Gosh, what an exciting start to the year, first gastric flu, then tonsilitis but now like a shiny beacon of hope on the horizon comes the first press release extract from my book -all about the bee in my bonnet. Work experience, and how important it is when it comes to informing careers, university, apprenticeship … Continue reading How to secure work experience and how it can help define your career and academic decision making. (Extract from my new book.)
Lazy I know, but at this time of year why try and reinvent the wheel - work experience good, sitting on butts bad. Check out the repost of an older article I did for Student Hut on the merits of using the school holidays wisely... I keep going on about it but it remains as … Continue reading Using the school holidays wisely for work experience and to help add depth to your UCAS statement.
After last week's gloomy assessment that I might be forever relegated to sitting on the sidelines shouting like an insane street preacher about careers advice (and I still may), there was a break in the weather and I'm happy to report that two buses came along at once. How's that for a mixed metaphor? Today … Continue reading When it rains it pours…
Finding your special purpose, it sounds like a rather twee way to describe locating one's nether regions but actually it's both that and understanding who you are and what you want to do. Too often students are shuttled through the various academic gates without being given enough time to breathe and actually figure out what … Continue reading Finding a purpose, making the right career choice is a process not a knee jerk reaction to external pressure.
It is done, summer is here - obviously only chronologically rather than meteorologically as I look out at the resolutely sullen British vista. My children break up for their holidays and although they are too young to co-opt into the world of work and I'm staring down the barrel of 7 weeks of Lego and ice … Continue reading Careers planning starts with good work experience, that’s what the holidays are for.
Here comes the sun. Possibly. Whilst I can't guarantee sunshine. I can guarantee that at this time of year schools will ostensibly remember their obligations to the students finishing out the first year of sixth form, and try and run them through some last minute work experience. What's less clear is why they will have … Continue reading Here comes the sun… Top five tips for work experience goodness.