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28August

Would Your Tweets, Facebook or Forum Posts Stop You Getting A Job?

Written by Natalie Arculli Posted in Internet, Careers

Would Your Tweets, Facebook or Forum Posts Stop You Getting A Job?

Facebook is the most popular social media site on the Internet; it has over 1 billion users. It is a place to stay connected with friends, family and brands. Users can also play games, chat and share pretty much anything they want, with who ever they want. However, the trouble with Facebook is that it is easily accessible, so nearly anyone can look at your activity if they so desired, therefore it is important to check your privacy settings in order to control who can see what.

07August

The Study Programme: What's it all about?

Written by Matt Allman Posted in Education and Learning, Careers

The Study Programme: What's it all about?

The study programme is for 16-19 year olds. It aims to provide useful qualifications while also preparing participants for the world of work through work experience placements. This means that by enrolling on the study programme you can gain real experience as you learn.

17May

Apprenticeships.... Your questions answered

Written by Matt Allman Posted in Careers, Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships.... Your questions answered

I am often discussing the benefits of apprenticeships with young people I work with and clearing up the things heard about them that aren’t true, so I hope this information helps.  Most recent figures show there are 22,000 apprentices under 19 years of age in the UK. That’s a lot of apprentices. Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey, Sir Alex Ferguson and Elvis Presley started out as apprentices!

20March

Looking for Work: Matt's Top Tips

Written by Matt Allman Posted in Work, Careers

Looking for Work: Matt's Top Tips

If you have decided to start looking for work you may be busy giving out your CV and attending interviews. We all get frustrated when we hear nothing back after hours of walking around giving out CVs. You need to stay positive and keep motivated, don’t lose focus or give up.

14March

Don't be a Twitter twit: Social media etiquette

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Internet, Careers

Don't be a Twitter twit: Social media etiquette

Social media is a great way to keep up with distant friends, share photos and articles with people and interact with others. It has been influential in revolutions in the Middle East, has brought a new dimension to media and keeping up to date with current events, and is increasingly being used to find jobs. However, people still make the mistake of forgetting that the internet is a public space and have landed themselves in hot water as a result.

01March

Confidence v Rejection: The never-ending Battle

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Mental Illness, General Advice, Careers

Confidence v Rejection: The never-ending Battle

Confidence is tricky; particularly when other people are doing you down, you have low self-esteem or haven’t formed a very high opinion of yourself.

I never had enough confidence as a child, and this bred a shy girl, always hidden within a shell to protect myself from the criticism and opinions of others, wilting in the shadow of social and parental expectation. If your experiences are similar to mine, then I would like to tell you about the wonder that just having confidence can bring.

25January

How to deal with feeling Stuck

Written by Vega Sims Posted in Mental Illness, Careers

How to deal with feeling Stuck

Feeling like you’re stuck is definitely not a unique problem, whether you’ve grown up with very little or come from a middle class working family, many people get to a point where they feel stuck in a situation and can’t see a way out. Learning how to deal with the feeling of being stuck is perhaps one of life’s most important lessons because if you know how to deal with this, no matter at what point in your life, you’ll be able to get “un-stuck”.

21January

Getting Paid

Written by Matt Allman Posted in Financial Planning, Careers

Getting Paid

It’s good to have a rough idea of what money you can earn or are entitled to when looking for a job. Starting a course or apprenticeship can be expensive, transport in particular. It’s great to aim for the sky and it’s fine if you want to earn lots of money but you also need to be realistic about salaries and what to expect when looking for work or entering training.

10January

"I don't know what to do with my life!"

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Career Planning, Careers

Let’s face it, you are going to need a job at some point! There is only so far that living on benefits can get you, and having a steady career is a sure fire way to success and happiness in other aspects of your future.

14December

Budgeting for your future

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Career Planning, Financial Planning, Careers

Budgeting for your future

Why should you budget?

Whether you are living with parents or in your own housing, it is important to learn how to budget in order to keep on top of finances. It is one thing that all adults must learn to do, some of you may already be doing it. It is particularly important if you already have to look after someone else, such as a baby.

26November
23November

Goal Setting

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Career Planning, Careers

Goal Setting

When it comes to choices about what career to follow, this can often be a difficult thing to do. The decisions we make when we are 16 and 17 years old can affect the rest of our lives, so it is important to think long and hard about the type of work you might enjoy and what steps you are going to take to get there.

16November

How to achieve success

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Careers

How to achieve success

I was brought up believing that to be successful I needed to be clever and achieve good grades at school. For some people academic success might be important, but it is not for everyone. Success means different things to different people.

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