Mistakes we all make after we graduate!

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you a degree, it isn’t going to be so straightforward making that lemonade. You’re going to make mistakes towards finally accomplishing that refreshing glass of lemonade. That’s ok though, because is making lemonade really that straightforward? Here are the following mistakes you will make or […]

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Preparation for Graduation

Graduation day is one of the most exciting days in your life but it can also be a nerve wracking experience. It’s hard really to know what to say or do on the day if you haven’t experienced it before.   The thought of walking onto a stage while a thousand people watch you can […]

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Situations where good communication can help

4 situations where good communication is highly necessary in aiding your own professional development.   Communication can be defined as a discussion involving two parties or more. It’s something we all do on a regular basis. However communicating effectively in various professional situations is something, which takes time and practice. Fret not however, as I […]

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Why lectures are so important?

Despite lectures being an unpopular method of teaching amongst professional advisers, it is the most effective. Lectures may seem traumatizing and mind boggling, but this does not deem it insignificant. This is a misconception, lectures help evolve the human mind to improve learning. Lectures are a focus of teaching in situations where the transmission of […]

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Top Tips for Dissertation Writing

As a final year student currently writing my dissertation, I know first-hand the range of emotions that students often face whilst completing the typical 8,000-word essay.  From enjoyment to stress and confusion to worry, the wave of emotions experienced are completely normal, however there are many ways to keep these at bay.  Here are my […]

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How to navigate through the UCAS process

Planning your university journey can be exciting but also nerve racking at the same time. Not to mention a lot of work is put into one main area, known as your own UCAS profile. This involves your own personal statement, references and more, for those respective universities (that you are interested in). To really get […]

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Smashing your personal statement

So you’re starting to plan your own personal statement but are realising that what you are writing about is a bit too long-winded and exaggerated? Fear not as many personal statements start off in this way until they are developed.   First off, a personal statement is all about showcasing who you are to each […]

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Top tips for dealing with stress

  As a university student I know full well pressure and stress that comes hand in hand with a degree. Ask any university student and you’ll find that this is often unavoidable. However, something I have learnt in my time as a student, is that there are many different ways to handle the pressure you […]

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Just What Does The Apprenticeship Levy Mean to Me?

  Maybe like me, before embarking on writing this article, you are unsure what the apprenticeship levy is? Or what it means to you? Well worry not, I have done most of the hard work for you. All the painstaking research is done. Now all you have to do is read this article, find an […]

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A Day in the Life of an Intern

  No matter how many internships you are successful in or how many you have to come, it is important to note that two internships do not have to be the same (even if the companies are similar). The first day as an intern can be daunting; you may be afraid, nervous or even confident! […]

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A day in the life of an apprentice

  You’ve just mapped out your career path and decided to take action and apply for an apprenticeship in your chosen field; you’re so excited you can barely wait to start working. Remember, in order to reach your goal there are many steps along the way, with great anticipation you’re accepted and offered the role […]

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The importance of self-care at University.

  University is a very important time for those who put themselves through the experience. It is probably the only time in your education where you as an individual can truly be independent in the choices you make towards your education. It gives you the opportunity to meet new people that could potentially become lifelong […]

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Working towards your dream job!

  Below is a rough guideline one may follow or consider whilst planning their career.   1. Research Even before planning out your career, its crucial to research about your field of interest. This may simply consist of you searching on google and reading blog posts about your particular interest. Remember at this stage all […]

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Skills I’ll likely need for Internships/Apprenticeships

  Before you even apply for internships or apprenticeships you worry about whether you have the experience or if you know enough about what you’re applying for but most times there’s nothing to worry about and it’s ok if you don’t have experience; they’ll still want you!   One of the first things to take […]

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What Would I Tell my Younger Self?

  Dear younger, ‘sixth- former self’,   Now that I’ve reached my third and final year at university I’ve been thinking a lot about what life was like just a few years ago and how much has changed since then. Looking back to sixth form, which, in reality, was only a few years ago, seems […]

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How to define your career goals

    Your career is the single most important decision you will ever make in life. Why you may ask, this is because the average person spends their life working so it’s only right you make the right decision and define what it is that you want. You do not want to start your life […]

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How to Smash an Interview

    Interviews can be nerve-wrecking whether it is your first or your tenth but it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way. You can ace an interview if you really want to and here are five top tips on how to do so. 1. Do your research When you know you’ve secured an interview, […]

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How to write a great CV

  Congratulations for taking the first towards landing yourself a job. Your choice to write your CV is a good sign. Anyone can write a CV but it’s not a CV that’s going to get you a job. However, a great CV will do this. From my own experience the more effort you put in […]

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Five mistakes we all make when we start University.

