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08. Do you have what it takes to be an entreprenuer? 20. Why do a traineeship? 22. What recruiters want

40. Smart goals 44. Characteristics of a good team 46. Tips on making friends 47. Making an impact in your team

38. Preparing a presentation

48. Brain Teasers

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5. Prepare solid answers for common questions like ‘What are your strengths, weaknesses, greatest achievements….?’

6. Greet the interviewer positively with a smile and if offered give a nice firm handshake.


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20. Use your experiences from any clubs, societies, sports, Duke of Edinburgh and extra-curricular activities to demonstrate your social and ethical skills and values as well as illustrating any life achievements.

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10. Show your interest in the university / college by asking questions. These could range from the course-content, employment prospects, what students like about the course, learning style, assessment methods, any opportunities to give back to the uni/college. 11. Plan your travel the night before and familiarise yourself with the route/transport facilities you are going to use on the day.

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12. Respond to why you would like to study at this particular university with a set of credible facts that make that institution stand out for you. Think about its reputation, specialism, research or academic excellence, student satisfaction, teaching/learning style, strong recommendation from teachers/friends/ family and post-qualification employment track-record. Your answer should show that you have done a thorough research. 13. Do your utmost best to arrive on time please! It reflects on your time management and professionalism.

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14. Use questions like why you should be offered a place by selling yourself and any key strengths, skills, achievements, passion to learn, what contributions you can bring or add value to the college/ university and your passion for the area of study.

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9. Re-read your application a few times to thoroughly familiarise with everything you have written as you may be asked to expand on any statements you have written. Prepare to back up any claims, interests, hobbies, strengths and skills you have mentioned in your application.

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Do you have what it takes to be an

Entrepreneur?

ENTREPRENEURS ARE OFTEN ACCUSED OF LIVING IN THEIR OWN WEIRD WORLD. They have unique approaches to life and usually dictate their terms. They are passionate about solving problems, creating solutions and managing their own businesses.

Here are 25 traits often associated with entrepreneurs. See if you connect with any of them:

Bill Gates

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

Albert Einstein “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Thomas Edison “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”


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They dream big and focus on achieving goals They like zoning in – often in isolation They are curious, love creating value and enhancing things They work hard & play hard, value reading, researching & experimenting They can survive in tough environments and can work from anywhere They are brave to make tough decisions & are not afraid of being hated They are innovative They are confident They think quick and can easily spot opportunities They value efficiency & effectiveness They hate lack of ambition and mediocrity They embrace change and love trying new things They love challenging the status quo They are constantly thinking about the next opportunity They are not afraid of failure and are persistent They are not keen on working under authority, love to be their own boss They have a passion for planning They are different - weird, quirky, hustlers, hackers …. They enjoy deep, thoughtful discussions and hang out with smart folks They love Wi-Fi and technology They value time; always looking for technology to improve efficiency They are intrigued by people or societal issues & value advice/feedback They love inspiration and motivational content on social media They love taking risks and turning obstacles into solutions They have faith and are positive-minded

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Make a schedule and have a plan so you can manage your time more effectively.

Exams are a stressful time for students - trying to balance revision, meeting deadlines and staying positive. It does get tough, so it’s important to make sure you are looking after your physical and mental health during this period. So, here are some tips and advice for essential self-care throughout the exam season.

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///////// EAT AND SLEEP WELL /////////// Make sure you eat healthily and get a good amount of sleep. Aim to get preferably 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. It is important to have a good, deep rest to give your body the rest it needs so your mind can function. It also requires the fuel to physically perform better.

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///////// REACH OUT FOR SUPPORT /////////// If you are struggling or find yourself getting anxious and stressed about the exams, ask for help and talk to someone about how you are feeling, whether it be a friend or a professional. Most educational institutions have professional counselling available for free, and if not, your GP is trained to connect you to the help you need. Sometimes it can help just to have a good whinge and a laugh with your friends about what you’re going through.

It is important to take a break so your mind can have a little rest. So, move around, go outside and take a deep breath or just have a stretch and look at a different view. Short, regular breaks will do more for your productivity than you think!


