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06. FASHION

WRAPPING UP IN STYLE

Here are some suggestions on how to wrap up in style this winter, taking tips from celebrities.

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08. FASHION

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10. HEALTH & BEAUTY

Y T U A E B & E L Y ST IN THE CITY

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THE GIRLS 5 A DAY?

1. DO YOU GET YOURy important for your diet.

FD: Yeah always. It is ver r and I are too fussy. CW: At least four a day. of fruit and veg my brothe es typ nt ere diff 5 ve ha r EK: We hardly eve

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TREVOR GRADY, 14 VANCOUVER, CANADA

JOE SMITH, 14 MARYLAND, USA

GUY MATTHEWS, 13 GLASGOW

FLAMINA DANTE, 16 ROME, ITALY

ITE SHOP FOR BUYING 5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOUR DAY? HES? 1. DO YOU GET YOUR 5 A sure, I eat fruit and vegetables. CLOT is H&M. My favourite clothes store TG: stuff from Superdry or GM: If I could, I’d buy all myt they’re expensive. Generally, I go bu h Fitc Abercrombie & to TopMan.

TG: I do a lot of spo by. baseball and rug . I normally rkout at home quite a lot vious day’s pre JS: I go to the gym or wover the m t sore fro just focus on whate y issocnocer a lot. workout. I used to pla up e rugby. And I’ve just taken : GM I’m a hurdler. I also lovn. badminton at Scotstou

TG: My fashion sen style. describe my entire d casual. JS: Sensible, functional an things are blue jeans and a GM: I’m casual - my favourite brightly coloured T.

REGIME? WEEKLY FITNEpSS 2. WHAT IS YOUR mostly soccer, fit kee to ek rts every we

REGIME? ns. DAILY BEAUTY 3. WHAT IS YOUR creams or potio no – r e is just a showe TG: My daily regim -active d brush my teeth. I use pro JS: I wake up shower anI do my hair. g lin gel r the bo n’t e. cream on my fac a of times a day. I don’t own GM: A quick shower a couple hairbrush.

T TO YOU? 4. IS FASHION IMPOulaRTrlyAN important to me.

TG: Fashion is not partic sgow is a but I know what I like. Gla GM: I don’t follow fashion n. I meet up with my friends in the good place to see fashio ar anything and it goes. city centre and you can we

RIBE YOUR OWN 6. HOW WOULD YOU DESC FASHION? se is ‘relaxed’ and that’s the word I’d use to

RTANT TO YOU? friends. 4. IS FASHION IMPOted on it like many of my

FD: Yes, but I am not fixa n. I am very casual so I CW: Yes. s themselves through fashio res exp ls gir as nt rta po im EK: As a girl it is about me! don’t know what that says CHARLOTTE WU, 20 SINGAPORE

S? SHOP FOR BUYING CLOTHE ITE UR VO FA UR YO IS T 5. WHA FD: I really like Zara. nitely Zara. CW: My favourite shop is defi d discount! my Glasgow Young Scot Car use EK: Topshop and I always

ION? SCRIBE YOUR OWN FASH 6. HOW WOULD YOlUstyDE le.

most days. FD: I have quite a casua ots is what you’ll see me in bo G UG my d an t hir t-s a EK: I’m casual – leggings,

SHION ICON? n’t follow 7. DO YOU HAVE A FA at is David Beckham – I do TG: The guy I think is grech. anyone else too mu ll nds, trainers and kit the we GM: No, but I notice what bra known athletes wear.

ION ICON? 7. DO YOU HAVE A FAunSH ique.

FD: Not at all, I like to be leton, I prefer U.K. fashion. CW: I really like Kate Midd fashion advice. magazines like the Grid for at g kin loo like I t bu , No EK:

CE BETWEEN SCOTTISH 8. WHAT’S THE DIFFEREN ? hion FASHION & BACK HOME ss very casual. Scottish fas

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BEAUTY REGIME? 3. WHAT IS YOUR DAe.ILY Shower and put on make up.

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THE BOYS

t?! Oh TG: Five a day? What’s tha . ely nit JS: Yes, defi GM: Never.

