• How to Overcome Procrastination

    Believe it or not, procrastination has been a hot topic in the field of psychology for over 120 years. Almost 75% of students consider themselves to be procrastinators, with the three most common forms of procrastination being sleeping, playing video games, and watching TV (or Netflixing).

    To help you overcome procrastination, we share some tips that can help:

    Forgive Yourself

    The truth is everyone procrastinates, even the ones that say they are super productive. They will experience a lull in concentration or productivity. What makes it worse, and prolongs your procrastination is that you keep beating yourself up for procrastinating. This starts a vicious circle where you keep blaming yourself instead of addressing the issue.

  • How Does Technology Transform Education?

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    Ah technology, love it or hate it, it is here to stay. And there's absolutely nothing we can do about it.

    The education sector has almost fully embraced technology in the classroom right across the UK, but not without its concerns.

    How Technology Benefitted the Education Sector

    First, let's take a look at how technology benefitted both schools and universities.

    Creates a More Enriched and Dynamic Learning Experience

    Textbooks don't offer the capabilities that are provided by tablets and other connected devices. And whatsmore,

  • 7 of The Best Sports Stadiums in The World

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    From football to baseball, athletics to swimming, there's no denying that sport is one of the best mediums to unify people together. Just take a look at England's world cup performance last year? Our Brexit-divided nation was fully behind the team - that was until we got knocked out. But still.

    Sporting events like the Olympics and World Cup (of any sport) can generate a lot of excitement, so it comes as no surprise that the global sporting industry is worth a staggering $620 billion (£479.5 billion), according to A.T. Kearney.

    With that much money circling

  • How to Stay Confident During Your Job Search

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    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 some

  • How to Manage Your Online Reputation

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    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. 

  • Assessor Working Life: 7 Alternatives to Working from Home

    Life of working as an assessor comes with many perks. You have flexibility, you feel fulfilled when you see the people you've assessed achieve their goals, and more importantly, you also get to work from home.

    But working from home does have its setbacks. Remote working can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, and at times, you want a change of environment.

    Fortunately, there are many places where you can work besides your home. In this article, we take a look at the 7 alternatives.

    1. Big Chain Coffee Shop

    You may notice a plethora of artisan coffee shops located in right in the heart of

  • How Smart Speakers Can Benefit Health and Social Care

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    According to The King's Fund, a prominent think tank of the health care sector, the UK's welfare system is not looking in good shape and is heading towards a significant crisis. With the current economic climate and no foreseeable signs of a significant increase in Government expenditure, we could see a staggering funding gap of £2.5 billion by the year 2020.

    Even though the demand for health and social care is high, we can't deny the mounting pressure this sector faces. However, we have seen a number of local authorities take some form of innovative action to help improve the

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

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    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 t

  • What Personality Types Suit Which Career

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    Ever wondered why certain jobs weren't meant for you? 

    It might be worth looking into finding out what your personality type is to find how your interests, skills and your natural thought process can be best used in a workplace environment.

    In this article, we take a look at the famous Myers-Brigger Personality Types, and share which type of jobs is best suited for each personality type. 

    What is the Myers-Briggs Personality Type

    The Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was developed by Katherine Cook Briggs and Isabel B

  • How to Become a Traffic Marshal

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    Looking to become a traffic marshal? This article will give you a breakdown of how to become a traffic marshal as well as their duties and responsibilities.

    What is a Traffic Marshal?

    A traffic marshal, also known as a banksman, is a designated person who is professionally trained in safely directing large moving vehicles around a construction site. They are trained to place themselves into correct positions and make use of banksman signals, and possibly radio communication, to guide large vehicle drivers when their view is obstructed.

    Traffic marshals help to prevent accidents from happening on a building site or loading