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Tips on being a career mentor

“A career mentor is someone who agrees to share their skills, knowledge, expertise, and professional contacts with you,” say “People with mentors earn higher salaries, are promoted more frequently, and report higher job satisfaction than those without mentors.” The benefits to the mentee are therefore very clear. But how does the mentor benefit from the arrangement? Admore [Read more…]

Techniques to improve your time management at work or college

In our recent alumni survey, we asked you what advice you would like to see in our monthly alumni articles. Help with time management was a popular request amongst the Derby College alumni community, so here are our tips for using your time wisely, whether you’re at work or college.   Set clear short-term and [Read more…]

How to get your first work experience

Getting your first working experience is a challenge for new jobseekers in almost every industry. How do you get a job without previous experience and how do you get experience without a job? Having work experience is even a prerequisite for getting internships these days, as competition for graduate opportunities continues to rise. It’s a frustrating Catch 22 for those [Read more…]

Cutting edge jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago

New technology means new jobs. We explore some of the job roles that have come into existence over the last decade.   App Developer “The iPhone arrived in 2007 and the Android shortly after, and now nearly half the world’s adults have a smartphone,” say the World Economic Forum. There are now over 2.2million apps available [Read more…]