Careers advice

  • How to Prep for an Interview

    "Don't be nervous, you have great potential. All the best!"

    Going for an interview can be stressful for some people, while others love the attention. Wherever you fall between these two extremes, there are definitely some things that you can do to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Here are seven tips to help you 'kill' your interview!

  • Looking for a summer job?

    It’s almost the summer holidays! As much as we know you are itching to get outside to the beach and have your lay-ins, this is also the perfect time to start looking for your own summer job.

  • Tips for creating a CV

    If you think of yourself as a shop, your CV will be your shop window. It lays out what you have on offer and will hopefully make you irresistible to an employer.

  • How to make the most of the Summer Holidays

    Summer is finally blooming! The sunshine is out, the longer days are here, the music is playing, and we’re so here for it. June has come and gone, and we’re excited to be getting into the summer holiday season. We’ve got so much to look forward to this month and a lot of work to do as well!

  • What is a GCSE & how does it compare to a Baccalaureate?

    What is a GCSE  & how does it compare to a Baccalaureate?
    Baccalaureates may seem very similar to GCSE's, but they hold differences that are considered better at teaching students in a more all-round, breadth kind of way. In this article I will discuss them, and why you may choose a Baccalaureate degree vs. GCSE education.

    What is a GCSE?

    GCSE stands for the General Certificate of Secondary Education, and usually taken by pupils aged around 14-16 in secondary education. They are studied over the course of two years and after completion, students can decide whether to leave school education or continue on to do their A-Level qualifications. Although you do get to choose most of your GCSE options, there are some compulsory subjects which are known as the core subjects:

    • Maths
    • English Language
    • English Literature
    • Sciences
  • Contracting vs. Being Employed: The Pros and Cons

    Contracting vs. Being Employed: The Pros and Cons

    The UK's gig economy has boomed in recent years, with over 5 million being self-employed or freelancing. And we're seeing this in pretty much every sector including child care, construction and health and social care. Some employers provide the option to work with them on a freelance basis as we see in assessor professions.

    Plus, the thought of becoming your boss and having the flexibility to work when you want is very tempting. According to a blog post written by Caunce O'Hara, 63% of UK employees say they are willing to consider freelancing.

    But to go out on your own is a big thing! To help, we explore the pros and cons of contracting/freelancing and being employed full-time

  • The Importance of Health and Safety Training at Work

    The Importance of Health and Safety Training at Work
    This is a guest post from Croner. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), over 200 people are killed each year as a result of accidents in the workplace. They estimate that over two million employees also suffer illnesses caused by or made worse by work. The HSE suggests the costs to the UK economy of injuries and ill health as a result of working conditions was £15 billion for the yea All this is to say, investing in health and safety training for your staff should be a priority for your business. Preventing accidents and ill health at work can go a long way to setting you aside from your competition as an employer that values their employees' ...
  • How to Stay Confident During Your Job Search

    How to Stay Confident During Your Job Search

    Sometimes, when you are unemployed and looking for a job, it can feel demoralising. It's daunting looking for a job, plus there's so much pressure these days to try and “stand out from the crowd” because pretty much everyone in your position is doing the exact same thing.

    No matter how you became unemployed in the first place, whether you were dismissed, made redundant, or just finished a course, it is really important that you stay positive during your job search because you are bound to get rejected. 

    And while having a glittering CV can be advantageous, employers want to employ someone who has a personality and, more importantly, has got confidence in themselves.

    Thankfully, here at The Learning Station, we've all been there. So w

  • How to Manage Your Online Reputation

    How to Manage Your Online Reputation

    With over 2.27 billion users on Facebook, it is easy for employers to run a quick background check on you before they invite you to interview. And while everyone has an online life and an actual life, it is what you put on social media that can really hamper your job prospects. 

    According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, 70% of employers turn to social media to research potential job candidates. 

    If your profile is scattered with photos of messy nights out and inappropriate content, employers will not be keen on hiring you. Sad, but true. Coming back to the Careerbuilder survey, 5

  • Education vs. Experience: What is More Important in the Job Hunt

    Education vs. Experience: What is More Important in the Job Hunt

    There's a never-ending debate on deciding whether education is better than experience, or vice versa. 

    A recent survey by recruitment firm Universum revealed that 58% of leading graduate employers value work experience more than grades or where their prospective employee went to university. From that statistic alone, you could say experience clearly trumps education, but only by a margin.

    The truth is there is no clear winner, and depending on what career path you want to pursue, both education and experience should be held in equal regards.

    In this article, we take a look at both sides of the argument.

    Why Education is More Important Than Experience

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