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  • 6 secrets to successful revision

    Revision. The word alone can send a chill through the keenest of students. But if you've kept good notes throughout your course and completed all your assignments, you've done well in preparing yourself. Revision is, if you like, the final hurdle before the...

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  • The benefits of work experience

    If you're not sure whether to bother doing work experience (especially if you've got to give up a week of your holiday to do it) then think again! Work experience is your opportunity to find out about the world of work from the inside. Here we list the benefits and...

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  • Why I choose eCLIPS for my students

    In a recent report, the sub-committee for Education, Skills and the Economy raised concerns about the number of careers information websites available, the difficulty in navigating them and how young people and their parents could know which sites to trust. Here...

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  • Whether you've finished your exams or want a career break, we look at what to consider if you're planning the ultimate gap year adventure...

    Should I take a gap year?

    Taking a ‘gap year’ can happen at any time and for any length of time. You might be a student who has just finished exams, or maybe a professional wanting a career break. As an example, my brother, 34, has worked for over 12 years and has decided to take a year out...

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  • Expecting GCSE Results? Checkout this advice

    GCSE Results Day is almost here. It's an anxious time for teenagers waiting to hear how they've got on and their parents too. We offer this advice to help reduce the stress..

     

    Whatever the day brings remember that there are always other options - the key is to...

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  • Awaiting A Level Results? Use our handy checklist to help you prepare

    Results time is here again!  It’s a tense time for teenagers and their parents/carers as the moment of truth draws closer.  Hopefully the day will bring relief and celebration, but what if your results aren't as expected?

    The key is being prepared for any...

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  • What are transferable skills?

    We hear a lot about skills these days - life skills, employability skills, skills gap. Another term you may have heard is 'transferable skills' in connection with getting into work or changing career. But what actually are they? And how do you identify yours? Adviser...

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  • What if you didn’t have to choose just one career path?

    Alex Pye, one of Adviza’s professional careers advisers, talks about a life of learning, thinking beyond 9-5 and what its like to dabble and develop several career paths simultaneously.

    We’re often led to believe that there’s only one direction we can go when...

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  • Volunteer your way out of unemployment

    Many people get a tremendous buzz out of volunteering. But did you know it can also improve your career prospects? Shona Horan, who specialises in helping people back to work, demonstrates how volunteering can provide a valuable stepping stone in the process.

     

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  • 5 things not to do at interview

    Our National Careers Service advisers are experts at preparing people for the dreaded interview. Here, adviser Annie Todd gives her key tips for success and warns you about the gaffes you'll definitely want to avoid.

    1. Don’t forget the vital documentation Ensure...

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