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Month: February 2017

Lucie Ellis: How our Media and Publishing graduate became a Senior Writer 

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Lucie Ellis studied a BTEC National Diploma in Media and Publishing at Leicester College. Now employed as a Senior Writer at Informa Business Intelligence, Lucie spoke to our Alumni Team about her experiences at college, getting into university and making it as a writer. “When I was younger I wanted to be a private detective,” [Read more…]

Your transferable skills could land you a dream job

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Transferable skills are abilities, knowledge and training that can be applied to many different aspects of your life and in this case, your career. This is great news for anyone looking for a career change or your first step onto the career ladder – recognising what your transferable skills are, how you can apply them [Read more…]

Successful women give their tips for balancing a family and a career

Monday, February 20th, 2017

With the growth in employers offering flexible working patterns, part-time opportunities, plus greater support, it’s possible to balance the needs of a family with your career and learning ambitions. We were inspired by the examples of these five successful women who have spoken about their experiences of climbing the career ladder whilst balancing the responsibilities [Read more…]

Start-up buzzwords de-coded

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The rise of the startup phenomenon has also seen the rise of buzzwords, abbreviations and lingo that it can sometimes be hard to keep up with. Forbes.com argues that “[Buzzwords] wind up in TED Talks, pitch meetings and every tech journalist’s inbox” and this endless stream of jargon may be being abused. “Jargon started out [Read more…]

How to get a job in advertising

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The rewards of working in an advertising agency can be huge. The ‘work hard/play hard’ mentality of the advertising world can be attractive enough on its own, but there’s also great pay and the opportunity to advance quickly (if you work hard and prove yourself), and the ability to learn from the best minds in [Read more…]

Could you start a health and wellness business?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Whether it be a healthier diet, a new type of exercise, improving your mental health, or examining your quality of life, it’s hard to escape the growing trend for self-betterment. Chances are, you will have tried some of the wellbeing trends that have popped up over the last few years – Paleo delivery services, standing [Read more…]

Are you suffering from work burnout?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

You’d have to be a superhero to feel positive at work all of the time. Even if you love every aspect of your job, sometimes the pressure can get to you. It’s normal to sometimes feel disheartened by the daily grind or stressed out by the pressure of deadlines and long hours, but when does [Read more…]

5 common misconceptions about millennials

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The phrase ‘snowflake generation’ has been thrown around a lot of late. It’s a derogatory term to describe the millennial generation (technically anyone born between 1980 and 1994) as entitled, self-centred and lazy. The term has been used recently in the media in the wake of Brexit and the Trump Campaign, as a way to [Read more…]