Many a student gets through senior school years – be that via grammer school, academy high, free school or one of the many fee paying ‘public’ schools – whatever their circumstances, the pressure on young folk to do their very best to get on the career ladder with the right exam path. Portraying themselves as […]
The most helpful thing a careers guidance teacher can do for any student is to ask what their favourite past time and hobbies are, followed by a question or two about their favourite course work. Trying to illicit replies from shy teens is almost impossible but to get on the right side at the start […]
It’s many years since I was struggling to get used to taking end of school exams. There wasn’t quite the same intense build up to the necessary disciplines that the youngsters have these days. Back then we had tests regularly at shool throughout the term and at the end of each summer term came the […]
I have recently been chatting on a regular basis to a youngster just starting 6th form college. This lass is typical of the rather lack lustre choice of hopeful coming onto the employment market any time now. She is delightful company in her own way but lacks the confidence to really big up her experiences […]
I often think back to my last year or so at school and wonder just how I might have improved my working career had I spent more time doing this study or that better. If I had concentrated more, would my improved gradesa actually have achieved more. I suspect yes, but of course we can’t […]
I was on a short trip around Cologne area when I encountered a travel manager displaying the most perfect skills for her job. A fantastic advert for displaying your cv on your sleeve. I’ve enjoyed short coach tours since my early days as a junior business house clerk and travel agent. If only I […]
Knowing how to prepare for going out to work is such a difficult thing for a younger person. In days gone by, it was often a case that a Saturday and/or holiday job was an introduction to the world of work by needing to be polite, well dressed, and confident. One of my best chums […]
It is a rather long time since I was a teenager about to make that big leap out in to the big wide world of work. In my day there was only a couple of choices. Get through the 11 plus exam, which was the golden gate as far as my parents and family where […]
In today’s very uncertain business world, we cannot take anything for granted. Whereas in my day we just went to school, did the best we could with the yearly exams, eventually took GCSEs or equivalents and then depending on whether we were grammer or comprehensive, it was off to university or straight into a job. […]
Whenever you wish to apply for any kind of a job, there is the worry of the cv. Will it be updated enough, does it give the right impression and are the bullet points sufficiently completed to give the impression of someone in the know with the right level of experience; not overly qualified, no […]
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