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Come On Our Tour And Rap Your Way To A Career

Come On Our Tour And Rap Your Way To A Career

Posted: 24th of April 2014 by Andrew Shanahan

Could you rap your way to a career? Sounds crazy doesn't it, unless of course you're a rapper - in which case the rapping is more or less in the job description. Well, that's precisely what we've got on offer for schools who book our CareerCrowd tour.

‘Why Did You Study That?’ Will Your Degree Work In The Real World?

‘Why Did You Study That?’ Will Your Degree Work In The Real World?

Posted: 23rd of April 2014 by Tom Clover

You may be considering heading off to university to get a degree, but have you really thought about what will happen a few years down the line, once you have graduated? It is worth considering how your degree will work for you when it comes to getting a job, Sure, having graduated, you will have shown a dedication to study, but what will your choice of degree subject do for you? While there are those who will want to study a subject for the love of it, there are others who will be looking at the cold reality of what their degree will do for them in the job market.

Safe Socialising: Making It Back

Safe Socialising: Making It Back

Posted: 22nd of April 2014 by Tom Clover

Whether you are heading off to college, starting an apprenticeship, going straight into work, or taking a different option, you will most likely meet new people. This means more opportunities to go out and socialise, but you should remember not to get carried away on your evenings out. One of the most important points of going out is knowing how you are going to get home again.

Managers To Watch Out For

Managers To Watch Out For

Posted: 22nd of April 2014 by Andrew Shanahan

As mere workers we all like to pick holes in our managers’ credibility, behaviour and actions, but have you ever considered that maybe, just maybe, we are the stupid ones? Maybe we’re just not smart enough to appreciate the madness in our managers’ methods? If you’re having a hard time understanding the man or woman at the top, maybe it’s because you just don’t understand their management style.

8 Do’s (& Don’ts) of C.V. Presentation

8 Do’s (& Don’ts) of C.V. Presentation

Posted: 21st of April 2014 by Tom Clover

You may have all of the necessary experience or qualifications for a job, but for some reason you just don’t seem to be getting to the interview stage. It could be that your C.V. is letting you down. How you present your C.V. is as important as what it says, since poor presentation could prevent your application even being read, let alone considered! While different industries have slightly different expectations when it comes to applications, there are a few hard and fast rules that will give you a better chance of success, and so we present our 8 Do’s (and Don’ts) of C.V. Presentation…

Overcoming the ‘Catch 22’ of Workplace Experience

Overcoming the ‘Catch 22’ of Workplace Experience

Posted: 18th of April 2014 by Tom Clover

‘Catch 22’ is a common term that originally came from the 1961 novel, ‘Catch 22’ by Joseph Heller. In the novel, the term was used to explain the bureaucratic constraints on pilots in World War II, whereby those who wanted to avoid dangerous missions hoped to be declared insane and deemed unable to fly. However, by declaring their own insanity, they actually proved themselves to be sane (since they understandably didn’t want to fly the dangerous missions), and were thereby deemed fit to fly. The ‘Catch 22’ of Heller’s paradoxical situation has passed into common use, often meaning rules or regulations that prevent a desired outcome, but over which you have no control. A common employment ‘Catch 22’ is when someone says that they need a job to build experience, but need the experience to land the job in the first place!

Love Social Media? Why Not Turn It Into A Career?

Love Social Media? Why Not Turn It Into A Career?

Posted: 17th of April 2014 by Tom Clover

From Facebook to Twitter, and Instagram to Pinterest, social media has taken over the world. While you may love using social media to share your personal thoughts, pictures, videos, and more – it is also a useful tool for business. By using social media, businesses can interact with customers and clients, speaking to them about the latest goings on, while also promoting their services to other potential customers. Social media also allows a business to get direct feedback on how they are doing, and to learn where they are succeeding as well as what needs improving. In order to manage this correctly, many businesses are turning to the services of social media experts and specialists.

Stay Fit & Get Trained To Train Others

Stay Fit & Get Trained To Train Others

Posted: 16th of April 2014 by Tom Clover

If you love sport and staying fit there are plenty of options available to you when it comes to getting your career on track. Maybe you want to take a love of fitness into your career, and want a more physical challenge than just sitting at a desk all day? Perhaps you like working with people and care about fitness enough to want to help others improve their health? If so, there are a number of courses available to set you on the right track, and kick-start a career in health and fitness.

How To Get A Pay-Rise

How To Get A Pay-Rise

Posted: 15th of April 2014 by Tom Clover

If you are doing a great job at work you may feel that you deserve a pay-rise. While it can be a tough task to negotiate for more money from your employer, it is not impossible – so long as you go about it in the right way. You will need to stay professional, provide evidence to back up your request, and remember that it is a business decision, and not personal.

Words of wisdom from Charles Bukowski

Words of wisdom from Charles Bukowski

Posted: 15th of April 2014 by Andrew Shanahan

We like our inspirational quotes here at Not Going to Uni, we also like buccaneering wild men who live their lives at 100 miles per hour, so when we spotted this video featuring sage advice from original literary wild child Charles Bukowski we had to share.

Dress To Impress: What To Wear To An Interview

Dress To Impress: What To Wear To An Interview

Posted: 14th of April 2014 by Tom Clover

Deciding what to wear to an interview is important, as your clothes will be a large part of your first impression. However, it need not be a headache, as a few simple steps can make sure you don’t make a fashion mistake when it comes to impressing your prospective employer.

Graduate Earnings Slump By A Third

Graduate Earnings Slump By A Third

Posted: 14th of April 2014 by Andrew Shanahan

It's the sort of puzzle that wouldn't take a maths graduate long to work out - what do you get when you massively increase the cost of a degree while the level of earnings available to graduates slumps?

Why Maturity Matters

Why Maturity Matters

Posted: 11th of April 2014 by Tom Clover

When employers look for new employees they want someone that they can trust, someone who they know won’t let them down, and who will represent their business or company professionally. This is the same regardless of what job you want to do, but is particularly important when you are working in a customer-facing, or potentially hazardous situation.

What Do Employers Want From Your C.V.?

What Do Employers Want From Your C.V.?

Posted: 10th of April 2014 by Tom Clover

Whether you are looking for work right now, or heading off to do some more study or training first, there will come a time when you will have to apply for a job - and that means writing a C.V. Your C.V. should sell you to a prospective employer, and is really your chance to impress and stand out from the competition in order to see you through to getting an interview. It is a fact that employers will disregard a candidate based on their C.V., so it is important to make sure you give them what they want so as not to end up in the bin!

Dragons' Den Star James Caan Talks Choices

Dragons' Den Star James Caan Talks Choices

Posted: 10th of April 2014 by Andrew Shanahan

We caught up with Dragons' Den star James Caan to talk about what he thinks young people should do when they're faced with the choice of what to do after school or college.

Be Your Own Business? The Business of Being You

Be Your Own Business? The Business of Being You

Posted: 9th of April 2014 by Tom Clover

When you get a job you become part of a company, you are introduced to their working practices and learn the tools of the trade. This is the same in whatever job you take, whether you join the army, a bank, or a hair-dressers. You are expected to work for the company, represent them well to customers and clients, and help the business succeed in some way. Success might mean making money for the employer, meeting the needs of a customer (like a giving them a new hair-style), or providing a service (such as the national military support and presence of the army). In return for this service to the employer you are rewarded - usually with money and promotion.

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