  1. Easy A Nothing comes ‘easy’ in life. This is an ongoing life lesson, we all continue to learn in every aspect in our life. It takes hard work & persistence to meet any goal you have in this one & only life. I’ve defiantly learnt this lesson at the beginning & throughout my […]

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How to stay organised whilst at university: Ashish’s top tips

  Going to University can be overwhelming and exciting at the same time. However, one aspect of University, which will, be an on-going theme throughout your time there, includes ‘pressure’. Pressure can come in different forms, ranging from family pressure, work pressure and even friendship pressure. However, luckily there are ways to work around this […]

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The biggest difference between A-Levels and university;

… Is the fact that university is an opportunity to take control! When I was given the title of my first assessment, I was so confused. We had no direction on structure or content, so I did not have a clue how to start. I honestly thought that I was doing uni completely wrong. But […]

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Things I Would Have Told Myself In Sixth Form

  As pressure mounts for younger students to know what they want to do and where they want to go upon finishing sixth form or college, I often hear comments from students saying they aren’t sure what they want to do, the pressure they feel to know and whether they are even ready to head […]

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How to Handle your First Assignment

  You’ve graduated from college and made it into your first year at uni. You’ve successfully moved into your new student flat and enjoyed the madness of Fresher’s Week. You’ve started classes and began to settle into the layout of your chosen course. All seems to be going well. Well… all until your first assignment […]

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How to benefit more from your lectures

  You have your timetable, the term has started now what? Each lecture as much as it sound exciting can be boring and seem to be dragging on. Each week new topic, new information to take in, you may wonder why bother turn up when I can read at home. The materials and other resources […]

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How to be a savvy student: 10 top tips for saving money at university

  Moving out of the family home where your parents are on hand to help you stay financially afloat can be quite difficult to adjust to.  Fresh into halls or rented accommodation you’ll find your student loan needs to last you three months at a time, which can often seem like a stretch.  Making your […]

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5 Ways to Handle Pressure at University

  Mindfulness Whilst at university it can be really easy to fall into peer pressure of going out every night or feeling like you have to be with your friends at all times (in case you get major FOMO). But dedicating even an hour a day to mindfulness can seriously help you handle the pressures […]

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How to spend time wisely?

  Time is a crucial factor at university; but it cannot be kept at bay. The more it goes, the more it’s gone, the more it takes away. But that does not mean time cannot be managed and spent wisely. Here are a few tips to how one can utilize their precious time wisely: Valuing […]

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Why having a social life can boost your productivity levels through university

  Productivity is all about focus, getting things done effectively and managing your time well. However, through university, you may find that being productive is harder than it sounds. Fret not, however, as there is a solution and it’s something that you have been maintaining for some time and that’s ‘keeping a social life’. Now […]

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The five worst things I bought at university

  Let’s face it – as a fresher the thought of your student finance hitting your bank account can leave you planning how you are going to spend it and what you may (or may not need) for your new pad and life away from home. We all at times imagine ourselves with a decent […]

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First Year at Uni Part 8: Top tips for securing a 2:1 or higher

  1. Your lecturers are your best friends  Your lecturers are the ones who are extremely well rounded on the subject that you are studying. It is crucial that you build a strong relationship with your lecturer. This doesn’t mean adding them on Facebook or meeting up with them for a drink. You can simply […]

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First Year at Uni Part 5: Classic University Characters

  Meeting new people can be very interesting as each person has distinct traits. This can be even more noticeable in a buzzing university environment. Imagine you are living in the world of ‘Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs’ as you meet various individuals with clear distinctive traits (just like the dwarfs). How would you […]

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First Year at Uni Part 1: The Importance of Leaving Your Comfort Zone

  The Cambridge dictionary defines our comfort zones as being a behavioural space or situation in which you feel comfortable and do not have to do anything new or difficult. 98% of the world’s population are guilty of preferring to stay within their comfort zone, however as a student or graduate there is nothing more […]

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Valentine’s Day special: How to find work you love

In his fascinating Ted Talk, Scott Dinsmore discusses the journey of discovery he made as he quit his job and searched for work he loved. This is essential viewing for anyone starting their career or finding themselves stuck in a rut! For more fantastic careers advice, why not check out our online training modules today?!
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Wednesday Wisdom: Be Your Brand

  Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, famously said that ‘your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room’. Brands aren’t just for products- they’re for people and services too. In particular, your personal brand reflects your vision, values, skills and beliefs. Employers, your network, people you meet on the […]

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MicroLearning: The Future of Millennial Learning

  For those of us growing up in the digital age, there may be times when we feel we’re presented as slaves to technology. Older generations suggest we’re controlled by modern technologies, that we can’t focus on anything other than our game of Angry Birds and that we prioritise time spent in front of a […]

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Your body language shapes who you are – Amy Cuddy

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy provides a powerful insight into the ways we can develop confidence through 'power posing' to change not only the ways in which people see us, but the ways we view ourselves. It's crucial that you are in control of non-verbal forms of communication when interviewing for jobs and attending assessment centres. [...]
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Millennials in the Workplace- Simon Sinek

In this insightful video, Simon Sinek (one of our favourite trainers here at Work Ready!) analyses what millennials want in the workplace, why they become frustrated and the ways in which employers can tackle this problem. To develop your 'soft skills' and prepare yourself for the world of work, why not check out the accredited, [...]
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Wisdom wednesday: define your goals in 6 easy steps!

  We’re sure you’ve heard it before, but the importance of setting and working towards goals cannot be overstated. When looking for jobs, deciding future education plans or making life choices, it’s vital that you know what you want to achieve. Without goals we can’t move forward nor can we develop our skills. We lack […]

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Wednesday Wisdom: Embrace the Power of Visualization

  With the end of exams and graduation fast approaching, it’s understandable if you feel overwhelmed and a little apprehensive about the future (whether that be working life, personal relationships, travel plans etc). You may have certain aspirations or goals, but you may also lack direction and motivation. It’s often difficult to know where to start […]

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