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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.

All Your Apprenticeship Questions Answered

All Your Apprenticeship Questions Answered

Posted: 9th of April 2014 by Andrew Shanahan

We've collected all of our apprenticeship FAQ into one handy post, that seeks to answer everything you could ever wonder about an apprenticeship.

Getting There: Your Route To Independence

Getting There: Your Route To Independence

Posted: 8th of April 2014 by Tom Clover

Whether you are heading off to college, starting an Apprenticeship or Traineeship, or getting a new job, you need to think about travel. It might be something that slips your mind in the excitement of accepting your place on a course, or taking up a job offer, but can you actually get to where you need to be? Indeed, do you even know how to get there?

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