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5 Questions To Ask At Your Job Interview

5 Questions To Ask At Your Job Interview

Posted: 21st of April 2015 by Tom Clover

Job interviews are stressful at the best of times – so unless you are prepared you can easily get caught out when asked if you have any questions at the end. Of course, you want to come across as thoughtful and intelligent, you want the interviewer to think you have really considered the job you are applying for, and you need to have done some research about the company before you got to the interview. Ideally, you will have been paying close attention during the interview too, so that you could come up with a couple of really good, pertinent questions for the inevitable ‘have you got any questions’ moment. Then again, you may have been doing all you could not to collapse from the stress of it all, and may not be as on-the-ball as you might hope. So, here we present 5 go-to questions to ask at the end of (pretty much) any interview:

Get Your Point Across – Properly

Get Your Point Across – Properly

Posted: 20th of April 2015 by Tom Clover

There is a difference between being rude and being assertive. Being assertive is a great skill to learn as it allows you to know and express what you feel and need. Of course, to do this successfully, without tipping over into rudeness, you need to balance your needs with being polite and sensitive to those of others. Assertiveness comes somewhere between being pushy or rude and being passive or a walk-over. In order to understand how to be assertive, it is worth knowing what being overly passive or aggressive is like.

Job Dissatisfaction? Work / Life Balance

Job Dissatisfaction? Work / Life Balance

Posted: 17th of April 2015 by Tom Clover

With a recent report saying that nearly a quarter of all professionals are dissatisfied with their work / life balance it seems that there is more to having a job than just getting employed. Despite the fact that the employment rates hit a record high at the end of 2014, it seems that too many people are not happy with their current jobs.

College hosts Apprenticeship Open Day as part of the Haringey 100

College hosts Apprenticeship Open Day as part of the Haringey 100

Posted: 16th of April 2015 by Karen O'Connor

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London hosted the Haringey 100 apprenticeship Open Day last week for those that want to start earning, study for a qualification and receive hands on work experience. The day was a great opportunity for visitors to learn more about what’s involved in becoming an apprentice; working a minimum of thirty hours a week at a wide selection of companies, the rates of pay and attending the College one day a week.

College Learner fundraising his way to help those in in need

College Learner fundraising his way to help those in in need

Posted: 16th of April 2015 by Karen O'Connor

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London hosted a volunteering presentation last month by charity Raleigh International. Creative Media Production BTEC Diploma Level 3 learner Aaron Fenton applied for the position and was lucky enough to be selected for the expedition to Central America. Aaron, who is due to leave for Nicaragua in June 2015, is now in the midst of several months of fundraising to raise £800 to fund the trip.

Why You Should Be Your Own Best Friend

Why You Should Be Your Own Best Friend

Posted: 16th of April 2015 by Tom Clover

Imagine if you had a friend who followed you around criticising your every move, telling you that you are stupid, useless, ugly, or whatever other negative statements you care to think of. Chances are they wouldn’t be your friend for very long. So, why is it that so many of us spend so much time telling ourselves these exact same things? Constantly putting yourself down with negative thoughts can have a detrimental impact on your mental well-being, and leave you feeling worthless and depressed. Instead of bullying yourself with negative thoughts you should try to ditch your inner bully and try to be your own best friend instead?

What to do after GCSEs

What to do after GCSEs

Posted: 16th of April 2015 by Lynette Daly

Does choosing sixth form over college, national diploma over A-levels limit your future opportunities? What happens if you choose one pathway and then in a few years’ time you change your mind? Should you do something you love or something that you think will pave the way to a financially secure future?

The Best Jobs In Britain?

The Best Jobs In Britain?

Posted: 15th of April 2015 by Tom Clover

What makes a good job great? Of course, decent wages are important – as you would definitely want to be well rewarded for your hard-work, but money isn’t the be-all and end-all of what makes a good job great. As well as a decent salary there needs to be a good chance of landing the job – meaning that the number of job openings need to be high. After all, you might fancy being Prime Minister, but the chances of getting the job are pretty slender, considering that there is only space for one PM at number 10 Downing Street.

It’s nearly summer-time – Get yourself a summer job

It’s nearly summer-time – Get yourself a summer job

Posted: 15th of April 2015 by Lynette Daly

Getting a job can be difficult when you haven’t got any experience but it’s hard to get the experience if you can’t get the job. Whether you’re trying to gain some experience ready for full time work or whether you just want or earn some spending money check out these tips for getting a summer job.

A role in social care: The apprentice’s story

A role in social care: The apprentice’s story

Posted: 14th of April 2015 by Zara Hutchins

Ana’s interest in a career in social care initially stemmed from a work placement where she had supported adults within a social care environment. Ana has since pursued this interest through a combination of work experience and studies. She completed an Advanced 14-19 Diploma in Society, Health and Development, before gaining further qualifications and training working in positions as an Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced Apprentice (Level 3) in Health and Social Care.

Managing A-Level Stress

Managing A-Level Stress

Posted: 14th of April 2015 by Tom Clover

Studying for your A Levels can be a stressful time, whether you are studying, preparing for exams, or completing coursework on time. Stress is a part of everyday life, but if you don’t manage it properly it can build up and even lead to other problems, like depression. Therefore it is important to understand how to deal with your stress response when under pressure, and how to deal with any problems constructively, rather than letting them build up and take control.

Get ready for exams!

Get ready for exams!

Posted: 14th of April 2015 by Lynette Daly

Exam time, although most people find it terrifying can be exciting…if you know your stuff and you’re ready to show off your knowledge of the subject. So, what’s the best way to approach your revision?

Apprenticeship Or University? Advice For Parents

Apprenticeship Or University? Advice For Parents

Posted: 13th of April 2015 by Tom Clover

Lots of parents hold on to a dream that their children will one day go to university, graduate, get a great job, and go on to lead successful lives. There may be some variation in exactly what this ‘successful life’ or what the eventual career is – perhaps the dream involves becoming a lawyer or a doctor and having the standard 2.4 children? Others may see an alternative destination, but the route often stays the same – with university being a definite part of the plan. So, it may be somewhat disconcerting to hear that your child doesn’t want to go to university, or even that your advice to do so may not actually be in your child’s best interests!

15 Networking Ice-Breakers

15 Networking Ice-Breakers

Posted: 10th of April 2015 by Tom Clover

Networking is a part of modern-day business, but knowing what to say can be tricky – especially if you lean towards the shy side of things. Getting the conversation started can be the trickiest thing of all – you don’t want to say the wrong thing and end up making yourself look like an idiot. So here we present 15 ideas to help you get the ball rolling…

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