FD: I generally swim thr g run on the treadmill. CW: Once a week I have a lon ng outside of school. go to a dance class but nothi EK: I do P.E. at school and I

EMMA KENNEDY, 15 GLASGOW

? H FASHION & BACK HOME TIS OT SC N EE TW BE CE EN 8. WHAT’S THE DIFFER hion conscious than the Scots. fas FD: I think Italians are more more fashion conscious. n, people dress up and are lita po mo cos re mo is re po CW: Singa

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14. GLASGOW EVENTS

GLASGOW EVENTS!

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COMMONWEALTH AREN

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‘ANNE FRANK: A HISTORY FOR TODAY’ EXHIBITION

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Starts 12 November 2012

The exhibition details the story of this inspirational young girl as described in her own words.

This moving and wonderful tribute to the life of Anne Frank returns to The Mitchell Library on 12 November for 2 weeks. For full details of opening times visit: www.glasgowlife.org/libraries

It’s all happening at

GLASGOW LIBRARIES • • • • • •

FREE computer access Latest books and DVDs Graphic novels Ebooks Homework clubs Events

Interested? Then check out your local library for this and lots, lots more!

SCOTTISH CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS 2012 Want to have a say in what you think are the best Scottish children’s books?

Then why not drop into your local library and cast your vote for some of the fab books in the running to win this year’s Scottish Children’s Book Awards? For more information and details on how to vote, visit: www.scottishbooktrust.com/scba/shortlist-2012

BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND 2012 26 November – 2 December 2012

Glasgow Libraries has a packed calendar of reading events as part of the celebrations.

• Pre-school fun events • Adult and children’s author visits • “Spot the Reader” competition • Quizzes and prizes • Talks and Workshops • Family Reading events • The “Big Read In” For more details and times of each event visit the site below from November onwards. www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries GRIDMAG.CO.UK


18. QUIZ

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HALLOWEEN QUIZ

How much do you really know about the scariest day of the year? Test your knowledge here, if you can handle it... 1. WHERE DID HALLOWEEN START? A. AMERICA B. EUROPE C. AUSTRALIA

2. FROM WHICH PHRASE IS THE WORD HALLOWEEN DERIVED? A. HELLO, WEE ONE B. HELL OF AN EVENING C. ALL HALLOWS EVE

3. HALLOWEEN HAS ROOTS IN WHAT ANCIENT CELTIC CELEBRATION? A. ALL SAINTS DAY B. SAMHAIN C. ALL SOULS’ DAY

4. WHAT DID THE CELTIC PEOPLE BELIEVE HAD MAGICAL PROPERTIES? A. BLACK CATS B. PUMPKINS C. TURNING POINTS

5. WHAT WAS THE GOAL OF TRICK-ORTREATING BEFORE SWEETS CAME INTO THE PICTURE? A. MONEY B. APPLES C. SOUL CAKES

6. WHAT WERE HALLOWEEN LANTERNS ORIGINALLY FOR? A. FOR LIGHT WHEN WALKING IN THE DARK B. TO SCARE OFF GHOSTS C. TO CARRY MONEY AND OTHER GOODS

7. FANCY DRESS STARTED AS A WAY OF DISGUISING YOURSELF FROM ANY GHOSTS YOU MET TRUE FALSE

8. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT ONE OF THE GROUPS THAT HAVE OPPOSED HALLOWEEN? A. WICCANS B. CHRISTIANS C. CHILDREN

9. UK SHOPS MAKE MORE MONEY FROM HALLOWEEN THAN FROM FIREWORKS NIGHT TRUE FALSE

10. HOW MANY MOVIES ARE THERE IN THE

HALLOWEEN MOVIE FRANCHISE FEATURING SERIAL KILLER MICHAEL MYERS?

A. 6 B. 8 C. 10

Answers 1, B - Europe. 2, C - All Hallows Eve. 3, B – Samhain. 4, C - Turning Points. 5, C – Soul Cakes. 6, B – To scare off ghosts. 7, A - True. 8, C – Children. 9, A – True. 10, C – 10.


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22. FUN

Activ8 is the perfect way for young people aged 8-14 to get into the gym and start living a healthier lifestyle.

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The Activ8 gym is packed with modified equipment, perfect for young people to train in a safe, supervised environment. The sessions are run by fantastic fun instructors who will take you on the journey from the very first session to becoming regular gym users, fighting fit for a healthier future. So what are you waiting for? Get fit, get moving… Activ8!

