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29April

"I have no qualifications, what can I do?"

Written by Zera Bacon Posted in Career Planning

There may be many situations where you may not have completed your school quals or have not obtained the marks you hoped to get. The reasons can include things like:

24April

Working as a Team

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Career Planning

Working as a Team

It may come as no surprise that at some point in your career you will have to work in a team. So it is an important life skill to be able to get on and work with others, and communicate effectively.

To help you do this, here are a few handy tips to guide you through team working:

22April

Getting Experience without Work Experience

Written by Bob Flanagan Posted in Work

Getting Experience without Work Experience

At an age where work experience may be minimal or non-existent, you may be unsure where to start with your CV and struggling to get anywhere because of a lack of work experience. You may feel like there is nothing to grab an employer’s attention and make them notice you.

15April

Chocolate Jobs

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Work

Chocolate Jobs

It’s Easter and so we are bringing you a special career addition, this time talking about chocolate jobs.

You may not believe it, but there are plenty of jobs in what is a lucrative and increasingly expanding industry. Hotel Chocolat even has a dedicated course, the Diploma in Chocolate, teaching employees about chocolate production methods and customer service.

11April

Top Tips for an Effective Job Search

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Careers

Top Tips for an Effective Job Search

If you are looking to kickstart your career or need a job to get by or fund training, then there are a number of things you can do to carry out an effective job search.

08April

Why It Is Important to Plan

Written by Matthew Webb Posted in Career Planning, Careers

Why It Is Important to Plan

I think ‘having a plan’ is a phrase that either  brings comfort to people who like to be organised or, alternatively, strikes fear in to those who like to ‘go with the flow’. People constantly wonder: What am I supposed to work towards? What if I change my mind? How do I do it? Why should I bother? These are all perfectly normal and understandable questions to ask.

03April

Careers that Involve Writing

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Work

Careers that Involve Writing

Maybe you enjoy writing but don't know what you want to do with your career. Or perhaps you are not sure how you can make money out of doing what you love.

However, there are a number of careers that involve writing, including:

28March

Happy Something on a Stick Day

Written by Vega Sims Posted in Work

Happy Something on a Stick Day

For those of you who aren’t aware, today is Something on a Stick Day. Yes you’re probably saying, what’s that all about, right? Let’s explain; Something on a Stick Day is all about celebrating food on a stick.

In celebration of this slightly bizarre day, we decided to put our own spin on it and celebrate jobs with sticks instead. Just because we can!

21March

Cocaine: The Effects and the Risks

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Alcohol and drug addiction

Cocaine: The Effects and the Risks

You may think that taking cocaine is ‘sick’ and will boost your rep among your mates. However, the truth is, taking drugs is not only illegal, it is extremely dangerous and can limit your job opportunities later in life.

12March

Careers that Involve Maths

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Work, Careers

Careers that Involve Maths

Careers that involve maths? This is not tricky. The real answer is every single job under the sun, from shop assistant to astronaut.

However, there are certain careers which heavily use maths. Here are just a few of these careers:

07March

Day Three: Getting Personal

Posted in My MGN Journey

Today was mostly about focusing on our personal statements but we seemed to go about it in an utterly different way to how I have ever done before.

06March

Weirdest Apprenticeships

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Apprenticeships, Careers

Weirdest Apprenticeships

Not sure what you want to do for your career? Perhaps you think that Apprenticeships are only for technical careers or your opinion is governed by the popular BBC show, The Apprentice.

The reality is very different. There are plenty of careers out there which you might have not even heard of before, let alone considered. Here is our small selection.

20February

Self-Harm: What it is and what to do

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Mental Illness

Self-Harm: What it is and what to do

Self-harm is an umbrella term for any harmful behaviour, action or habit. Self-harm includes a range of things, including overeating, taking drugs, smoking and drinking too much alcohol. This could be deliberate, because you are depressed or anxious, or as a way of punishing yourself for something you have done. When a person causes physical injury to themselves the term self-injury is used. It could be cutting, burning, pulling hair, picking skin or taking an overdose.

14February

Being in a Relationship

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Sex and Relationships

Being in a Relationship

When you’re young and in love, devoting your life to someone else might seem like the best option in the world. It can leave you feeling happy and excited when you meet a person. You might share similar worries to them, and feel sad when they are sad.

It is natural to think that person is the most natural thing in the world and you will be together forever. However, it is important not to make hasty decisions based on your future because of what your other half hopes to do.

31January

Autism: Getting a Job with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Mental Illness, Careers, Disability

Autism: Getting a Job with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Affecting 1.1% of the population, and occurring more frequently in men than women, Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of mental disabilities that can affect a person’s communication skills and social interaction.

Autism Spectrum Disorders can also occur with learning difficulties, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Attention Deficit Disorder, as well as other mental illnesses, such as anxiety and depression.

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