How to set reachable goals

As we welcome the new year, many of us look to set new year’s resolutions and goals.  From weight loss to becoming more organised, our rPreview Changesesolutions resolve to change something we may not like about ourselves in order to improve our lives.  The nature in which we set these goals see them to be […]

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Life lessons: 5 pieces of advice to my younger self

As kids we are always looking up to the future and imagining how exciting our life will be, and as we grow up it is time to take action to make all these dreams and plans come true – to become who we really are. Although the adulthood path might be full of ups and […]

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5 steps to successful note taking

Taking notes is a widely undervalued skill. It’s easy to zone out in classes when taking notes in its simplest form is tedious but with the following note-taking tactics, you can start to immerse yourself in the information in order to create the most helpful and relevant notes. Use your voice The great thing about notes is they’re made […]

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Essential skills you acquire during university

written by a graduate’s point of view Whether you are learning a new topic or even stepping out of your comfort zone, developing skills can be challenging and insightful. Particularly at university  you are being given a wide variety of topics to learn and understand. So make sure to improve your analytical, creative and grammatical skills. It is […]

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How to create a 5-year master plan

We always get asked the haunting questions “What are your future plans?” or “Where do you see yourself in five years?”. It’s a nerve-racking question which young people often tend to push aside because we actually don’t know what the future provides for us. Even though we should never doubt our journey to success or our […]

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De-stressing in stressful times

Hi there! My name is Rufeida. I thought I should introduce myself to make my writing slightly more intimate and relatable because I address an important topic that requires the person writing (aka me) to show to the reader (aka you) that I’m not just a writer who formulates robotic articles. I am a human […]

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What soft skills are the most important?

Employees tend to look out for soft skills during interviews, so it is important to spend time trying to improve these skills. Your hard skills will get you to the interview stage in your job hunt but it is your soft skills that will land you the job of your dreams. Soft skills are personal […]

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How valuable are internships to future careers?

We’ve all had that terrible encounter when someone asked the fateful question that sends shivers down any current student or graduate’s spine; “So, what do you want to do?”. If you’re one of the people that dreads this question because you’re undecided – or completely at a loose end – for what to do after university, […]

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Why choose an apprenticeship?

Thinking about an apprenticeship? Perhaps the cost will work in your favour. That time of year has rolled around again, whether you are on the cusp of leaving education or just thinking about starting the journey of a new career, an apprenticeship could be the way forward as you get paid whilst you learn.   If the call […]

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Top tips to boost your confidence

In today’s society, with constant judgement on the internet, competition in work roles and biased media, it can be difficult to feel confident. It’s something we all struggle with from time to time, but if you follow these 5 rules you can be on your way to feeling more confident in your daily life. Be […]

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How universities can teach you resilience

Resilience defined as ‘the ability of a substance to return to its original shape after it has been bent, stretched or pressed’. (Oxford Dictionary) Over 100 years ago, the great African American educator Booker T. Washington spoke about resilience: “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that […]

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Which university is the right one for you?

Congratulations, you’ve found your calling in life. Now all you need do to, is figure how and where to start the journey in mastering your craft. & for a large majority of us, the beginning of that journey starts at university.And there lies your next question; how do you choose the university that is right […]

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The essential qualities of a successful leader

What is a leader? “Leaders help themselves and others to do the right things. They set the direction, build an inspiring vision, and create something new” (MindTools, 2018). This clearly indicates that leaders are those who take the lead and set the directions for others to follow. I remember in my leadership and management lecture […]

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The importance of accurate decision making

Making decisions can be tough and challenging to say the least. However once decisions have been thought out and executed well then the rest certainly follows and 2018 is no exception. For anyone at university or starting very soon decision-making is an integral part of your university experience. Thus its vitally important to understanding the […]

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A guide for navigating the UCAS progress

Planning your university journey can be exciting but also nerve racking at the same time. Not to mention a lot of work is put into one main area, known as your own UCAS profile. This involves your own personal statement, references and more, for those respective universities (that you are interested in). To really get […]

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Top tips to smash your personal statement

So you’re starting to plan your own personal statement but are realising that what you are writing about is a bit too long-winded and exaggerated? Fear not as many personal statements start off in this way until they are developed.   First off, a personal statement is all about showcasing who you are to each […]

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What does the apprenticeship levy mean for you?

