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  • The benefits of work experience

    If you're not sure whether to do work experience (especially if you've got to give up a week of your holiday to do it) then read this! Work experience is your opportunity to find out about the world of work from the inside. Here we list the benefits and some tips to...

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  • Stress busting tips for GCSE Results Day

    GCSE Results Day is almost here. It's an anxious time for teenagers waiting to hear how they've got on and their parents too. Here are our top tips to help reduce the stress.

    Before the Day:

    • Keep results day and the following days free
    • Make sure you know...
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  • How to survive A Level Results Day

    It’s that time of the year again: hectic, hysterical frenzy of an emotional whirlwind - 17th August, A Level Results Day. We've asked guest blogger Annie Thompston to share her tips to ensure you make it through this dreaded date in your calendar.

    Your brain is...

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  • Volunteer your way out of unemployment

    Many people get a tremendous buzz out of volunteering. But did you know it can also improve your career prospects? National Careers Service adviser Shona Horan, who specialises in helping people back to work, demonstrates how volunteering can provide a valuable...

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  • 6 secrets to successful revision

    Revision. The word alone can send a chill through the keenest of students. But if you've kept good notes throughout your course and completed all your assignments, you've done well in preparing yourself. Revision is, if you like, the final hurdle before the...

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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 Young People Need …

    Katharine Horler is Adviza’s Chief Executive and chair of the board for Careers England. She has campaigned relentlessly for the provision of quality careers advice and guidance, especially for the most vulnerable young people. In this blog she adds her voice to the...

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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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