Returning to college or university

If you decided not to carry on with your education after your GCSE’s or A Levels then you may consider returning at a later date. Returning to education is possible but you may find it a little more difficult as you get older, simply because you often have more responsibilities. Some people chose to take a year out of studies to work to earn money or to go travelling. This can be the much needed break for some people and can then motivate them, ready to go back in to education. If you have not gained GCSE’s or A Levels then you may need to do a course to allow...

Advice and support when teaching a difficult class

As a teacher there will at least be a few times in your career when you really feel you have a difficult class to teach. This can be for many reasons such as a wide range of abilities, pupil behaviour or not having the resources to teach the class as is needed. If this is the case then you need to look for help and support to see you through and to ensure that all pupils get the education they need and deserve. If you have a class where there are a few disruptive pupils, it is easy to spend the majority of your time dealing with them and not...

How to start a search for a job

Most of us need to work in order to make money to pay the bills. If you have found yourself out of work then you may be stumped as to where to start your job search. When looking for a job there are a number of places that you can use to start you search. Some people go to the job centre and either speak to an advisor or many now have online computer systems you can use to find jobs that match your skill / experience level. This can offer you a wide range of jobs but you may not see all available positions especially if you are looking...

Be honest when applying for jobs

When applying for a job you need to be sure that it is what you are looking for. Too many people apply for jobs and then later on decide that they do not really want to go for it. This is a waste of everyone’s time and can cost a company a lot of money having to re-advertise jobs. Sometimes we may have to find a job rather than want to, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to enjoy it. If you are in desperate need of a job then you need to apply for as many as possible. Try and think about what job roles you would like...

Relocating for a job

At times in our career, we may decide that we need a change. If you have your heart set on a particular job role then you can set about applying for positions local to you in that industry. If however you are struggling to find jobs that match what you are looking for local to you then you may need to consider if you would relocate for a position. Relocation could mean moving house to another part of the country or even to another country. Before applying for a position you need to be sure that you would be happy moving nearby. When looking at moving, consider all the moving...