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Training Courses that Could Advance Your Career

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An article by UK based contributor Sam Gatt. Getting ahead in your career is something most of us want to do. And one of the ways you can help yourself do that is taking a training course. It’s something that more people should do if they want to advance their career prospects. Literacy Training For people who do not have adequate literacy skills, it can be very difficult to get a job. There are different levels of literacy, and which level you need to be able to perform at will depend on what kind of job you want. It’s always good … / Read more »




5 Gap Year Ideas that will Improve Your Career Prospects

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An article by UK based contributor Sam Gatt. A lot of students consider taking a gap year either before or during college. It’s a wonderful way to see the world, and grow your personal skills. You’ll connect with new cultures, and learn vital social skills that will help you in the future. Not only that, but you’ll pick up some real transferable skills that employers love. Things like communication, initiative, and confidence. But, what activities, exactly, will help you boost your resume and career chances. 1 Volunteering Volunteering, in any capacity, proves that you have the independence and motivation to help others. … / Read more »




Jump Start Your Career As A Professional Writer

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An article by UK based contributor Sam Gatt. Professional writing is an incredibly competitive market, and those hoping for an easy path to fame and fortune might want to look elsewhere for a fulfilling career. It is possible to stay ahead of your competition, and improve you chances of success with the right steps and preparation. This is certainly a wise move because there are a lot of people vying for your space on the writer’s market. So, what do you need to do? Build Up A Profile We suggest you start by getting experience writing anyway you can. You might want to write … / Read more »




How do I begin volunteering?

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Latasha from Olympic College asked: “How do I get into the volunteer workforce?” Great question, Latasha!  We coaches often talk about the importance of volunteering as a way to give your resume that extra bump when your other experiences may be lacking. Paid or not, experience is experience and including volunteer work on your resume shows an employer that you have the drive, discipline and tested skills to be a great employee even without a paycheck. Volunteering can also be a great first step into the world of non-profit and philanthropic work, and volunteer positions can potentially turn into full-time … / Read more »




Why it’s important for recent grads to improve their presentation skills

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An article by contributor William Taylor. Most recent grads don’t have work experience, which means that only a small percentage of companies will want to hire them. However, the better you can present yourself in front of a hiring manager, the higher chances you have to land yourself a sweet deal. The key to making an impression at a job interview is to master your skills of speaking in public. Having sound presentation skills is vital; managers will ask you to argument every claim that you make, and you should be able to speak without showing your nervous side. Solid presentation skills … / Read more »