Be careful not to micro manage

As an am employer you will have the responsibility of your other members of staff. You need to have certain skills to be a manager or employer and you may find it hard to get the balance between being a boss and being friendly. An employer does not need to be shouting all the time and micro managing their staff in order to gain respect but they do need to maintain a level of professionalism and ensure that employees are happy and doing their job right. If you are generally a friendly person then you may find it hard to distance yourself slightly from your employees, you may easily become...

How to get a job in retail

If you are looking for work and would like to work in the retail industry then you may want to start applying now as towards the end of summer many retailers start to employ more people getting ready for the run-up to Christmas. Some retailers will only take in CV’s and application forms from people when they have a specific job opening but others will be happy to take a copy and keep it on file should anything come up. Have a good amount of copies of your CV printed out and pop along to your nearest shopping centre. Make a list of retailers that you would like to work...

First day nerves in a new job

Just like when starting school your first day in a new job can be very nerve-racking.  You may worry about whether you have taken on too much or whether you are going to get along with your work colleagues or it may be that you are worried that the job is not going to be challenging enough for you.  These are all common things that people think when starting a new job. One way to calm the nerves is to make sure that you are fully prepared for your new job.  Decide in advance what you are going to wear on the day and make sure that it is clean...

The path to a new career

You may find yourself at a point in your life where you want a new career. This could be after having a career break to have children or just a stale point in your current career that has left you wanting more. Whatever the reason it’s very common to take a new career path later on in your working life. For some people, they may think that certain careers are out of reach due to lack of qualifications achieved at school but this no longer needs to hold you back as universities now offer access courses specifically designed as an introduction into a course where you are lacking the normal...

Fun Easter activities for teachers to do with pupils

With Easter just around the corner, many teachers are spending their last few days at school getting ready for Easter. Children tend to get quite excited running up to the holidays so often it is a good idea to have the last day or two just doing fun activities rather than trying to do too much work that requires them to use a lot of concentration. There are a huge number of Easter activities that you can set for the children. If you are part of a teaching agency then you may find that they have a large database of activities and factsheets/resources that you can download to use in...