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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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  • A Level results time: do’s and don’ts for students

    It's a nervous wait for A Level students and their parents as Results Day - 13th August - approaches. Whatever the day brings, we hope this list of do's and don'ts from our experienced careers advisers will help you through it:

    Do:

    Prepare

    Have...

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  • Option Choices, Life Choices

    Option choices! That’s what you do in year 9 and year 11, right?  Well no. Actually you make option choices every day of your life. You choose what you eat, what you wear, what you say and what you do. Some of your choices don’t matter very much - sugar puffs or...

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  • Will your job be taken over by a robot?

    Due to the nature of this blog, I think it is fitting to introduce myself. I am a recent marketing graduate in my early 20’s and currently working as a Marketing Executive, with a particular focus on digital marketing. A job which 30 years ago, wouldn’t have existed....

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