take a break when needed and stop and start when they need, learning in this way does also require a certain level of discipline though to ensure you complete the work on time.

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