Yearly Archives: 2014

Finding a job in the UK

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Recent studies have found that it is harder than ever to find a job in the UK at present. This is purely because there are more people looking for work following on from the recession where many people find themselves out of a job. There is much more competition for each job advertised so you really do need to make yourself stand out from the crowd in order to land the vacancy.

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When updating your CV make sure that you highlight the unique qualities you have and experience / qualifications for that particular position. Ideally you want to tweak your CV for each company you are sending it to as each job will require a different skill set and you need to make the reader aware of how you believe you suit the position.

When attending an interview, make sure you are punctual, well dressed and prepared. If you can do all of these things it will not only impress but will give you the confidence you need to succeed.

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Returning to studies to change your career path

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 1:11 pm

When looking to change your career it may be that you need to return to studies to obtain the qualifications that you need. Sometimes this involves going to university or college and other times you may be able to do a course in the evenings or even online through places such as the Open University.  Things you need to consider when exploring these options are the cost of the course / degree that you need to complete and if you are able to get any sort of grant or a loan. You should also think about how you are going to survive financially whilst you are training as often this means giving up a current job or working nights or weekends. If you are happy that you can fit it all in then you should start to look at what places offer the course you need to go on to allow you to be able to start applying for jobs.

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Teaching Jobs to make a career in Lincoln

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Teaching has always been known as a noble career and even referred to as a calling. It can be very rewarding especially with reforms carried out on teachers’ pay to standardise salaries of teachers with other professions. The staring salary of teaching jobs Lincoln match most of those paid in other professions and with experience and good performance there is a financial reward and rapid progression in this chosen career path.

Teaching jobs in Lincoln come with more benefits than just the pay or watching students become people of substance in the society. As a teacher if you take up other responsibilities you are entitled to payments referred to as TLR, teaching and learning responsibility payments. The holidays are longer for teachers than those available to many other professions. Generally, a teacher will be in school for 195 days a year which could increase slightly with additional holiday sessions but the other time they get to relax, unwind ad gather their strength for another school term. Teacher’s pension is another benefit that teachers can look forward to. This pension scheme is the second largest in the public sector I the entire country.

Teachers in the larger Lincolnshire area are protected by the NUT which advocates for their pay and pension issues. This organisation ensures that teachers not only in the county town of Lincolnshire that is Lincoln are catered to and their pays and pensions paid on time and that they are sufficient but also those in the whole county. Failure to this, the organisation calls for a strike until negotiations are made and a favourable outcome is achieved. This means that a teaching job will come with some guaranteed sense of financial security that is safeguarded from infringement.

At any given time there are several teaching jobs Lincoln that are available in different specialties and levels of education. For example primary teachers are always in demand because of rollover of students with each school term, lecturers for institutions of higher learning, teachers of different subjects, teaching assistants, special schools teachers and physical education instructors and tutors. The employment can be permanent or temporary and qualified teachers looking for employment can submit their details to the various local schools or enrol as members of organisations which supplies teachers or teaching assistants to various schools in Lincoln.

Different institutions will pay different salaries; have different requirements for teachers in their faculties as well as different governing rules like dress codes, timetables and duties. However as long as you have the right teaching qualifications through the completion of the initial teaching training along with achieving qualified teacher status, you can fit in pretty much anywhere. Teaching is a career that has been around since the biblical times and is one that is still growing. Although getting into teaching may not be a calling for everyone practicing it, it offers a stable and rewarding career.

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Thinking about a change of career

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Maybe you have been in the same job for a number of years or maybe you have recently taken on a role and realised it is not for you. Changing your career path can be scary but can also be very rewarding and bring much job satisfaction. Not all of us enjoy the job we do, but if you have the opportunity to change your job to one you find more enjoyable, you should consider it.

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When people are happier in their role they tend to perform better and give the job more dedication as they don’t often mind working a few extra hours or going further than expected from time to time. A good way to decide if a career change is for you is to make a list of the pros and cons of your current job, then make a list of what you expect the pros and cons to be of your new career. Once you have these you can compare the two to see if you believe it is something you still want to consider and then can look in to how you go about doing it.

 

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Creating a CV

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Employers go through hundreds of CV applications for each job. They’ll glance at your CV for a couple of seconds and debate whether or not you are a suitable candidate for an further interview pending your job application. Statistics show that employers look at a candidates CV for six seconds on average. Therefore, your CV is vital when applying for a job and it has to stand out from the crowd. This does not mean putting a display of colours and large text everywhere, it needs to consist of no more than two pages, it has to be clear and concise as well as have a professional layout.

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Your CV is your chance to show an employer the best of what you’ve got. It’s about selling your skills and experience, and showing them you’re the right person for the job. It should contain:

Your Personal Details: You should include your name, address and contact details.It’s up to you whether you include your age, marital status and nationality but employers should be able to make a decision about your skills and abilities without this information.

Your Personal Profile: This is a mini advert summarising your skills, hobbies and interests, achievements and career aims. It is important that the first few lines of this section stand out and really sells you. Try to avoid over-used terms, such as ‘reliable’, ‘hard working’, ‘team player’, ‘good communication skills’ etc. These terms are heard very often and they don’t help an employer to build up a picture of you.

Experience: In this section you should start with your present or most recent job and work backwards. You should include the name of your past employers, the dates you worked for them, job title and your main duties. Provide more detail on the relevant jobs you’ve had and give examples of the skills you used and what you achieved. If you have had no real experience highlight your education and training.

Education: Start with your most recent qualifications and work back to the ones you got at school. Using bullet points or a table include:the university, college or school you went to and the dates the qualifications were awarded and any grade.

References: At least one reference should be work-related. Or, if you haven’t worked for a while, you could use another responsible person who has known you for some time, for example a past teacher.

 

 

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