Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you find yourself not making the cut at the interview. It could be nerves, lack of sleep, underselling your skills or a range of different reasons, but that is no reason to become despondent: here is a list of areas where you may have felt you let yourself down, along with the positives you can take from each situation.
My favourite thing that came out of my interview with student Abi Pritchard was not just her confessional honesty that studying English Literature as a single honours could have ‘bored’ her, nor was it confessing that she pushes herself out of her comfort zone in order to make her university time worthwhile, but the fact that it was her friends that motivated her to study. Who else would say this but a university student? If young people are needing reasons to go to university this is certainly a fair one. It isn’t peer pressure, it isn’t competition, it’s as if they inspire one another to be better versions and do more during their student years. With this being said, I’m sure that from this brief interview with Abi, we will see that other potential university students will be motivated by her and her honest attitude towards this challenging stage of her life.
I’ve repeatedly written articles about the demand for language skills in the workplace. As businesses expand, this demand becomes greater and greater as companies aim to form relations abroad. The highest demand for foreign speakers is for communications with China (Cantonese and Mandarin). But with today’s issue being that employers claim that applicants are not qualified enough, this can be very frustrating for the younger generations. This is one reason why it is essential that our school syllabus is reviewed; if primary and secondary schools made foreign languages compulsory this would be less of an issue and generally our sons’ and daughters’ comprehension of the world and other cultures would be greatly improved – who knows what other benefits this entails?
Suppressing rage may be a national past time, but Brits will get into more than 4,000 office rows during their working life, a new study has found.
Consider this question for a minute – are employers doing enough to make your work fun? It’s not something I had ever considered before I read an article about the internationally celebrated ‘Fun at Work Day’ which soon sparked my imagination; what WOULD make work fun? Do I find it ‘fun’ already to go to work? I cannot say I do, particularly when I am waiting for the bus in the rain, or when five things go wrong within the space of two hours. But for one day a year, what if my management made it all worthwhile?
There is no doubt that social media plays an important role in today’s society, and with research showing that more than half of Britain’s adults use social media daily, it’s no surprise that Facebook is one of the first places employers check when reviewing job applications.
This week I spoke to a young lady, Tana Uddin, studying at Southampton who aims to graduate and become a doctor. Where would we all be without the guidance and knowledge of doctors? They dedicate years and years to their study to help us in our time of need. This particular medical student is also thinking about the places in the world where healthcare is less available – as if we need more proof of the caring nature of these medical students who will soon be caring for us at our local practice!
BT says it expects to create more than 50 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs in the North East as part of a major national recruitment campaign.
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