Don’t be afraid to move about

Some employers will love seeing a CV with just a few long-term roles on there, rather than a CV packed with different roles and experiences. Why you ask? Well, it tells them that you’re loyal and in it for the long haul. That said, other employers will like to see a CV with many different roles and experiences, this can tell them that the individual is not the type to get comfortable, and is an individual who will do anything and everything to develop and pick up more skills.

When you’re young, so let’s say 18-25, you’re likely to move about a little before you find the job that’s right for you. You won’t know where you’re heading and what you want to do if you don’t get out there and work at different companies. You can build confidence this way, and combine all of the things you’ve learned and dealt with to push forward.

If you have a CV with lots of short-term jobs and gaps, this can be problem, but only if you’re unable to explain why you took the route you did. Was you doing work experience at that time? Was you taking time out to travel? There may be good reasons for gaps, but they’re always explainable and so too are short-term positions. Just don’t make a habit out of moving, because if it’s still the case when you’re 30, questions may be asked.

What is an Internship?

“Internship” may be a relatively new word for middle aged parents but for their student children it has been part of their vocabulary for a while now.

An internship is work experience for a student at either under-graduate or post-graduate level.  The idea is that it allows students the opportunity to gain experience in a working environment, sometimes whilst studying alonside of their degree or sometimes after they have graduated.  Employers may offer internships which last just for a week or two, or for one day a week over a short period of time or they could last as long as six months or a year.  Sometimes a student may be paid while working on an internship, though quite often internships are unpaid, though some employers may give reasonable travel and other work related expenses.

Internships are often available in advertising, sales, marketing, human resources, creative design, management and engineering. Working on an internship should enable a student to develop a number of soft skills which will be applicable to any job, including good communication and presentaion skills and effective problem solving.  An internship gives students a taster of the world of work and gives insight into what a particular job may involve.

Before starting an internship, it is important that a student establishes terms and conditions, especially whether the post is paid or unpaid.

Showing hunger, not desperation

When you hear back from a prospective employer and you’ve been offered an interview, it’s normal to start thinking about the questions you will have to answer. The only problem is, you can’t predict the questions that will come your way, and there will always be an element of surprise. Researching the company is something recruitment agencies will always tell you to do, but again the interviewer may not care how much you know about their business, after all, there will be time for you to learn if you do get the job.

So what should you prepare for? The easiest thing to prepare for is how you present yourself and how you allow your personality to shine though. You should show you’re hungry for the role, and not just desperate to get a job. You shouldn’t have to lie to get a job, but you should know how to talk in a way that shows you care about developing in their setup, and helping their company piush forward. When you’re asked a question, think about how you can answer in a way that sells you and your skills. Prepare for this by picking out previous experiences that are relevant to this role. Use them as fuel, to give your answers more substance.

Why should I use a recruitment agency?

If you are in your forties or fifties and suddenly find yourself looking for employment after working for the same employer for 20 or 30 years, then signing up with a recruitment agency may seem a little alien to you. However, whatever your age, there are many advantages to finding work through a reputable agency.

  • Many jobs, which are found advertised in recruitment agencies, are not available elsewhere.
  • Recruitment agencies will offer help and advice on job vacancies and will have established valuable contacts with employers.
  • Most agencies will offer training to brush up on dormant skills or to help you develop new skills.
  • They will offer advice on interview techniques and help you construct a noticeable CV and will actively search for a vacancy that will suit your own specifications.
  • You may find that it is beneficial to take up temporary work whilst looking for something more permanent and a recruitment agency will help with this.

For those searching for work, it is free to use the services of an agency.  When you turn up for the first time, do dress smartly and make sure you are prepared for questions.  If you expect an agency to help you find employment, then you must give a good impression to show that you are eager and willing to work. It is also important to be honest and realistic with agency staff so that they can find the best job which matches your skills, ability and needs.

Becoming a Supply Teacher in Hillingdon

Sometimes staying in the same place for a couple of years may not be one of your choices, but you find yourself into it just because you are on permanent employment. You actually feel that you are missing out on the social and cultural dynamism that the world out there has to offer or probably you are looking forward to staying in a particular place but you can’t make it. Imagine you can go around all this whole issue by venturing into supply jobs. In the UK most teachers are now considering Supply Teacher Jobs Hillingdon. This article explores various reasons that make this teachers choose supply teaching instead permanent teacher job.

  1. Work Study Programs.

Most teachers still have that feeling that they have not had enough of books or probably want to further their education to a much higher level. This is catalysed by the presence of numerous universities around Hillingdon. This makes them to seek time for their master’s programs away from the busy school schedule but at the same time earn some income to meet their requirements. It is for this reason that they consider supply teaching Hillingdon so as to get free time to further their studies.