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Job Hunting During a Pandemic
Job Hunting During a Pandemic

Society is changing across the world in how we live, eat and work especially since the Covid 19 Pandemic hit us. That said with the vaccine programmes in full swing, there is optimism around and that goes for employers too. The local bakery will reopen..

Can I Find a Job in the Film and TV Industry?
Can I Find a Job in the Film and TV Industry?

However first you will have to beg someone to give you a break starting at the bottom on a big epic. If you are wondering how to get into the film industry, you will find that while the runner is the most junior position in..

How to become a non-executive director
How to become a non-executive director

NEDs are vital to any organisation for several reasons, bringing specialist expertise and valuable insights and their independence from the main management of the company, also makes them ideal for monitoring and evaluating a company’s executive directors. In practice you will most likely be expected..

So, You Want to Be A Teacher?
So, You Want to Be A Teacher?

However, to become a qualified teacher in a state-maintained school across the UK, first you will need to undertake Initial Teacher Training (ITT) or Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Entry is generally quite competitive; however, you may stand a better chance of success applying for shortage..

Get Your Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Get Your Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

A popular postgraduate academic qualification leading to QTS, is the PGCE. This is a one-year course focused on developing your teaching skills and underpinning your knowledge. Available for primary and secondary, you are expected to have a good understanding of your age range and/or chosen..

Explore Sky: Diversity Insight Weeks
Explore Sky: Diversity Insight Weeks

Fancy ‘Springing into Tech’ with an insight week with the team that built the likes of Sky.com, Sky News, NOW TV and Sky Q? Want to know how our marketing teams make sure potential customers know about our innovative products and services? Want to influence..

Working in an Ad Agency
Working in an Ad Agency

Often featured in Movies or TV series, top advertising agencies can be both glamorous and well paid. Being able to sell yourself as well as products, is also going to be crucial for a job in advertising. In our 24-hour grind, we the general public..

How About a Career in Film Distribution?
How About a Career in Film Distribution?

With the global appetite for watching new movies on Netflix and other sources, at an all-time high, film distribution is now playing an even more important requirement for the film industry. However, in order to get a movie up and running, a movie producer will..

Have you got the Dedication to Work for a Charity?
Have you got the Dedication to Work for a Charity?

We cannot expect to compete with the likes of the late great Sir Captain Tom Moore; however, you could consider doing your bit for your fellow human beings and join the Charity Sector. Competition for jobs is high, and top charities can afford to select..

Do You Have Job Search Plan?
Do You Have Job Search Plan?

Where for example should you look for the current vacancies….is it really worth going to job agencies…. are you writing a convincing covering letter when applying??? Sounds complicated, but with a bit of forethought and planning you can hopefully attract the employer’s attention, and jump..

Do You Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Make You Stand Out from The Crowd?
Do You Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Make You Stand Out from The Crowd?

LinkedIn has a staggering 450 million members globally, so it has become a fantastic way for you to connect and be found. In fact, 1000s of recruiters and employers search LinkedIn daily to find suitable candidates for their job vacancies. They may want to interview..

No child’s life chances should be limited by their social or family circumstances. 
No child’s life chances should be limited by their social or family circumstances. 

“Social work is about working out a way to make life better for a child in a difficult situation, using whatever resources you have available. That could mean working with the family, the child’s school, youth workers and the police. This also means understanding the..

How to Choose the right graduate employer
How to Choose the right graduate employer

Even within a single career area, employers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and they offer a diverse range of working environments, training options and opportunities for career development. With so many organisations to explore it’s worth sparing some time to reflect on..

Using Social Media for Job Prospecting
Using Social Media for Job Prospecting

In this day and age the Internet is an integral part of our lives. Some see it as detrimental to us as a society, whilst others view it as a marvellous creation that has helped improve the lives of millions of people across the world...

Six tips to deal with loneliness and boredom whilst studying at home
Six tips to deal with loneliness and boredom whilst studying at home

The current pandemic has presented a unique set of challenges to university students across the country. Social distancing measures, self-isolation and working from home can all easily lead to feelings of boredom and loneliness, which can affect mental health and make it difficult to study..

Here’s what the nation wants to study online in 2021, as experts give their top five tips for remote learning
Here’s what the nation wants to study online in 2021, as experts give their top five tips for remote learning

Online learning has become the new normal since last March, and since the most recent lockdown was announced, searches for how to learn new skills online have increased by 218%1, suggesting more people want to utilise their spare time at home to learn. Research collated..

“I just knew an apprenticeship was the right path for me…”
“I just knew an apprenticeship was the right path for me…”

When Karl Rouse found himself working as a forklift truck driver in his mid-twenties, he came to an important realisation: there must be more to life than shifting goods around a warehouse the size of a football field! “I was just getting by and I..

How To Make A Fighting First Impression
How To Make A Fighting First Impression

You don’t have long to show your best side to your potential employer. Think about when you meet someone for the first time, you tend to make your assumptions about them pretty quickly. For us non-hiring managers, we have a chance to meet people more..

Interview Tips For Internships
Interview Tips For Internships

However, as long as you are thoroughly prepared for what lies ahead, there is no reason why your nerves cannot be used to your advantage to help you to enhance your performance. Preparation When attending an interview for an internship, it is just as important..

How to become a confident public speaker
How to become a confident public speaker

If you dislike talking in public you’re not alone; millions of people dislike standing in front of an audience. However, fear of public speaking might be damaging for a career. No matter how strong your technical skills and qualifications you are at a serious disadvantage..