Category: Careers Advice

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How to become a counsellor


With people talking openly about mental health on the rise, asking for help has become less taboo and counsellors are becoming more in demand. A career in counselling is the perfect path to take if you are looking for a job with more flexibility. Often, counsellors are self employed and can work for themselves. As […]

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National Careers Week – the gateway to a rewarding career


Finding a rewarding career can be challenging. Recent research suggests almost half of Brits feel stuck in an unrewarding job. Another quarter believe they don’t hold the qualifications they need for a more rewarding position. This month, National Careers Week (March 2-7) takes place. The week aims to empower positive change through careers education and […]

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10 Reasons Why You’re Likely to Pull a Sickie


We’ve all at least considered pulling a sickie at some point in our lives. Whether that’s because you’ve woken up filled with stress and dread or you weren’t sensible the night before. Even if we’ve never actually followed it through, considering pulling a sickie has definitely happened at some point. We also can come up […]

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Why being a teaching assistant is so rewarding


Having a job that is both fulfilling and rewarding is important. If you are looking at getting into a job that is rewarding, consider becoming a teaching assistant. Despite the sometimes chaotic work environment and pressure from parents and colleagues, a teaching assistant role can be one of the most rewarding careers available. You can become part […]

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Is it time for a new challenge?


Say goodbye to clock watching! Here’s why 2020 may be the perfect time for you to take on a new challenge and make that change, as well as some top tips to support you on your journey. Are you one of the thousands of people out the work door at 5.01 pm? Maybe you’ve spent […]

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A day in the life of a Nurse in A&E


Naomi, aged 27 is a Sister in an A&E department at a hospital in Redditch. From broken bones to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrests and strokes, she can deal with a lot in a day! Tiring but rewarding, she wouldn’t have it any other way! There is never a dull day in the A&E […]

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