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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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  • This month sees our regional career spotlight focusing on the town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

    Spotlight on Aylesbury

    Our latest regional career spotlight focuses on the town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

    Aylesbury is located just north of the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the agricultural area known as the Vale of Aylesbury. It is commutable...

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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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  • Spotlight on Maidenhead

    This month sees the first of our regional career spotlights, focusing on towns within the Thames Valley region where our National Careers Advisers are working to support people into jobs and apprenticeships. In the spotlight this month is Maidenhead in Berkshire.

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  • Why I choose eCLIPS for my students

    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...

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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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  • 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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