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Month: February 2019

Why it’s never too late to change your career 

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

  If you want to change your career but are worried about starting all over again, perhaps you should consider the examples set by these famous people who started out in entirely different careers than the ones they eventually found success in.    Celebrity Chef, Julia Child, originally worked in advertising and media and even [Read more…]

The art of negotiation: Book Summary 

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

  Being able to negotiate effectively is a really valuable skill. It can help you in your career and in your personal life too. Negotiation is all about being able to settle differences and reach an agreement without arguments or conflict. You could be negotiating a new salary, a deal on a new car, or even which restaurant you [Read more…]

How to research for a job interview 

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

  In order to make the best possible impression with your cover letter or during your interview, you should research the company you’re applying to work for.     Why?    It shows you’re passionate about the job if you’ve done your homework  The more you know about a company, the more you’ll be able to [Read more…]

Could you teach? Find out here 

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

  Considering a career as a teacher? Whether you’re just starting out, or you want to change careers, here’s what you need to know.     5 great reasons to be a teacher  You’ll have amazing job satisfaction from extremely varied work that makes a real difference  You get to see the results of all your [Read more…]

5 useful tools for starting a new brand  

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Having a strong brand is vital for a new business. If you’re an entrepreneur, this article can help you build your brand using some useful online tools.   Having a strong brand helps… You stand out in a saturated market Your target customers find you Build trust with your customers Make marketing and advertising more effective Give you [Read more…]

Peter Bott: Having failed my A levels around 25 years ago, the Access course gave me the skills and confidence to apply and enter the university pathway

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Peter Bott took the Access to Health Professions course at Leicester College. As a mature student, the course allowed Peter to confidently re-enter education, go to university and train to be a Nurse.   Currently awaiting registration as a Preceptor Nurse with the Leicestershire Partnership Trust, Peter spoke to our Alumni Team about his experiences of college [Read more…]