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Tuition fees encourage British students to study abroad

An increasing number of British students are travelling abroad for their higher education, in part because of tuition fee rises.<p>A British Council survey found 37% of undergraduates and postgraduates said they were considering overseas study, a 17% rise compared with the same poll taken last year.<p>Of …

Busting myths about apprenticeships: are they a valid career choice?

The number of people doing apprenticeships is on the rise, and they help the economy as much as they benefit individuals. Over the next 10 years, 3.8 million people will complete an apprenticeship, contributing an estimated £3.4bn to the UK economy per year in productivity gains by 2022, according …

Help to Work: New unemployment rules in force

<b>Long-term unemployed people will have their benefits cut unless they visit a Job Centre every day, work for free or undertake training, under new rules which have now come into effect.</b><p>The rules will apply to anyone who has not found a job after two years on the existing Work Programme scheme.<p>The …

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The Best Way to Research a Company for a Job Interview

• Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated September 15, 2017<p>Before you go on a job interview, it's important to find out as much as you can about the company. …

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The sports industry boasts a diverse range of career options. Choose from the six main areas below for the latest news and jobs, plus careers advice, …

I'm on LinkedIn. But I haven't done much with it.

Posted by Lea McLeod on May 22, 2014<p>LinkedIn is a great tool for your job search, but only if you know what to do with it.<p>If you’re a student or …

The Habits of Successful People: They Have a Growth Mindset

<i>This is the 5th post in our series discussing The Habits of Successful people, written by James Clear and Joel Gascoigne. You can read them all …

Self-improvement

Eight tips on starting a career in film and TV

<b>1. What are the biggest dos and don'ts when emailing CVs and cover letters?</b><p><b>Gayle Woodruffe,</b> production service manager at Northern Film & Media, says: "Keep CVs short and specific to the job you're applying for. If you haven't gripped them in the first half page they may not read the rest. Follow …

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5 Interesting Careers for Language Lovers (Beyond Translators and Interpreters)

When thinking of foreign language-related careers, the first options that come to mind are probably translator, interpreter, and foreign language …

Careers advice - job profiles, information and resources

National Careers Service<p>We provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.<p>We are redesigning this …

10 places to get personal statement pointers

<b>The UCAS website</b><br>Start your planning at www.ucas.com/personalstatement. There are tips on how to get started and what to include. It also covers the …

How to write a CV for a temporary job

A Yahoo article paints a depressing picture of graduates who are either "jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge."<p>However, filler or temporary roles are not necessarily any easier to secure than more traditional ones. A tight job market and reluctance …

Derry men now almost twice jobless average

The number of Derry people coming off the unemployment register over the past year is only a fraction of that across the north, it has emerged.<p>The …

Job Specific Interview Questions With Tips for Answering

• Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated February 13, 2018<p>Can you do the job? That's at the forefront of the hiring manager's mind when conducting job …

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Ways a gap year expedition abroad can improve your career prospects

Getting involved in an organised overseas expedition can not only offer an opportunity of a lifetime but it can also develop life skills and a level of cultural immersion that will help young people stand out in the jobs market.<p>Taking on this kind of adventure – whether on a school trip, during a …

5 Ways to Network Effectively When Young

With the inception of LinkedIn came a new buzzword. <i>Networking</i>. Everybody's doing it - but is everybody doing it well?<p>Here are some suggestions that …

15 Words You Should Never Use In A Job Interview.

Receiving an invitation for a job interview can be an exciting time – especially after you’ve been job-searching for a while.<p>Unfortunately, it’s all …

A-level and GCSE results: top 10 careers blogs for school leavers

As students line up for exam results this month, thoughts inevitably turn to future career options. Despite views that young people are having to make big career decisions too early, there is lots of advice and support available to help you make the right decision.<p>University isn't for everyone, and …

Life after A-level results: five job options if you didn't get the grades

Considering your next step after A-levels and GCSEs? Don't despair if your grades didn't quite hit the mark. Here's why kickstarting your career straight from school can actually give you a competitive advantage.<p>A-level students frantically teared into brown envelopes last week to discover whether …

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The best career advice you’ll never hear in a graduation speech

“Follow your passion” is the stupidest career advice I’ve ever heard. Why? Because my passion in life is for singing bad karaoke. My friend Dodgy Dave’s passion is for dealing crack cocaine. Some of my friends have many passions. Most of my friends have none.<p>“Do what you’re good at” is better, but …

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Degrees matter when hunting for a job

People with less education have found themselves more likely to be unemployed.<p>Going to university is no small investment in time and, for most people, money. Given the recent high levels of unemployment worldwide, students leaving high school may think going directly to work makes more financial …

18 of The Best Career Blogs To Read

It’s hard to know where to turn for great career advice when everybody is claiming to be an expert or a guru.<p>You need resources you can rely on when …

Schoolgirls Determined Despite Boko Haram Threat