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Monthly Archives: May 2017

  • Three Qualities That Make a Skilled Accountant

    Three Qualities That Make a Skilled Accountant
    Note: This is a guest post publication from Grad Australia  For several people, accounting is a subject that sparks their interest. While there is no denying that you will have to gain admission into a good accounting school, get a degree in the subject because these are just the prerequisites of becoming an accountant. However to become a skilled accountant you would need a lot more than just a degree in accounting. Let us have a look at the top 3 skills that every skilled accountant has or must have in order to become one:

    1: Great Team Spirit, Excellent Organising Skills:

    If you want to excel.... ...
  • How To Rise To The Challenge In Social Care Work

    How To Rise To The Challenge In Social Care Work

    As you may know, being a social care worker is a challenging career. People who go into this profession obviously have very good intentions: they want to help people. But sometimes that intention alone can't sustain a career in social care. You need something more. I have already written an article on what personality traits every social care worker should have. But even with the strongest of personality types, bad days can happen. And the thought of whether or not a career in social care is for you wanders into your mind. Well, thanks to numerous case studies, I have identified 4 tips to help you manage the tough times you'll encounter whilst being a social care worker. And I have listed them below:

    1. Be Flexible....

    There will be times when you have set out a plan for your ...
  • 10 Personality Traits Every Construction Worker Should Have

    10 Personality Traits Every Construction Worker Should Have

    With more construction work being lined up in the UK, there is now an increasing demand for construction workers to enter the industry. However, being a construction worker requires you to have a number personality traits. And these traits are picked up by employers and contractors when you first set foot on a construction site. If you have these traits, then you stand a good chance of progressing in the sector. And to help you develop some of these traits, I have listed 10 personality traits that every construction worker should have:

    1. Practical

    Working in construction is definitely not for those who want to work behind a desk. Construction workers are naturally practical individuals who enjoy being hands-on. It is why the construction industry is so appealing to some individuals.

    2. Hardworking....

    It is without any doubt that those who succeed in this industry are hardworking and committed individuals. Just ask any one who became a manager or supervisor ...
  • Does The World Need More Male Child Carers?

    Does The World Need More Male Child Carers?

    The thought of a male working in child care does divide opinion. And unfortunately, we do live in a society where the majority negatively stereotype male child carers. Either their sexual orientation is questioned or they are considered a potential risk. That is rather unfair. In a profession that is mainly female dominated, only 2 per cent of the work force is male according to a report written in 2012. But there are many benefits of having male child carers. And in recent years, there has been a push for more men to become child carers. So what are the main benefits of having male child carers? Well, in this blog post, I have identified four benefits. And here they are:

    1. Children Have a Male Role Model....

    In a profession that is very female dominated, children who don't have a fatherly ...
  • 10 Personality Traits Every Care Worker Should Have

    10 Personality Traits Every Care Worker Should Have

    It takes an incredibly dedicated person to become a care worker. Working in this industry is not for the faint-hearted. But those who work in this sector thrive on the challenges that they face. They find fulfilment in helping people. And they take great pride in supporting their patients overcome their own challenges. But to work in this sector, employers look for key personality traits. And some of these traits can't be learned. And to help you identify these characteristics, the following list shows 10 key personality traits that every care worker should have:

    1. Patience....

    This is absolutely crucial. To work as a care worker, you need to have patience. Whether you're working with either the elderly, individuals who have special needs or young people, you need to demonstrate patience. You have to remember that the people that you're looking after may be a bit slower to move or will need more time to explain certain things. And these things need to be respected. ...
  • What Does Brexit Mean For The Construction Industry (And How Does It Help You)?

    What Does Brexit Mean For The Construction Industry (And How Does It Help You)?

    The much talked about £2 billion regeneration scheme for Harringay, North London has promised new jobs for the area. However, with Brexit looming around the corner, some concerns have been raised within the construction industry. Many leading experts have predicted that once the UK leaves the EU, the UK construction sector may be short staffed. At the moment, the construction industry is heavily relied upon foreign labour. And with Brexit, regardless of what route we will take after the snap general election that has been announced for 8th June, large construction projects like the one in Harringay and across the UK could struggle to complete on time. But there is another way to look at this. If there is going to be a skills shortage in the UK due to Brexit, that would mean there will be a demand for staff. And that means more....

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  • 10 Personality Traits Every Child Carer Should Have

    10 Personality Traits Every Child Carer Should Have

    If you're considering a career in child care, then you must be able to show to your potential employer, whether they are a parent or a manager of an early years nursery, that you're the right person for the child care industry. There is a demand for child care in Haringey and the surrounding area. But since you're responsible for looking after someone else's child, then it is crucial that you meet certain personality traits. They'll definitely be looking out for these traits when they interview you. To help you to get a better understanding of these traits, I have identified 10 personality traits every current and perspective child carer should have.

    1. Love Children....

    This is no secret. The number one reason why people pursue a career in child care is because they love children. If you love spending time with children, then your passion will naturally come out when you talk about the times that you have spent with kids. Employers and parents will see this and will automatically ...
  • 7 Reasons to Get a CSCS Card

    7 Reasons to Get a CSCS Card

    The CSCS (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme) card is an assessment-based qualification for anyone who works on a construction site. Launched in 1995 by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the purpose of the scheme was to help both contractors and employers identify and recruit construction labourers who have completed both basic training and competency standards in regards to health and safety. In 2010, the CITB introduced an updated version of the CSCS labourer card known as the smart card. The newer cards have a chip containing information on test results and work history. Even though it is not really necessary to hold a CSCS card to work on a construction site, we do encourage everyone to obtain this card. However, obtaining a CSCS card comes at a cost. You'll need to pay an application fee and buy supporting course materials too. To many, this cost would deter anyone from applying. So the aim of this blog post....

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  • The Myths Of Health and Social Care Debunked

    The Myths Of Health and Social Care Debunked

    The health and social care industry is not for everyone. Those who have worked in this industry and didn't enjoy their time working in this sector will have something negative to say. These negative opinions will end up forming a number of myths and will eventually deter people from experiencing a truly rewarding career. It is true that every career will have its downsides. But the health and social care industry does seem to get harshly treated by these myths. The aim of this blog post is to debunk these myths and so you would consider a career in this highly rewarding industry

    There is No Job Satisfaction....

    This is a fairly common myth. And for me to debunk this myth, it really boils down to your own perspective and knowing what motivates you. It is true that working in the health and social care industry can be very challenging. Some days will be tougher than others. And not every day will be the same. Some roles will involve caring for the same people on a ...