Maybe like me, before embarking on writing this article, you are unsure what the apprenticeship levy is? Or what it means to you? Well worry not, I have done most of the hard work for you. All the painstaking research is done. Now all you have to do is read this article, find an apprenticeship […]

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The daily life of an apprentice

You’ve just mapped out your career path and decided to take action and apply for an apprenticeship in your chosen field; you’re so excited you can barely wait to start working. Remember, in order to reach your goal there are many steps along the way, with great anticipation you’re accepted and offered the role of […]

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Skills you need to develop before every internship

Before you even apply for internships or apprenticeships you worry about whether you have the experience or if you know enough about what you’re applying for but most times there’s nothing to worry about and it’s ok if you don’t have experience; they’ll still want you! One of the first things to take into consideration […]

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A letter to my younger self

  Dear younger, ‘sixth- former self’, Now that I’ve reached my third and final year at university I’ve been thinking a lot about what life was like just a few years ago and how much has changed since then. Looking back to sixth form, which, in reality, was only a few years ago, seems like […]

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Why and how should you define your career goals?

Your career is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life. Why you may ask, this is because the average person spends their life working so it’s only right you make the best decision and define what your goals are. You do not want to start your life with a vague idea, […]

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Top tips to succeed in every interview

Interviews can be nerve-wrecking whether it is your first or your tenth but it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way. You can ace an interview if you really want to and here are five top tips on how to do so. 1. Do your research When you know you’ve secured an interview, it’s time […]

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How to write an outstanding CV

Congratulations for taking the first towards landing yourself a job. Your choice to write your CV is a good sign. Anyone can write a CV but it’s not a CV that’s going to get you a job. However, a great CV will do this. From my own experience the more effort you put in into […]

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How to succeed in your summer internship?

Just like those annoying YouTube adverts say, ‘Don’t skip, Don’t skip’. READ THIS. YOUR FUTURE COULD DEPEND UPON IT. Spare me the details about your degree. Let’s fast forward to the present day. So, the working world looms but you realise that your dream job will not simply fall into your lap. A struggle for needing money […]

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Finding and creating the work you love – A valentines special

In his fascinating Ted Talk, Scott Dinsmore discusses the journey of discovery he made as he quit his job and searched for work he loved. This is essential viewing for anyone starting their career or finding themselves stuck in a rut! For more fantastic careers advice, why not check out our online training modules today?!
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How to create your own brand

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, famously said that ‘your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room’. Brands aren’t just for products- they’re for people and services too. In particular, your personal brand reflects your vision, values, skills and beliefs. Employers, your network, people you meet on the street […]

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Microlearning- what the future provides for the Millennial generation

For those of us growing up in the digital age, there may be times when we feel we’re presented as slaves to technology. Older generations suggest we’re controlled by modern technologies, that we can’t focus on anything other than our game of Angry Birds and that we prioritise time spent in front of a screen […]

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Millennials in the work place – issues and expectations

In this insightful video, Simon Sinek (one of our favourite trainers here at Work Ready!) analyses what millennials want in the workplace, why they become frustrated and the ways in which employers can tackle this problem. To develop your 'soft skills' and prepare yourself for the world of work, why not check out the accredited, [...]
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6 top tips to help you define your goals

We’re sure you’ve heard it before, but the importance of setting and working towards goals cannot be overstated. When looking for jobs, deciding future education plans or making life choices, it’s vital that you know what you want to achieve. Without goals we can’t move forward nor develop our skills. There is a lack of motivation […]

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