Jobs to suit your personality

Although many of us end up in jobs that we do not really enjoy, it’s never too late to start thinking about what career you would like to do. It may be that you have gone in to the family business or been forced to take a job purely because it offers a better pay than one that you would enjoy more. Although money is often a massive factor for people, your enjoyment in the role should be taken in to account as you will often perform better at work if you take an interest in what you do. When thinking about job roles, try and think what your personality...

Preparing students for SAT’s

With Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATS fast approaching many teachers are working hard to ensure that their students know all they need to in readiness for the exams. Key Stage One SATS are fairly low key and little pressure is put on to the children. The SATS at this stage are more for the teachers to gauge how much progress is being made an areas that individual or majorities are struggling with. Key Stage Two SATS are undertaken in exam conditions and the rules and regulations are stricter. You may need to revisit topics that you have covered early on in the year to ensure that the...

What careers most suit you?

If you find yourself in a bit of a limbo and don’t really know what you want to do career wise then you may struggle to move forward. It may be that you left school or college earlier than some and you did not get the opportunity or decided not to go on to further education. At a later stage in life you may discover that you want a change in career but worry that your options are limited. Firstly you need to establish what types of jobs you may want to do. Once you have this you can then start to see what experience and qualifications you are likely...

How to get the most out of your employees

As an employer, it is important that you keep an eye on your employees. If there are issues at work which cause the employee to feel stressed, underappreciated or generally not happy then this will often show in their performance at work. Having staff where morale is low can have a massive knock-on effect on your business. There are many ways in which you can try and ensure you have a happy workplace, below are a few ideas that you can try: Just telling employees to work hard generally doesn’t get good results. You need to try and focus your whole company around the work hard ethos and show them...

Landing a job over the Christmas period

With many stores now offering or soon to be starting extended Christmas opening hours, many shops are looking to recruit more people to deal with the influx of customers. The retail industry is the main one that booms during the festive period and it is often easier to land a temporary job during this time. If you haven’t already applied though you will need to act fast as many retailers look to take people on in the early part of November. These jobs are often offered on a temporary basis as often come February, retail tends to get a bit quiet and they may not need as many members of...