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SPORTS .24 EVENTS 24. GLASGOW

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28. LOCAL VOCALS SPECIAL

SUPANOVA FORMED: 2012 MEMBERS: Harris Hiscoe (17) Christy O’Donnell (17) Gregor Coleman (19) FROM: Glasgow

Supanova have a strong pop sound with catchy tunes like Paranoid (For You). Video: youtube.com/supanovaofficial

Tell us how Supanova started? G: Harris and Christy were dating identical twins, and met one night when Christy came in to what he thought was his girlfriend cheating on him – but it was just Harris with the twin sister! I met the guys after a gig I was performing at with Daniel Docherty. H: We are still very new as a band but have already established a strong sound. Harris had an empty for a month and we used this time to rehearse constantly. C: We love music and write all of our own songs!

What do you use as inspiration for your songs? C: Most of our songs are about girls and relationships. I’ve had my heart broken too many times… G: We are best friends and always together, so write about the experiences that we have together. H: You can normally find us sitting around my kitchen table jamming coming up with new material!

What made you decide that you wanted to be part of a band? C: I used to be a Hollister model but I prefer singing and like hanging about with these guys all the time! G: I have always been interested in music and drama. I used to be part of the PACE theatre group. H: My favourite thing to do is jam at the kitchen table with my guitar and a group of friends!

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RAINBOW DISSOLVE FORMED: 2010 MEMBERS: Fraser M acpherson / Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keys Dorian Cloudsley / Lead Guitar, Keys Angus Tikka / Bass, Backing Vocals Mark Scobbie / Drums FROM: Glasgow

All: Yes!

Rainbow Dissolve are an alternative rock band that sound like a young Radiohead. They are all very talented musicians who have the musical ability to surprise you with interchangeable haunting melodies like single Her Downward Spiral. Check out the videos taken from their gig at the O2 Academy on YouTube: wwww.youtube.com/rainbowdissolve

What do you use them for?

Tell us a bit about your band?

You are quite a young band, around the same age group as One Direction when they first started out. Do you still use your Glasgow Young Scot Cards?

We’re a 4 piece alternative rock band based in Glasgow. Fraser and Dorian first met at Langside college back in 2008 when studying at the HNC Music course. They then recruited  Angus and Mark when Dorian met them in joining the BA in applied music course at Strathclyde University. We have been gigging for the best part of a year now. Our debut EP ‘Wall of Eyes’ was released digitally in February of this year.

C: Free swimming! H: Topman discount! C: I once gave mine to a girl and asked her to add me on Facebook…unfortunately she never did!

What do Supanova fans have to look forward to in the near future? G: We have more gigs coming up in Glasgow and then we are moving to London to finish writing our album which we are currently working on. C: We have also been chatting to the charity Moni Malawi who want us to go to Malawi later in the year to do a show for the kids and get more of an idea what the charity does over there. H: Our management have all worked with many pop bands like Busted, McFly, 911 and Blue and if we have similar success we will be very happy. To find out more about Supanova… www.supanovaofficial.com www.facebook.com/supanovaboys

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Some advice for other aspiring bands?

Try and take creative control of your music and do as much as you can yourselves. It is very easy (and free) to set up a Facebook or Soundcloud account and showcase your music to the rest of the country and the world with just a few clicks of the mouse. Using a ‘DIY’ method will be a lot quicker and cost effective. Also write the material you like and are passionate about, don’t try and fit in with musical trends for the sake of it, be true to yourselves and that will show in the music you produce.

What makes your band different from others in the Glasgow music scene?

What’s on the agenda for the rest of 2012?

The music itself is very unique and different in comparison to most of the local Glasgow bands that you hear in the scene at the moment. We draw our influences from a very diverse range of artists, so it is very hard to categorise or pigeon hole our sound. You just have to listen! We are currently in the studio recording our second EP which we hope to release by the end of the year.

Which band do you most look up to?

Radiohead are our biggest influence. They are a band that have changed direction with every record to keep things fresh, something which we feel is a great way to keep a band going. Radiohead have been around for more than 20 years and are still producing outstanding music today. We want to still be relevant in 20 years time!

How can readers find out more about you?

