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5 things you need to know about doing a university-level course at college

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Is the next step in your education a university-level qualification? If you’ve completed you’re A Levels, BTEC, Award, Certificate, NVQ or any other entry route to higher education, or you’re returning to education and want help getting the grades so you can apply for a degree, read on.     You don’t need to go [Read more…]

How to handle Skype interviews

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

  Skype and video interviews are increasingly being used by recruiters to narrow down the number of job applicants at an early stage. The rise in remote working has also meant that Skype interviews are necessary to hire talent across the globe.   If you want to impress 42% of today’s employers, being able to [Read more…]

How to use social media to boost your career: the basics

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Are you completely lost when it comes to using social media to advance your career?   Whether you’re a jobseeker or climbing the career ladder, using professional networking sites like LinkedIn, and cultivating your online brand on this and other social platforms to attract opportunities is vital in today’s business environment.   According to business [Read more…]

How your company can benefit from offering work experience

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The benefits for students participating in work experience are huge – they get an insight into the real world of work, a chance to explore an industry and role, gain confidence and make themselves more employable.   But as an employer, did you know that you can reap the rewards of a work experience programme, [Read more…]

What is your peak productive time? And how to use it

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

You probably know already that you’re more productive at some times of the day. But do you know how to work out exactly when you peak, and how to utilise this to improve your performance, creativity and problem solving abilities?   How to identify your peak productive time   Firstly, you need to identify when [Read more…]

What you need to know about starting out as a freelancer

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

  Could you use your skills to enter the world of self-employment? Being a freelancer allows you to be flexible regarding when you work, what projects you take on, and where you choose to work.   Here’s what you need to know about starting out as a freelancer, from getting started and finding clients to [Read more…]

Belmont Hotel boss: ‘Apprenticeships can fill skills crisis’

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Belmont Hotel boss: ‘Apprenticeships can fill skills crisis’. The boss of one of Leicester’s top hotels has warned of a skills crisis. Eloic Montagnier, general manager of the 74 room Belmont Hotel, said the hospitality industry was facing labour shortages because of negative perceptions about it. It is a problem that could get worse as [Read more…]

Leicester College lecturer wins award at the inaugural One Dance UK Dance Teaching Awards 2017

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Leicester College lecturer Charlotte Tomlinson won the award of Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner at the inaugural One Dance UK Dance Teaching Awards. One Dance UK received 886 nominations from pupils, parents, colleagues and friends of hundreds of teachers, practitioners and dance organisations across the UK, that provide opportunities for children and young people to dance. [Read more…]

5 habits to instantly make you more productive

Friday, July 21st, 2017

  Are you struggling to get things ticked off on your to-do list? Do you find it hard to stay focussed on your tasks, and feel yourself getting stressed as the work piles up?   We all do sometimes. The demands of modern life can be overwhelming for everyone from time to time, which is [Read more…]

Benefits of learning a musical instrument

Friday, July 21st, 2017

  “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without,” said Chines philosopher, Confucius.   The benefits of learning a musical instrument can bring huge benefits to your mental wellbeing, quality of life and so much more. If you’ve ever thought about trying out a music course but have never got round [Read more…]

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