Keeping Your Head Above Water During 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’ll be addressing 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 […]

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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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Are Internships Useful for Finding the Right Job?

We’ve all had that terrible encounter with some minor relative, when they ask 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 […]

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Is an apprenticeship the right option for me?

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 to a new career, an apprenticeship could be the way forward. And you will get paid whilst you learn, […]

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5 key techniques to grow 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 my University taught me 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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How to choose the university that is right 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 […]

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How is a good leader characterised?

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 influence of great leadership on my life

It is hard to talk about this topic without getting personal, without expressing something that makes us all human, which is emotion. Like everyone else, I used to look up to a famous person. I had idols and if you had asked me in my younger days to tell you who my influence was then […]

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Ways to prepare yourself for the uni year ahead

Getting back into the swing of things in the new year can be challenging. Especially when you’ve been having well needed rest over Christmas but have exams and deadlines for the rest of January! Here are some tips that can help you prepare yourself for your upcoming exam and deadlines for the rest of the […]

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New Year, New Me: Do new year resolutions really work?

Even though we’re a couple weeks into January, it is never too late to get into your ‘New Year, New Me’ mode (for those that haven’t). But the real question isn’t when you start but if it actually works. So, it’s a new year and you feel like you need to change things in your […]

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Beating The Exam Challenge

Is not as hard as you may think. Exams are one of those things that can be controlled and overtaken if you steer you wheels in the right direction, and at the right time. So, it’s that time of year again. The time where us students are pulling an all-nighters in the library and rocking […]

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The Importance of making decisions in 2018

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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How to navigate through the UCAS process

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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Smashing 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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Just What Does The Apprenticeship Levy Mean to Me?

  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 […]

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A Day in the Life of an Intern

  No matter how many internships you are successful in or how many you have to come, it is important to note that two internships do not have to be the same (even if the companies are similar). The first day as an intern can be daunting; you may be afraid, nervous or even confident! […]

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A day in the 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 I’ll likely need for Internships/Apprenticeships

  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 […]

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What Would I Tell 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 […]

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How to define your career goals

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

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How to Smash an 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 […]

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How to write a great 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 […]

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The Key Skills Employers Want When Recruiting Summer Interns

  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 […]

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How to Bridge the Gap Between A- Levels to University

Bridging the gap? You’re not alone! Education is a journey- not always a smooth one, but a journey nonetheless. Having friends fasten their seatbelt to travel with you through this journey helps- particularly when driving across a bridge you are yet to cross. An integral part of my bridging experience was my friendship group; more […]

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Valentine’s Day special: How to find work you love

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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Wednesday Wisdom: Be Your 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 […]

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MicroLearning: The Future of Millennial Learning

  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 […]

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Millennials in the Workplace- Simon Sinek

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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Wisdom wednesday: define your goals in 6 easy steps!

  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 can we develop our skills. We lack […]

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Wednesday Wisdom: Embrace the Power of Visualization

  With the end of exams and leaving school or fast approaching, it’s understandable if you feel overwhelmed and a little apprehensive about the future (whether that be working life, personal relationships, travel plans etc). You may have certain aspirations or goals, but you may also lack direction and motivation. It’s often difficult to know where […]

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