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Month: September 2017

Join the London Chapter of Derby Ambassadors Club

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The London Chapter of Derby Ambassadors Club is a group of individuals who are primarily based in London but have an ongoing affiliation with Derby. Its overall aim is therefore to create contacts and leads that drive investment into Derby. Members will be invited to three gatherings per year which will partly serve a social [Read more…]

Hair Angels gives Derby College hairdressing students a head start

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Oakwood hair salon Hair Angels is set to give more Derby College hairdressing students a head start this year as it welcomes its next intake of new learners. For many years the salon has been actively providing students with work experience and job opportunities, as well as contributing to the College’s curriculum by delivering hair masterclasses. [Read more…]

Harj Dhanjal: “One of my proudest moments was a 100% Distinction in Business & Finance at Derby College after being expelled from 3 other schools. Now I work for Rolls-Royce.” 

Monday, September 18th, 2017

After studying BTEC Business and Finance at derby College, Harj Dhanjal has progressed to Vice President – Head of Continuous Improvement at Rolls-Royce Plc.   “I always wanted to do well in Business and Finance,” said Harj. “Derby College gave me the basic skills to excel and apply to University, where I completed my Higher Education. This eventually led to Rolls-Royce sponsoring my [Read more…]

Tips for mature students on returning to education

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Don’t be put off by titles – the following tips may just change your perceptions of what being a mature student really means.   Do you feel like you’re stuck in a career rut and want to get some new professional qualifications to improve your prospects? Or perhaps you want to take your education to [Read more…]

How to market your e-book

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

We’ve already shown you how to make a profit from self-publishing your e-book on platforms like Kindle, and explained the process of devising and writing a non-fiction e-book in just a few weeks.   However, if you want to make a viable income from self-publishing, or if you want to be one of the many [Read more…]

How to get on with your work colleagues

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

In our recent alumni survey, we asked you what career advice you would like to see from your alumni association. One popular request was for advice on getting on with your work colleagues. It seems that many of us sometimes have difficulty getting on with everyone at work, all of the time. That’s completely normal, [Read more…]

How to explain gaps in your CV

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

You could have a gap in your CV for many good reasons, and your future employer will always want to know about them. Here’s how to explain the most common reasons for any breaks in your employment history in a positive way.   The careers website Prospects.ac.uk recommends doing this in your cover letter so [Read more…]

Could you change your career?

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

  The short answer is yes, but you’ll probably need a bit more information to assist in making such a big decision. There are many reasons why you may be considering a career change. If one of the following applies to you, read on for our advice on deciding on your next career move, and [Read more…]

Careers in the creative industry

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The opportunities available in the creative industry are vast and varied.   Last year the government said that the “creative economy is growing three times faster than any other sector.” Creative sectors such as design, advertising, film, gaming and fashion are reportedly growing faster than the rest of the UK economy, employing passionate creative talent [Read more…]