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Top Skills and Values Employers Want from Job-Seekers

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An Article from contributor John Stone. Most people will agree that finding a job can in fact be considered a job itself! On top of searching positions, submitting resumes, and juggling interviews, you have to keep your job skills and knowledge competitive in today’s ever changing market. Searching for a job requires constant learning and advancement, and taking the time for self-improvement can greatly boost your job search efforts. Professional skills can be learned and upgraded by taking both online and offline courses or by doing voluntary and humanitarian work. Following are some of the most sought-after business skills in … / Read more »




Top Tips To Landing Your First Real Job After Leaving School

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An article by UK based contributor Sam Gatt. Leaving school and joining the workforce can be incredibly daunting, especially if you’re trying to start your career. Here are some top tips to landing your first real job once you’ve finished your studies! Get Experience Making sure you have lots of experience to talk about is essential to landing your first real job. You may have had some part-time work experience in retail, hospitality, food service etc… alongside your study. This is really useful, as it gives your the perfect opportunity to showcase your skills and other qualities to a potential employer. If you weren’t fortunate … / Read more »




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 »