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Which of these popular productivity hacks will work for you?

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Different productivity techniques work for different people. Here are some of the most effective ways to tick things off your to-do list and find some time in your busy schedule – which one works best for you?   Use an app   Using technology in the right way can help you to organise your busy [Read more…]

What is a ‘side hustle?’ And why you should have one

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Do you want to make some extra money in addition to your regular income? A side hustle is a term used to describe turning your passion into a part-time business alongside your day job.   According to entrepreneur.com, around 35% of millennials have some sort of side business. https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/230431   There are several great reasons [Read more…]

Three tips for writing your speculative job application

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

A speculative job application is where a person looking for a job sends an application to a company without a job actually being advertised. It can be a highly effective way of getting jobs, internships and work experience placements that either haven’t been advertised yet, or won’t ever be advertised.   Why would a company [Read more…]

Best short courses for your career

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Gaining new skills and qualifications throughout your career can bring huge benefits, such as career progression, a higher salary and improvements in your general job satisfaction. Here is a round up of the best short professional courses you can take at Leicester College to benefit your career, no matter what stage you’re at. We run [Read more…]

How to spot an email phishing scam

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Phishing is an online attack with the goal of tricking people into giving up their personal information via deceptive emails and websites. The most common ways in which hackers try to do this are:   1. Encourage the target to click on a link or download an attachment containing malicious software that can infect your [Read more…]

4 reasons you could benefit from doing an apprenticeship

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Apprenticeships are available across a wide variety of industries and are a great way for 16-24 year olds to earn while they get a qualification. Here we explore the full range of benefits an apprenticeship can bring to your career plans.   1. You can do an apprenticeship in almost any industry Apprenticeships aren’t just [Read more…]

How testimonials inspire our current students to succeed

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Want to make an impact on the education and careers of our current or future students? Providing a testimonial is one of the quickest and easiest ways to do just that.   Think about what you wish someone had told you when you were at Leicester College. What pearls of wisdom would have pushed you [Read more…]

Great podcasts to kickstart your career during your commute

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The average Briton spends nearly 2 hours commuting to and from work every day.   What’s more, a study has shown that the longer a person’s journey is to work, the lower their job satisfaction. The research by the University of the West of England found that “a 20 minute increase in commute time is [Read more…]

A-Z of Tech Lingo (L-P)

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The world of tech can be a confusing place full of complicated terms and theories. Are you new to the world of tech? Or do you just want to be informed about what’s going on? After all, advances in technology affect all of us.   This is the latest article in a series where we [Read more…]

How to choose the right internship for your career ambitions

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Today’s job market is highly competitive for recent graduates. What’s more, it seems like even the most junior positions are demanding years of experience from their candidates. As a result, internships are increasingly becoming the norm for those trying to get their foot in the door of a new industry.   The latest market research from Highfliers.co.uk shows [Read more…]

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