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The golden rules of LinkedIn etiquette

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

First impressions are vital on LinkedIn. You just have to think about how long people spend looking at a LinkedIn profile. Different reports suggest this can be anything from 10 seconds to a minute. Either way, you don’t have much time to impress them.   Luckily, our golden rules of LinkedIn etiquette can help you [Read more…]

Workplace problems: What to do when your boss expects too much

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The first article in a new series where we take an in-depth look at common workplace problems.   Dealing with this particular dilemma requires a delicate balance between two things: Wanting to impress your boss and not let them down Agreeing to do too much and setting yourself up for high stress and/or failure   [Read more…]

How to make your brain better at retaining information as an adult

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Children are better at retaining information than adults – but why? It’s because your brain reaches its peak performance between the ages of 15 and 16, before your cognitive function starts to decline.   It’s not all bad news though. You can actually halt and even reverse this decline through working-out your brain just like you would your [Read more…]

Career Guide: Working for a non-profit organisation

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Want a career where you can make a positive impact on the world? You may want to consider working for a non-profit organisation. Here’s what you need to know.   Non-profit organisations are businesses that work to make a difference in the world, typically though charitable, educational, scientific or religious means. They are so-called because [Read more…]

Changing your career: where to start

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Changing your career can be a daunting prospect, but if you want to do something new, develop your existing role into something else or just fancy a challenge then it may be the right decision for you.   There could be many reasons why you’d want to change your career:   You didn’t make an informed decision about your current career in [Read more…]

Leicester College taste restaurant is awarded GOLD for second year in a row

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Leicester College has been awarded a Highly Commended College Rosette (the highest level awarded to colleges) and Gold Accreditation for providing high quality training for hospitality from leading industry body, the Hospitality Guild. This means the College will also be awarded Centre of Excellence status by People 1st. The College was awarded silver in 2014 and improved [Read more…]

How to become a qualified teacher at college

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Teaching can be one of the most rewarding professions around, so there’s no wonder it’s such a popular career choice. Here’s how Leicester College can help you get there.   Why study teaching at college? There are many different routes into teaching, but many students prefer to get their teaching qualification at their former college. [Read more…]

The enormous benefits being creative has on your health and wellbeing

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Being creative has been proven to benefit your health and happiness in a number of ways – and you don’t have to be an amazing artist or creative genius to reap the rewards.   Here we explore exactly how engaging in creative activities can improve your wellbeing and some of the creative short courses you [Read more…]

Make your cover letter stand out for the right reasons

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Your cover letter is often the first impression a potential employer will have of you. A successful cover letter must strike a perfect balance between standing out amongst the sea of other applicants and getting the basics right – even the smallest mistake can cause a hiring manager to reject your application.   One hiring [Read more…]

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