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HIGHFLYER SECRETS “I found a personalised revision timetable helpful to structure my revision” “I used the Syllabus/Textbook/Revision Guide to tick off the things I knew and to highlight areas I was struggling with” “Use online revision websites to practice exam style questions, they are really handy” “Use good revision websites and YouTube videos, they helped me massively improve exam technique” “I used exam board websites and other popular past paper websites to download past papers and mark schemes. I tried them on my own before looking at the answers or marking schemes” “I persistently went through my mocks and practice papers. I highlighted the areas I was weak on, then focussed most of your revision on those areas” “I was obsessed with revision guides for every one of my subjects – they helped a lot!”. “I used a lot of revision cards and mind maps for key topics” “Me and my friend, we regularly tested each other using our self-made revision cards” “I usually had 45 minutes – 1 hour revision sessions with a 15 minute break in-between. After school, I tried to relax for an hour before starting my revision” “I aimed to revise a few key topics thoroughly at a time for each subject and then tested myself on those areas with exam-style questions” “During my revision, I always took note of any tricky areas that I was struggling to fully understand and then sought help from my teachers”

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“Whilst group revisions can sometimes work, it was quite easy for me and my friends to get distracted. I only recommend you to use them if you feel they are helping you. However, I found revising with my best friend useful- we always tested each other on key topics”


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///////// FIND A QUIET PLACE TO REVISE /////////// Find a quiet place to revise. If home is not convenient try your library/study centre.

Revision is a process. Start by reviewing how much content you already know and plan to cover what you don’t. Revising is important and beneficial as it develops your learning further. Follow these revision tips to guide you on how to get your revision done:

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///////// UNDERSTANDING YOUR LEARNING STYLE/////////// It is important you know and understand your learning style. Once you understand whether you are a visual, auditory, reading/writing or kinaesthetic learner (learning by doing), remembering and recalling new information will become much easier.

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This is a great way to organise your study time, ensure you cover everything, and help boost your motivation. Make sure you know which topics you need to revise for each subject. Use your exam board specifications as a revision list.

Re-writing and repeating your notes will help you to remember the information, especially if you are a read/write learner.

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///////// DON’T PANIC //////// Make sure you eat healthily and get a good amount of sleep. Aim to get preferably 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. It is important to have a good, deep rest to give your body the rest it needs so your mind can function.


REVISION TECHNIQUES REVISION TECHNIQUES Active revision

This involves using your eyes, ears and hands in multiple ways. Active methods of revision include: writing revision notes, discussing topics and notes aloud, testing yourself or getting others to test you, attempting past exam papers and using revision websites. Revising actively is the best way to make sense of the material you’re revising and helps you to remember more. Revision cards They are usually postcard size. You can make your own by simply cutting a sheet of A4 card in four. Revision cards consist of simplified notes. Try putting possible exam questions on the front and facts/answers on the back. Completing past papers By completing past papers, you can identify gaps in your knowledge and practice showing the examiner what you know. Staying motivated

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Acknowledge your progress and maintain a positive attitude when faced with challenges. Rewarding yourself when you’ve achieved a goal is a great way to stay motivated.


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Tips for supporting your son/daughter in making educational & careers choices As a parent / carer, you have a lot of influence when it comes to education and careers decisions for your son/daughter. Unfortunately, the choices open to your child today, may be very different from the time when you were in their shoes. Everything has changed; the exam and educational systems, options available, working patterns and the type of jobs now on offer are now very different as technology evolves. It is therefore crucial to ensure that your approach and strategy for supporting them is well-informed and as up-to-date possible.

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“Try not to be biased towards traditionally preferred choices or your own preferences. Careers evolve with each generation and some of the careers they will be doing are still in their infancy or have not been invented yet.“

“Foster engagement and enthusiasm in your son/daughter by positively supporting their free choices and unbiasedly guiding them towards making crucial decisions. “

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Discussing their educational and careers shows your interest and investment in them and this could stimulate more interest and helping them have a more positive attitude. Your child sees you as a source of inspiration, positive support, encouragement and reassurance.

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There are numerous benefits that come with parental involvement in your child’s education and career decision. Various researches have highlighted that the more the parental involvement, the more the student feel loved and supported, which boosts their motivation, self-esteem and higher educational and career aspirations and achievements.


