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...

Teaching life skills to children

Although schools often have a strict curriculum that they have to teach every term, there are other skills that are just as important if not more that should be introduced at an early age. As we go through life we often realise why we were told things as a child which at the time may of seemed meaning less, such as tuck your shirt in or being shouted at for being five mins late. As we get older it is easier to see why these things were actually important and how they play a role in our lives as an adult. Punctuality is often something many schools are quite hot...

Making your CV stand out

Many people have CVs that stand out, but it is usually for the wrong reason – whether it is a funny spelling mistake that totally changes the meaning, a CV that spans several pages or a document with such poor formatting that it is hard to follow. Avoid falling into this ‘wrong reason’ category and create a CV that stands out for all of the right reasons instead! A CV should fit onto two pages – you can adjust the margins as necessary, to some extent, but shortening a CV will often involve removing some words as well as clever formatting. There is no need to be repetitive – if...

Not sure what career path to take?

As a child at the age of 13 or 14, it is hard to know what GCSE subjects you should be taking as you may have no idea what career path you wish to go down. Schools should be offering you some advice and guidance on what subjects and qualification you will need to have for your chosen route, but if you are undecided you may feel that you simply get forgotten about and left to your own devices. If you really cannot decide what you want to go in to then it is always a good idea to pick subjects that you enjoy as the likely hood is that...