Let Microsoft Jumpstart your Career

Young people in Britain have boundless talent and enthusiasm which means that they have a lot to bring to employers. But they also find it difficult to get jobs in the first place as they don’t start with lots of experience. As a result, young people are disproportionately represented amongst the ranks of the unemployed; four in every ten unemployed people are under 25. Microsoft has launched Young Britain Works to provide work experience opportunities for young people and to equip young people with the resources to secure that all important first job. Click here for more information on the…

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Can you afford Valentine’s Day?

Perhaps a more apt question is “can you afford to miss Valentine’s Day?” Guys – it’s important to at least show that you care.  It doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune – in fact here are some ways to achieve the desired effect without costing any money at all! Design your own individual eValentine card.  Explain that none of the ones in the stores reflect the way you feel, so you\’ve taken time to design your own.  There are thousands of useful pictures on the internet for you to use as inspiration for your design, but a really…

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Applying for jobs? Get your CV sorted to give the best impression

You’re home and enjoying the luxury of having your meals/washing done for you – but don’t abuse it – there’s a limit to how long your folks will allow you to sleep until lunch time, leave the toilet seat up and wet towels on the bathroom floor. Before you push them to the limit – let them see you’re serious about finding a job by getting your CV in order.  It really is worth spending time getting this right and there are certain guidelines worth following to get the best results – here are a few worth noting: Your CV…

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Hunting for a very specific job?

Here’s the thing – you’ve got your degree, but you still don’t feel your CV will be adequate to get that specific job that you’re after. It’s a difficult choice – do you apply for jobs now and risk rejection when you know you don\’t have evidence of the skills required, or do you continue working to achieve all the skills you feel are necessary to land your ideal job? On the one hand your parents are probably thinking it’s time you got a job and earned some money – and to be fair they’ve probably had to do without…

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