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  • 5 top tips for a winning CV

    Annie Todd, one of Adviza’s National Careers Service advisers, has helped hundreds of adult clients write their CVs.  She shares her top tips for a CV that will make the shortlist rather than the shredder!

     

    Tip 1:  Make it a door-opener

    Your CV is the most...

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  • What’s the point of an apprenticeship?

    Lucy Barr-Richardson shares the ups and the downs of life as an apprentice. Lucy joined the Adviza apprenticeship programme in October 2014. (And we think she’s fab!)

    So … what’s the point of doing an apprenticeship?

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    • You get the same qualifications that you...
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  • GCSE results time - five top tips for parents

    With just one day to go until GCSE Results day, it's an anxious time for teenagers waiting to hear how they've got on.  It's a tense time for parents and carers too. I should know - this year I have the 'double whammy' of twins getting their results! 

    I've asked our...

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  • A Level results time: do’s and don’ts for students

    It's a nervous wait for A Level students and their parents as Results Day - 13th August - approaches. Whatever the day brings, we hope this list of do's and don'ts from our experienced careers advisers will help you through it:

    Do:

    Prepare

    Have...

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  • From a volunteer to an Adviza employee

    Kathryn Evans previously volunteered for Adviza and mentored teenagers who had left education and were looking for work. She absolutely loved volunteer mentoring and seeing the joy and improvements it bought to young people that she wanted to continue doing so as a...

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  • Option Choices, Life Choices

    Option choices! That’s what you do in year 9 and year 11, right?  Well no. Actually you make option choices every day of your life. You choose what you eat, what you wear, what you say and what you do. Some of your choices don’t matter very much - sugar puffs or...

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  • So, do we really change lives?

    Meet Jessi, a young carer, trying her best to look after her mum with severe depression and agoraphobia.  She was juggling caring for her mum and trying to attend college for herself.  She was in turmoil; full of guilt and very unhappy. The college asked her to...

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  • Will your job be taken over by a robot?

    Due to the nature of this blog, I think it is fitting to introduce myself. I am a recent marketing graduate in my early 20’s and currently working as a Marketing Executive, with a particular focus on digital marketing. A job which 30 years ago, wouldn’t have existed....

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  • Ofsted find careers guidance is effective in only one in five schools

    A key finding of the recent Ofsted thematic survey of careers guidance in 60 schools is that provision is effective in only one in five schools. Anthony Barnes asks if the picture is as bad as it appears and if this report could be a game-changer, a decisive step...

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