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In a recent report, the sub-committee for Education, Skills and the Economy raised concerns about the number of careers information websites available, the difficulty in navigating them and how young people and their parents could know which sites to trust. Here...
Taking a ‘gap year’ can happen at any time and for any length of time. You might be a student who has just finished exams, or maybe a professional wanting a career break. As an example, my brother, 34, has worked for over 12 years and has decided to take a year out...
We hear a lot about skills these days - life skills, employability skills, skills gap. Another term you may have heard is 'transferable skills' in connection with getting into work or changing career. But what actually are they? And how do you identify yours? Adviser...
Alex Pye, one of Adviza’s professional careers advisers, talks about a life of learning, thinking beyond 9-5 and what its like to dabble and develop several career paths simultaneously.
We’re often led to believe that there’s only one direction we can go when...
Our National Careers Service advisers are experts at preparing people for the dreaded interview. Here, adviser Annie Todd gives her key tips for success and warns you about the gaffes you'll definitely want to avoid.
1. Don’t forget the vital documentation Ensure...
It’s Employability Day today but are you wondering what all the fuss is about?
If you’re a parent wondering how your child will cope with the work environment once they leave school, this is for you.
Did you know that the government has set targets for all...
As a National Careers Service adviser, Annie Todd has supported hundreds of adult clients with their job applications. Here she explains why the covering letter is a vital tool for job seekers and 5 things to avoid when writing yours.
I'm often asked if a...
Annie Todd, one of Adviza’s National Careers Service advisers, has helped hundreds of adult clients write their CVs. She shares her top tips for a CV that will make the shortlist rather than the shredder!
Tip 1: Make it a door-opener
Your CV is the most...
Lucy Barr-Richardson shares the ups and the downs of life as an apprentice. Lucy joined the Adviza apprenticeship programme in October 2014. (And we think she’s fab!)
So … what’s the point of doing an apprenticeship?
- You get the same qualifications that you...
With just one day to go until GCSE Results day, it's an anxious time for teenagers waiting to hear how they've got on. It's a tense time for parents and carers too. I should know - this year I have the 'double whammy' of twins getting their results!
I've asked our...
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