We are on Facebook, Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Our Wall of Eyes EP is available for free download on our Bandcamp page! www.rainbowdissolve.bandcamp.com www.facebook.com/rainbowdissolve

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N O I T C E R I ONE DD COMPETITION! THE ULTIMATE

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the band? 1. Simon Cowell created a ) True b ) False

band is from 2. Which member of the Ireland? a ) Nial b ) Zayn c ) Harry

g on their 3. Which song did they sin? first live X Factor show a ) Greatest Day - Take That b ) Viva La Vida – Coldplay c ) Wonderwall – Oasis

4. How old are the boys? a ) Between 16 and 18 b ) Between 18 and 20 c ) Between 20 and 22

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headed to 5. In March 2012 the boysalbum. What the US to release their was it called over there? a ) One Thing b ) More than This c ) Up All Night

r of 6. The youngest membe the group is? a ) Nial b ) Zayn c ) Harry

s their 7. Which X Factor judge wa mentor? a ) Cheryl Cole b ) Louis Walsh c ) Simon Cowell

ANSWERS 1.A All of the boys auditioned for the X Factor separately, before Simon Cowell brought them together as a group at the judge’s houses. 2.A Niall Horan is from Mullingar in Ireland. 3.B Viva La Vida – Coldplay. This was the first song that the boys had ever sang together live as One Direction! Harry revealed that the band chose this name as they were “all heading in One Direction!” by coming together as a band. 4. B Between 18 and 20. 5.C Up All Night. The album had the same name as the UK release. 6.C Harry. He was born on 1 February 1994 which makes him an Aquarius. 7.C One Direction were lucky to have Simon Cowell as their X Factor mentor on the show - he’s stood by them and made them global stars! 8.B Katy Perry’s on replay! Those One Direction boys love a bit of K-Pez. It’s a lyric from Up All Night. 9.B Zayn is from Bradford in England. He visited his home town with the rest of the band in the run up to the X Factor finals to sign autographs and meet fans. 10. A “Get out of my head”! It’s a lyric from their third UK single One Thing. 11.A Liam made it to judge’s houses in the 2008 series but was eliminated by Simon! 12.C Zayn was roumoured to be dating Rebecca Ferguson when they were in the X Factor house together! 13.B Louis was born on 24 December 1991 making him the oldest. 14.C 3rd place! But they were soon signed to mentor Simon Cowell’s record label – Syco.

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are from 9. The One Direction boysere is Zayn’s all over the UK, but wh home town? r b ) Bradford c ) Mancheste a ) Glasgow

One Direction 10. Can you complete this get out of lyric? “Get out, get out, my….” a ) Head b ) Life c ) Band

group was on 11. Which member of the once? the X Factor more than a ) Liam b ) Harry c ) Louis

edly dated 12. Which member suppos Rebecca fellow X Factor contestant Ferguson? a ) Liam b ) Harry c ) Zayn

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c ) 3rd place a ) 1st place b ) 2nd place

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EVERY SATURDAY AT 11.30AM AT GFT*

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Glasgow Young Scot and Kidz Card holders and an accompanying adult get in free to Take 2 and Access Take 2 shows! Other tickets cost £4.50. Each child’s ticket admits one free adult. Children under 8 must be accompanied.

MIRROR MIRROR (PG)

CORALINE 3D* (PG)

TOP CAT: THE MOVIE (U)

Sat 20 Oct 11.30am Julia Roberts stars as the evil queen determined to destroy the beautiful Snow White.

Sat 27 Oct11.30am

Sat 3 Nov1.30am

Neil Gaiman’s spooky tale comes to life in 3D.

Top Cat and his gang are at war with the long arm of the law.

Audio described and captioned *Special family activity before the film!

GFT Autism-Friendly screening

AUTUMN RELEASES

Here are the hottest cinema releases for autum 2012 that you won’t want to miss. Remember to head to Cineworld and get in for the student rate when you show your Glasgow Young Scot Card.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart Release Date: 16 November 2012

In the highly anticipated next chapter of the blockbuster The Twilight Saga, the newfound married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world.

SKYFALL

Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris Release Date: 9 November 2012

THE SECRET GARDEN (U) Sat 10 Nov 11.30am Lonely orphan Mary discovers a secret garden that becomes her salvation. Based on the classic children’s novel.

MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE 3D (12A)

LITTLE NICOLAS (PG)

HELP, I’M A FISH! (U)

Sat 17 Nov 11.30am

Sat 24 Nov 11.30am Subtitles

Sat 1 Dec11.30am

Audio described and captioned

The Avengers must stop the wicked Loki from taking over the Earth.

