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  • Whether you've finished your exams or want a career break, we look at what to consider if you're planning the ultimate gap year adventure...

    Should I take a gap year?

    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...

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  • Awaiting A Level Results? Use our handy checklist to help you prepare

    Results time is here again!  It’s a tense time for teenagers and their parents/carers as the moment of truth draws closer.  Hopefully the day will bring relief and celebration, but what if your results aren't as expected?

    The key is being prepared for any...

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  • What are transferable skills?

    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...

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  • What if you didn’t have to choose just one career path?

    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...

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  • 5 things not to do at interview

    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...

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  • Help Wanted - Needs to be resilient

    Employability – does your son or daughter have the right skills?

    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...

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  • Avoid these 5 covering letter blunders

    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...

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  • 5 top tips for a winning CV

    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...

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  • What’s the point of an apprenticeship?

    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?

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    • You get the same qualifications that you...
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  • GCSE results time - five top tips for parents

    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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