How to get into teaching

Teaching is a profession many people give up their current careers for. It’s a job that requires perseverance, hard work and a passion for encouraging and improving future generations experience of the world. So, with this in mind, just how do you get into teaching if you’re planning training with a career change in mind? One of the most common ways to train as a teacher, after previous employment, is to enrol on a School Direct Training Programme. This route allows you to work in a school environment as an unqualified teacher, while earning a salary. There is nothing to…

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Starting up your career

It’s undoubtedly one of the toughest times for students coming out of universities. From student fees, to rising property prices, to a shrinking job market; prospects can seem grim. The old passage from academia to well-paid job at an established organisation is a pretty unlikely one, but the news isn’t all bad for students. One sector that has remained stable (perhaps even thrived) over the past decade or so is the start-up, particularly web-based, service-oriented companies such as Ticketbis, the platform to buy and sell tickets for various sporting and entertainment events. Spurred on by the steadily increasing demand for…

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LinkedIn: your one way ticket to a fast track career?

I, myself, have been guilty of disregarding Linkedin in favour of the much more interesting forms of Social Media (Twitter, Youtube, Instagram) and failing to take notice of the serious, professional ones like LinkedIn. But LinkedIn is now 10 years old with over 225 million members, and whilst it’s not going to immediately get you the job of your dreams, it is going to significantly assist that. And if that hasn’t got you opening up a new tab and frantically signing up, hopefully these reasons below will. Recommendations – One of LinkedIn’s key features is recommendations. You can ask colleagues or lecturers to…

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Work Experience: What’s in it for me?

Vocational courses such as Public Relations and Journalism often require students to go out and get hands on experience through regular work experience. What are the benefits of such work experience though? A detailed portfolio When that dreaded time comes of looking for a placement year or graduate scheme, you have evidence of what you are capable of. This will make you stand out against students that haven’t done any work experience as it shows you are willing and capable. It can impress potential employers, especially when you have had work experience with credible and well reputed companies but it…

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