How to find a job that you are going to enjoy

Many of us find ourselves stuck in jobs that we do not enjoy or really take any satisfaction out of. Once you are in a permanent job role, it can often be hard to leave and go in to another job, maybe because the risk of being out of work for a certain time or having to take a wage drop to get the job you want. Some jobs may also require you to do a month in hand, so you may have a month without a wage. You need to try and find out what types of jobs will not only suit your skills and qualifications but also your...

How to be a great college lecturer

To be a great college lecturer you need to engage your audience. Teaching older students may require a different approach than teaching primary school children for example and therefore you may need time to adjust to this method of teaching. The first five minutes of your lecture are often the most important, this is where you can really get the attention of the pupil’s ad get them interested in what you are going to be talking about. Briefly introduce yourself, give an overview of the topics you are going to be discussing and the value of the information that they will learn. Start off with passion and enthusiasm and this...

Writing a job vacancy advert

As an employee you may have to write a post for a job vacancy that you have coming up. If you have never done this before then it may seem a little alien to you and knowing what information you need to include can be tricky. If you are using a job agency to advertise the job then they will often interview you briefly about the vacancy and then write the advert for you, but if you are wishing to advertise the job yourself then you will need to create on. If you are going to be advertising in the local paper or on a jobs board, you may be...

A change of career

Changing careers can be a little bit daunting. It may be that you have worked in the same industry for a number of years, but feel that the time has come for a change. People change their careers for a number of reasons, often it can be due to drastic changes in the industry or even changes in their personal life that makes them take the plunge. If for example you worked for the police force and had to do shift work but then wanted to start a family, you may feel that you no longer want to work evenings so therefore might look for a new career. If you...

Gaining experience as a teacher

Teaching is job that requires quite a lot of training before you become qualified, therefore it is important to try and establish if it is definitely the right career for you before committing to a 4 year course a uni. If you haven’t done your GCSE’s or A levels then you may be in for a much longer stint at college / uni before graduating as a teacher. Why not be a teaching assistant for a while in a school to get a real feel for what the day is like. Some teaching assistants are able to cover the class for short periods of time, so you may actually find...