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Month: September 2019

Why you should offer students work experience

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Work experience has changed: it isn’t just about having someone in to make the tea and do some photocopying any more. Increasingly, employers and teachers see it as a vital step in every student’s education to help them make the transition to employment. In a 2014 survey, 66% of employers said work experience was a [Read more…]

How to break into a career in web development

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

If you’re looking for a new career, it makes sense to head where the demand is. And no job is experiencing quite as much recruitment activity as web development. According to the jobs site Indeed, demand for full-stack developers has grown by 607% in the last four years and they can command an average salary [Read more…]

Five trends that make lifelong learning essential

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Technology has transformed most of our workplaces over the last couple of decades – but experts say that was just the beginning. Consultants at McKinsey & Co examined 800 job roles and estimated that more than one in three workers might have to change their skills mix by 2030 to continue progressing in their career. [Read more…]

Five scientific tips to be a better learner

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

If there ever was a time when you could leave learning behind when you walked through the school gates for the last time, it’s long gone. These days most of us find that we’re asked to regularly update our skills and go on training courses. And we’re bombarded by information in every aspect of our [Read more…]

Audit your own skills and fill those CV gaps

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Sometimes the next step in your career is obvious: you climb the career ladder from promotion to promotion. But sometimes the path ahead is less obvious. That’s when it can help to take a skills audit. By examining all your professional strengths and weaknesses, you can discover what you need to work on to achieve [Read more…]