How to Make the Most of Your Work Experience Placement

Work experience can help you to explore your career options and set you apart from the competition. It involves investing time and effort from both parties which is why it’s important that you know how to make the most of your work experience placement. A prep school in the UK shares more. Being Clear on…

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Five Beige Terms To Avoid in Job Applications

I have a shiny £5 note here for anyone who can tell me who the first person was who used this phrase in a CV or job applications. It seems strange, as clearly at some point there was a trend for taking basic human functions and displaying them as core employment competencies. As usual, clarification…

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How is Tutoring Experience Valuable to Employers?

Despite the fact that private tutors are hardworking individuals who work to help people understand new educational topics, some might view tutoring as a “student job” that doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously. Since some have that point of view, they may believe that the months or years they have dedicated to private tutoring are…

Nick - Superprof

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How to get a Job without a Degree

Students go to university for a variety of reasons. Some want to make more friends and expand their circles. Some want to make their parents happy, and some want to experience what living away from home feels like for the first time. These are all valid responses – but they are not exactly true. Ultimately…

Tim Sekundyak

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Benefits of Graduates 

There is a misconception that graduates come into the business lacking work experience and are hard work to get up to speed. However, most of the students we work with have already attained work experience, through part time jobs whilst studying, internships or a yearlong sandwich placement. Of course, they would still need to continue learning but they will be able to contribute to the business from day…

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Starting University a “Good to Know” Guide

Going into university can be confusing, scary, andoverwhelming, I know the feeling of having a million questions, friends and family aren’t much help and Google is just making it all more confusing! As my family had all gone to university in different countries, I didn’t have much help when it came to options and decisions,…

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The Power of Networking

Networking  Towards the end of university I remember a certain message being circulated via lecturers, that message was “it’s who you know and not what you know that counts”. As a student about to graduate, I was guilty of being a little blinded and naïve. At the time I was working towards a degree in…

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9 Reasons why Graduates get Rejected and How to Deal with Them

So you’ve been through 5 stages of interviews yet you still get the call “I’m sorry but you were unsuccessful this time”. While we all know that this is demoralising and hurts, the most important thing to remember is that each interview allows you more chance to practice, and is always a learning curve. This…

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Does Tutoring Count as Work Experience?

Whether you’ve been living in a massive city such as London or a small town in Scotland, we can almost guarantee that you’ve heard of the term private tutoring before. Personal tuition conducted by a qualified instructor has become increasing popular in the last decade and many persons have decided to either hire a private…

Nick - Superorf

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Step – Autumn Careers Fairs 2021

Although we cant meet you all in person, we are happy to announce that we will be attending the Careers Fairs listed below. Some of these will include our Think Big Choose Small presentation which focuses on the benefits of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s) and how to find them in your internship/placement and…

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Starting University a “Good to Know” Guide: Student Accommodation

Going to university can be confusing, scary, and overwhelming, I know the feeling of having a million questions. Friends and family aren’t much help and Google is just making it all more bewildering! Especially when it comes to student accommodation. As my family went to university in different countries, I didn’t have much help when…

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Further Education Glossary Part Four : Where Can You Complete Higher Education?

Before 1992, the UK operated a clearly hierarchical system where older and more traditional universities where more highly regarded than colleges offering more technical or vocational qualifications. But the Further and Higher Education Act of 1992 changed the university landscape.  Almost 30 years on however, many of the assumptions and prejudices about what makes a…

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