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FOR SUPPORTING YOUR SON/DAUGHTER IN MAKING EDUCATIONAL & CAREER CHOICES

Here are a few tips to help you get started: 1. Establish & nurture a closer partnership with the school/career’s service. Contact them or visit their website to see what you can do to support your child and what resources are available. Ask them questions on any areas you are not sure about. Ask your son/daughter to bring relevant literature as part of the relationship building process. 2. Motivate and support them to build employability skills through hobbies and extra-curricular activities. It is essential for you to support your son/daughter in understanding the crucial relationships between the transferrable skills they pick up and the world of work. Strongly encourage your son/daughter to build a healthy mix of future-proof core skills that are linked to longer term employability.


5. As your son/daughter build a general direction or a set of potential career options, it is fundamental for you to work closely with the school/ college’s careers team to enable them to get a hands-on insight into the potential roles they could be doing through work placements, insight days and employer visits.

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Loving sport and outdoors may often point towards professions such as physiotherapy, sports psychology or coaching/sports management, which are generally very rewarding career options.

4. Try not to be biased towards traditionally preferred choices or your own preferences. Careers evolve with each generation and some of the careers they will be doing are still in their infancy or have not been invented yet. Look out for future jobs. When you were growing, professions such as App developers and gaming coders never existed. Make use of the range of systematic approaches to explore choices, such as: • The Morrisby Test • National Careers Service Skills Health Check Our Careers & Employability Handbook has loads of other online tools and websites you can use to help them explore their choices.

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3. Foster engagement and enthusiasm in your son/daughter by positively supporting their free choices and unbiasedly guiding them towards making crucial decisions. Career choices derived from a real passion usually produce super-excelling and highly successful professionals. Ask questions that encourage them to freely open up on their choices, such as: • What do you enjoy or are you passionate about? • What do you enjoy doing during your spare time? • How would you describe yourself? What sort of person are you? • What are your strengths, core skills and abilities? • What’s the best thing/ achievement you have ever had in your life? • What would you like to try? • What could you picture yourself doing in the future? Avoid being shocked if you get unexpected answers. Hobbies such as watching movies/TV s scriptwriters or editorial roles. If they spend more time online and gaming, their potentially could pursue careers such as multimedia design, coding or digital marketing.


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“Reassure them that you’re always available to support.” “Keep encouraging them and foster positivity.”

Encourage them to speak to teachers and careers advisers for more detailed information and guidance.

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“Celebrate any successful milestones in the process.”

• Be curious and also make them curious • Have an open mind • Encourage them to be realistic about location, salaries and ambitions • Discuss Labour market information facts and figures • Discuss jobs that are likely to grow in the future • Encourage self-understanding and self-reflection • Share your own or other people’s experiences • Offer to collaborate in the research process • Find clever ways of driving out wild unrealistic dreams and naivety

• Help them to consider other avenues such as self-employment, virtual working, flexible working, free-lancing or online roles • Introduce them to your personal / professional networks • Always be conscious your role as a helper not dictator • Know your limits and where you fit in • Remember ultimately, his/her life, not yours • Let them make their own decisions. • If they make ‘wrong’ decisions, highlight your views and offer to support if things don’t work out • Encourage them to speak to teachers and careers advisers for more detailed information and guidance.

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“Support them but avoid writing their CV or applying for them.” • Reassure them that you’re always available to support. • Avoid being a helicopter parent who micromanage every aspect of their life – maintain appropriate boundaries. • Do not impose on them a particular job or profession • Support them but avoid writing their CV or applying for them • Help them build their own network of connections • Keep encouraging them and foster positivity • Celebrate any successful milestones in the process

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Embedding this guide in career education and PSHE will help ensure every student is benefitting from a holistic and robust information hub as we have consolidated every aspect of what a high school student needs in preparation for the world of work.

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Good quality careers and labour market information is what our guide specialises in. Everything you need to know about every profession is thoroughly covered. Key pages include the LMI by job role and LMI by profession sections.

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This book offers a personalised approach that help address the individual needs and can be used to advice students on an individual basis. Key pages include the ‘Personalisable’ career choosing tools and Personal Development Profiling and progression section.

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We have included numerous opportunities where teachers can integrate careers learning into their curriculum and how subject areas link with their respective jobs and professions.

STABLE CAREERS PROGRAMME Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers.

LEARNING FROM CAREER AND LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF EACH PUPIL Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.