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS 3D (U)

NATIVITY (U)

Sat 8 Dec 11.30am

Sat 15 Dec 11.30am Hilarious British comedy about a primary school’s shambolic nativity performance.

Audio described and captioned

Santa’s youngest son must help his Dad deliver Christmas presents before it’s too late.

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Nicolas lives a carefree life in Paris until he finds out his parents are going to have a yucky baby!

RAYMOND BRIGGS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL:

THE SNOWMAN / FATHER CHRISTMAS / THE BEAR (U)

Sat 22 Dec 11.30am A rare chance to see all of these beautiful stories brought to life. Perfect family viewing for Christmas.

Autism-Friendly screening 12.30pm

Three children accidentally get turned into fish by an eccentric scientist.

JASPER, PENGUIN EXPLORER (U) Sat 29 Dec 1.30am Jasper the Penguin must save a rare species of bird from extinction.

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Starring: Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving , Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner Release Date: 16 November 2012

The prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy follows Bilbo Baggins on the hazardous journey with Gandalf the Grey. Together with 13 fortune-seeking dwarves, Bilbo will be swept into a grand adventure where he must contend against all manner of enemies and a subterranean creature named Gollum. GRIDMAG.CO.UK


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34. CAREERS

CREATING YOUR FIRST CV FROM THE EMPLOYER’S POINT OF VIEW…

Often Human Resources (HR) departments handle the first stage of recruitment and so rather than looking for the best candidate they are creating a short list of people who have the right key words in their CV. So, save your personality for the cover letter and the interview and use your CV to tick those necessary HR boxes. Whether you are updating a current CV or creating a new one from scratch, you can use the following checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered.

We are working with the experts at My World of Work to provide you with top careers advice, and this issue will focus on how to develop a Curriculum Vitae (CV). Job vacancies attract a large number of applicants so if you want to get that interview it’s important your CV stands out. Every CV you create should be tailored to the job you are applying for by matching your skills, experience and qualifications to the employer’s requirements.

1. CONTACT DETAILS

It’s important to provide a range of contact options including your home address, your main phone number and your email address to make it easy for employers to get in touch with you.

2. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Make sure to include the jobs that are relevant to the position you are applying for. If you haven’t had much relevant experience however, you may want to include your whole work history. WHAT IF I HAVE NO WORK EXPERIENCE?

Think broadly about your past experience. Have you ever done any voluntary work, babysitting, organised an event, made and sold art and craft items or performed in a play or band? Change the name of the section to work experience, list your examples and your responsibilities within each role. Don’t give up if you can’t think of anything. Remove that section from your CV and use the extra space to emphasise your skills, strengths and desire to find a job.

3. EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Your education and qualifications may not be directly related to the job you are applying for, but they are still important achievements that employers will want to see.

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My World of Work users Not adding a personal statement

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Not tailoring it to the role you're applying for

54%

Not checking the spelling and grammar

4. SKILLS AND STRENGTHS

Emphasising your skills and strengths is vital when building a CV. A strength is something you’re naturally good at. A skill is something you acquire with education and experience. Make sure to demonstrate how your skills and strengths will help you to do well in the job.

5. YOUR PERSONALITY

Your CV should follow a fairly standard format and the interview is where your personality is really important, but you can still stand out from the crowd with the language you use. For example, this statement represents a hard-working, passionate person: “A hardworking individual with a passion for all things fashion seeks part-time job in the retail industry.”

6. A PRIORITISED LAYOUT

The way you layout your CV will depend on your age and work experience level. The My CV tool on www.myworldofwork.co.uk allows you to choose between a work-focused or education-focused template. If you don’t have much work experience or you’re looking for a career change, you should place your skills and strengths section before employment and education.

HOW MY WORLD OF WORK CAN HELP YOU… • Get the latest information and advice on careers and job-hunting • Create attention-grabbing CVs in a few simple steps • Find out what careers you’re suited to using the My Strengths tool • Search for courses and jobs

7. A GOOD SIMPLE FORMAT

Unless you’re going for a highly creative job, getting too fancy with fonts and borders will only take the focus from the important information in your CV.

8. GOOD SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION

There’s no room for poor spelling and punctuation in either your cover letter or your CV. Keep sentences short to avoid confused punctuation and, if you can, give it to a friend to check it over. Spell check should be the very last thing you do before sending it off.

9. REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

You don’t have to include references in your CV and leaving them out will save you space, but make sure to state at the end of your CV that they are available on request.

10. A COVER LETTER

Most employers will expect a cover letter with your CV. It gives you a chance to get across your personality, ambition and to explain any gaps in your CV. For more information, help and advice about your CV visit:

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REAL LIFE

It is estimated that one in 10 people in the UK are carers

YOUNG CARERS The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Scotland is part of Carers Trust, a charity which provides support services for carers and young carers. Young carers are children and young people under the age of 18 who look after someone in their family who has an illness, disability, drug/alcohol addiction or mental health condition.

WHY DO CARERS NEED SUPPORT?

Caring is rarely something you can plan for. Today, one in ten people in the UK are carers (1 in 8 in Scotland). But over the next 30 years, as more of us live for longer, the number of carers will increase by 3.4 million. Anyone could be a carer – a 15-year-old girl looking after a parent with an alcohol problem, a 40-year-old man caring for his partner who has terminal cancer, or an 80-year-old woman looking after her husband who has Alzheimer’s disease. Carers all make enormous sacrifices, often putting aside their education, careers, social lives, and even their health, in order to care.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Scotland (part of Carers Trust) works with young carers services across Scotland to: Promote awareness of young carers Campaign for them and services for young carers Provide grants and funding for services Work with educational services to benefit young carers We also organise the annual Scottish Young Carers Festival on behalf of the Scottish Government.

ADaniiREAL STORY is a young carer who provides support to her Mum who

suffers from mental and physical health issues including Type 1 Diabetes and a physical disability. As the oldest child in their home, Danii is there for physical support including giving medication, and emotional support as a friend to her Mum during her more difficult days. At only 16 years old Danii is a very inspiring young woman. Here is her story.

I have experienced many ups and downs...but I know that I’m helping my family Hello, my name is Danii and I am 16 years old... Some of my interests include different styles of dancing and sports like swimming. My experience being a young carer.. Is unique to me because it is a member of my family that I help care for. I have experienced many ups and downs including the emotional side of things, but on the other hand it gives me a feeling of satisfaction because I know that I’m helping out my family. I provide quite complex care for my Mum every day... I administer her medication, I let her sleep for as long as she needs (that can sometimes be for the whole day and night) meaning that I will look after my two little sisters to let her regain the energy she needs. I attend hospital and doctors’ appointments with her, I provide a physical ‘crutch’ because she sometimes has difficulties walking so I am sometimes relied on for her to lean on, literally. I also provide emotional support because sometimes everything gets on top of her and I’m the only other person in the house who she can turn to, so in a way I am also her friend. I think that the biggest difficulty I face caring for my Mum... Would be the fact that she doesn’t see what I see, when she says she is okay I know that she’s not- I know that she is struggling and putting on a brave face. Sometimes she will push herself too far and be really unwell and so she has good days and bad days.

The Scottish Young Carers Festival is organised annually by The Princess Royal Trust For Carers In Scotland to give them a chance to meet other young carers. And of course to let their hair down! East Renfrewshire Carers’ Centre and the Carers Trust have helped me out a lot... I instantly made friends with the others because they are carers just like me and they understood without an explanation unlike my friends. Group nights and one-to-one sessions are fun and provide invaluable support which gives the chance to get your feelings off your chest and speak to them about your home life, knowing that they are trustworthy and listen to you. I was recently involved in doing peer education workshops with young carers in different high schools which has helped my confidence and self-esteem. I attended Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend through the Carers Trust... I also attended the Scottish Young Carers Festival this year. These events allow us to enjoy ourselves and also let us have a break from home. Being a young carer has impacted my life in various ways... It has made me a more responsible and mature person because of the caring role I have. I have also discovered skills that I did not know I had through caring. Because of these I have decided that in the future I want to work in the care sector. One of the problems that I was faced with at the start of becoming a young carer was that my friends didn’t understand me when I said “I can’t”, and so it did cause me to drift away from many of them but the ones who were there, and did understand, are the people I’m still friends with today!

If you work with children and young people and you’d like information about young carers, we have lots of information and resources available here: www.professionals.carers.org/young-carers www.youngcarers.net www.erycandtrayc.com Telephone Carers Trust – 0141 221 5066

3 in 5 people will become a carer in their lifetime

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