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Month: November 2016

Why interviews are about to get tougher – and how to deal with it

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Things can get pretty competitive on the job market these days. Only the top 2% of job applicants even get an interview, according to the President of Job Market Experts. Gone are the days when hiring managers were looking simply for the right qualifications, a decent amount of relevant work experience, glowing references from previous [Read more…]

Get back into education

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Here at Leicester College we believe that you should never stop learning, no matter what stage you are in your career. Whether you want to learn new skills to get that promotion, change your career completely or start something new, a Higher Education qualification can open a lot of doors. However, we also know that [Read more…]

LinkedIn Masterclass: Writing your summary on LinkedIn

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Your first impression speaks volumes on LinkedIn. You should use your summary to get the right people’s attention, sell yourself and get across all the key information about yourself in a concise way. Your LinkedIn profile is also likely to show up in the first few results if people research you online (and they will). [Read more…]

Don’t be scared of languages

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Us Brits have it easy. Almost 400 million people speak English as their first language, with over 1 billion speaking it as a second language. Yet we shouldn’t rest on our laurels. Being multilingual comes with huge benefits, especially in business. A language can add between 10% and 15% to your wage, according to recruitment [Read more…]

The new social media trend? Not using social media

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Are we finally fed up with Twitter feuds and Instagram celebrities? Or finding ourselves stuck in a social media hole at 1am? It seems like the world is getting tired of the constant onslaught of Facebook updates and inane Snapchat stories and is ready to step away from seeing the world through a screen. Or [Read more…]

Leicester College Construction Technology Centre opens

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Leicester College opened its new £1.6m Construction Technology Centre at the Freemen’s Park Campus on Thursday 3 November 2016. The new Centre was opened during the Leicester Business Festival 24 October – 4 November 2016. Leicester City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, and Principal of Leicester College, Verity Hancock, addressed the group of local and regional [Read more…]

Is your commute making you unhealthy?

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Commuters are more likely to be anxious, dissatisfied and have the sense that their daily activities lack meaning than those who don’t have to travel to work, even if they are paid more,’ say The Guardian. But we bet you already knew that. Few people enjoy commuting, but here’s the worse news: did you know [Read more…]

Are you wasting your time?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

There aren’t enough hours in the day already. What with your deadlines looming, work and social commitments and the latest Netflix box set to watch. Don’t worry, we’re about to save you hours in your day. Here’s some time-wasting habits you should kick right now. Stop hitting snooze Ever woken up feeling perky, but then [Read more…]