As you sit in double biology struggling with the concept of cell division, you may well wonder how this information is going to help you in the real world. You’re not going to be a botanist, right? Well, probably not, but some of the skills that the routines of school life instil in you, will … Read more

As you sit in double biology struggling with the concept of cell division, you may well wonder how this information is going to help you in the real world. You’re not going to be a botanist, right? Well, probably not, but some of the skills that the routines of school life instil in you, will … Read more

The ‘skint student’ is a stereotype for a reason. Studying at school, college and university (as well as maintaining a social life) means there isn’t often a huge amount of time left for you to earn a decent wage on the side- and what you do earn seems to drain away surprisingly quickly. So when … Read more

I can remember being asked as a kid what I wanted to be when I grew up, and that seemed like an impossible question to answer because I simply didn’t know enough about what the options were. I knew what subjects I liked at school, but I had no idea how that would translate into … Read more

Results Day. The culmination of all those years of schoolwork, reduced to some marks on a couple of sheets of paper in an envelope. For some people, it’s a day of joy with those marks sending them in a direction they already had planned- but for many (the vast majority), it marks the end of … Read more

You’ve probably heard that the job market is very competitive right now. You’ve worked incredibly hard to overcome all obstacles and get the best grades possible to give yourselves every chance of success- but how do you get that foot in the door?  Luckily, there is a way of helping you stand out from the crowd- and … Read more

Leaving school this year? Feeling daunted by the ‘real world’? Don’t be, we’ve got you covered.  It’s probably the first time you’re stepping away from the relative safety of the world of education and entering the unknown world of full-time employment. If it is, it’s completely normal to feel a bit apprehensive about the move, … Read more

There’s no point beating about the bush: the job market for those of you just graduating is going to be TOUGH. Unemployment is high right now, and you’re going to be competing with people with more experience than you who are now on the job hunt, too. But it’s not all doom and gloom! Some … Read more

Job interviews are stressful situations. The applying, relief when you finally get one and then waiting to hear back. All in all, job interviews can be a minefield to crack. You have to walk a fine line of mixing the perfect blend of confidence in your abilities without seeming to be arrogant. Whilst also trying … Read more

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