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Digital Workshops to Help the Underrepresented Pursue a Career in the Legal Sector
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Digital Workshops to Help the Underrepresented Pursue a Career in the Legal Sector

This follows a successful pilot that PRIME undertook last year, involving member firms Brodies, DWF, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Pinsent Masons, along with support from Thorntons. 23 firms have already signed up to host 25 two-hour workshops. The sessions will be delivered to students in..

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10 Tips to Reinvent Your Career in the Time of Coronavirus
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10 Tips to Reinvent Your Career in the Time of Coronavirus

So it’s no wonder then that the current pandemic is leading to many people rethinking their careers. Maybe you’re on furlough with more time on your hands, maybe your job doesn’t seem very important anymore - what you do know however, is that you want..

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The day in the Life as a teacher
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The day in the Life as a teacher

Every day you’ll get the chance to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back – making sure every pupil gets the same access to a quality education and the opportunity to succeed. As most teachers will tell you, there’s no such..

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School-Centred Initial Teacher Training
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School-Centred Initial Teacher Training

School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) programmes are run by schools or groups of schools. Many schools work in close partnerships with universities, enabling trainee teachers to gain a PGCE alongside working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Similar to non-salaried School Direct (tuition fee) programmes, they..

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How To Make A Fighting First Impression
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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..

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Interview Tips For Internships
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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..

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How to become a confident public speaker
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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..

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The ten most common questions asked at graduate interviews
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The ten most common questions asked at graduate interviews

Whereas we doubt if this survey is very reliable but it does give an idea of the key questions to watch out for, and to prepare answers to, at interview. Of course questions were sometimes asked in slightly different formats. For example,”Why do you want..

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How to Prepare for Psychometric Tests
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How to Prepare for Psychometric Tests

The tests, which use assessment tools designed by psychologists, are designed to reveal the truth about candidates’ abilities or personality traits. Many larger companies and organisations use them to get a more rounded picture of each candidate, rather than rely on the way candidates present themselves..

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Know your rights as a new employee
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Know your rights as a new employee

So you’ve been looking around for a while at jobs and have finally landed yourself a position. Starting a new career can be an intimidating time, especially when you’re a student or newly graduated. You may be new to the world of work and in..

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Employers Tell All: Biggest Body Language Mistakes During An Interview
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Employers Tell All: Biggest Body Language Mistakes During An Interview

Much like a highly anticipated first date, a job interview can go from pure potential to pure disaster in mere minutes. Employers shared with Diversity Digest ,  instant deal breakers and how body language can hinder a candidate’s chance of moving forward in the interview..

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Prepping for interviews
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Prepping for interviews

Put yourself in the shoes of the interviewer – if you were them what would you want to know?  – make sure you do some work on being prepared. Think about your responses to the stuff you might be asked. Practice your responses while looking..

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Careers in Banking
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Careers in Banking

For the majority of people, the visible side of the banking sector is that offered by high street bank branches. Retail banks provide services to individual customers and small businesses. Despite the rise of online banking and the use of call centres, they are still..

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Careers in Engineering
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Careers in Engineering

Engineering can be described as being concerned with everything that is built or produced. The number of areas in engineering is considerable. Civil engineering, which is concerned with creating, improving and protecting the environment in which we live, is covered in another article. In this..

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Careers in Computing and IT
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Careers in Computing and IT

Information technology (IT) is still evolving at a rapid rate. There are many different IT careers – it has been said that there are as many as 300 options, and many ways into the industry. IT continues to provide a fairly stable source of income..

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Teacher Training – Routes into teaching
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Teacher Training – Routes into teaching

To become a qualified teacher in state-maintained schools across the UK, you need to undertake Initial Teacher Training (ITT) or Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Entry is generally competitive, but less so for shortage subjects such as maths, physics and languages. Completion of ITT leads to..

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A GRADUATE ‘MUST HAVE’: THE WORK EXPERIENCE PROBLEM
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A GRADUATE ‘MUST HAVE’: THE WORK EXPERIENCE PROBLEM

Almost 80% of graduate recruiters consider work experience one of the most important factors on a graduate CV, ahead of degree level, the relevancy of the course, or the standard of university. According to recent research by Pareto Law, 77% of graduate recruiters place work..

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