LINKING CURRICULUM LEARNING TO CAREERS All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. Subject teachers should highlight the relevance of their subjects for a wide range of future career paths.


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We have included hundreds of employers in every profession and tips on getting the most out of employer workshops and presentations.

ENCOUNTERS WITH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.

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We have everything you need to know about work experience/placement engagements and how to record your key learning and career development outcomes.

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Not only do we have detailed information about most degree areas, we also have useful hints on how to choose a university/college, Russell Group universities and university open days and making the most out of your time in further/higher education.

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This book could act as a useful reference for personal advice on all educational and career progression matters

EXPERIENCES OF WORKPLACES

Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities and expand their networks.

ENCOUNTERS WITH FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATIOn All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.

PERSONAL GUIDANCE Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.


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LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION FEATURED JOBS

(FOR MORE LMI INFORMATION FOR OVER 300 JOBS CLICK ON THE HANDBOOK ON THE LEFT) Accounting

Accounting

Finance Officers / Assistant Accountants / Accounting Technicians

National Female

Male

Financial Controllers / Finance Managers / Finance Directors

National Female

Average Annual Salary

£29,640

£27,200

£34,500

Average Annual Salary

Average Monthly Salary

£2,470

£2,267

£2,875

Average Monthly Salary

48,399

264,057

4%

13,600

33%

5-Year Growth (Replacements/retirements):

74,200

28%

38

3%

Average Weekly Hours / Unemployment Rate

38

1%

Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate financial information and advise on company financial policy. Participates in the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans, assesses the implications for the organisation financial mechanisms and oversees their implementation.

Male 32%

7,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 -

Average Number of Employees

Accounting

Banking, Insurance & Financial Services

Taxation Experts

Actuaries, Economists & Statisticians Male

National Female

Average Annual Salary

£54,600

£52,750

£56,300

Average Annual Salary

Average Monthly Salary

£4,550

£4,396

£4,692

40,214

5-Year Growth (Replacements/retirements):

47%

£68,900

Average Monthly Salary

£5,157

£4,392

£5,742

Approx number of employees in the UK:

46,263

44%

5-Year Growth (New jobs created):

11,300

28%

5-Year Growth (Replacements/retirements):

39

2%

Average Weekly Hours / Unemployment Rate

Femal e 53%

14,000 12,000 10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 -

£6,000 £5,000 £4,000 £3,000 £2,000 £1,000 £0

Average Monthly Salary

£52,700

4%

Male 47%

Average Number of Employees

Male

£61,880

1,500

Average Weekly Hours / Unemployment Rate

Taxation experts advise on tax matters and assess tax liabilities. Examines accounts of individuals or businesses to determine their tax liability and makes adjustments to claims where necessary.

53%

Male 58%

80,000 70,000 60,000 50,000 40,000 30,000 20,000 10,000 -

Average Monthly Salary

National Female

Femal e 42%

£9,000 £8,000 £7,000 £6,000 £5,000 £4,000 £3,000 £2,000 £1,000 £0

Average Number of Employees

5-Year Growth (New jobs created):

58%

11,100

£3,500 £3,000 £2,500 £2,000 £1,500 £1,000 £500 £0

Approx number of employees in the UK:

42%

5-Year Growth (New jobs created):

Femal e 68%

Average Monthly Salary

Approx number of employees in the UK:

£6,917

-1%

Average Weekly Hours / Unemployment Rate

Finance officers / Assistant Accountants / Accounting Technicians oversee book-keeping, general accounting and other financial and related clerical functions mainly within a variety of public/private sector organisations.

32%

£5,175

200

-

5-Year Growth (Replacements/retirements):

68%

£83,000

32%

13,000

Apply theoretical and mathematical principles and practical techniques to assess risk and formulate probabilistic outcomes in order to inform economic, insurance, pensions and business Male policy, and to analyse and interpret data used to 56% assist in the formulation of financial, business and economic policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.

38

56%

4%

1,600

1%

Femal e 44%

18,000 16,000 14,000 12,000 10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 -

£7,000 £6,000 £5,000 £4,000 £3,000 £2,000 £1,000 £0

Average Monthly Salary

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5-Year Growth (New jobs created):

£6,327

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Approx number of employees in the UK:

Male

£75,920 £62,100

Average Number of Employees


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