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Training In-Job and What It Means

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 11:21 pm

Once you’ve found your desired job, continuing with your training in the profession is important. This can be done through a variety of ways, you can learn how to use a lot of the software, such as excel, better than you could before. For this, you can actually get certificates of your understanding, which will benefit you no matter what job you have now or in the future. Other examples of things you can do is to enter a management course. This will help your job prospects if you don’t already have a management position, and it can be useful for those already performing that role. There are numerous skills which you can learn while in work, to help bring you success in the moment, and in the future. Showing that you are engaged in your career can really help to improve your image among your employers, who want to acquire engaged motivated people for their business.

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School governor recruitment drive

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

A recent report on schools in and around England indicate there is a vast need to recruit more school governors to represent the wider community. The government is in the process of formulating a series of calls to action to encourage more people to become a school governor.

At this current moment in time there are around 350,000 governors in England that their combine value to the school system is worth £1 billion a year, while controlling the budget of £45 billion worth of school spending.

The results show that 96% of the school governors are usually retired and have had professional or managerial jobs prior to becoming a governor. The recruitment drive is trying to involve more ethnicities from different socio-economic groups to give the approach to governing a holistic representation of the population covering both urban and rural settings.

Governing bodies are trying to give incentives in order for employers to let people take time off work (if still in active employment) so they can get involved as the typical time allotted to school governing is between 4 and 16 hours a month.

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The Amount of UK Students Wanting to Study Abroad Increases

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm

In the past few years the amount of UK students has increased. Noticeably from 2013 to 2014 there has been a substantial jump from 20% to 37%.

Some students view this as a unique adventure that could boost their employability as well as help them grow as individuals in a different culture system. The UK students destinations of choice are Australia, United States of America, France, Germany and Canada.

This comes as a result of the increase of tuition fees in the UK. Students are looking for alternatives and are very willing to travel to get these new experiences.

Not only does this have the capacity to learn and adapt to different cultures, its also an opportunity to learn new languages and push students beyond their comfort zones and gain additional academic credits.

Whether students study in the UK or abroad there is still some concerns about the debt that they will incur. Time will tell if this trend continues to increase.

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How should you do your local job searches?

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

How should you do your local job searches? For sometimes, people have been asking themselves this important question without especially how to do this task. Here are some of the tips;

First, you need to do your research on the internet on the best local jobs. Through your internet search, you will always get all the information about the local jobs that you need. This will definitely help you make an informed decision depending on your qualifications for the given type of job.

Secondly, several agents offer mediation between the employers and employees. Through their help, you can always get an opportunity to get local jobs. How do you do this? Ensure always that you give them all your details to enable them contact the corporations that may be looking for people in Local Job Searches. In conclusion, the above tips will always help you do your local job searches in a perfect way.

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Ways to Increase your Job Responses

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 11:57 am

Actively applying for jobs is probably the best way to get the responses you desire, such as interviews, but occasionally you could go through a ‘dry-spell’ whereby you find you are not gaining any responses.

To make sure you get as many responses as possible, we’re providing you with a few pieces of advice:

  1. Adjust your CV to suit a different job role
  2. Create a new cover letter each time, rather than just changing the name of the company or HR manager.
  3. Set a target per day for the amount of jobs you need to apply for and exceed it.
  4. Ensure your CV includes: contact details, education, employment history, personality and achievements.
  5. Call back people who did not find you suitable and ask for feedback.
  6. Upload your CV to as many job websites as you possibly can.

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Job Hunting – Developing your Portfolio

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Whatever job you’re going for, portfolio’s are becoming extremely important, these can include jobs for teachers, designers, photographers, writers, and pretty much any role whereby you can gain materials to show the quality of work you can create.

That’s why today it is just as important to develop your portfolio of skills as well as your CV; it can really boost your job chances. Portfolios can grow at tremendous speeds, and that can be a good thing, especially if you take advantage of it.

Creating a folder of relevant work to present to potential employers is fundamental, because there is only so much that a CV can tell someone. For companies to get a much better picture of you and what you’re capable of, its fundemtal to maintain and develop your portfolio.

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Three of the Best Apps for Teaching Jobs

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Many industries are using newer forms of technology to assist with their daily work and that is the same for jobs in education. Devices such as tablets can be used in schools, and pout of period time mobiles can help teachers with their daily tasks.

Apps are becoming extremely important in terms of new technology, and we’re choosing three of the best education apps that can make a teacher’s life a lot easier. TeacherPal is a free app which is free to use. It allows you to type in attendance of your class, track grades and behaviour. Profiles can be set up for each student, and while it is time consuming to set up for numerous classes, it’s worth it. Important documents from the app can even be stored in your own drop box or directly emailed.

TeacherTool is a more complex grading and classroom management app. Options include attendance, assignments, and grading, events and checklists. Again, documents can be stored to access on numerous devices, or emailed.

Numbers is another app, and it’s ideal for the iPad. Allowing you to maintain and create electronic grade books. Attendance taking is very quick and for those teachers who like to create spreadsheet, it could be the best app out there for you.

 

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How to Get Into a Teaching Job

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:42 pm

If you’ve recently decided that you may like to peruse a career in education as a teacher, then you’ve come to the right place. There are many ways to get into teaching, and technically, there is not right or wrong answer.

Firstly there is college where you can get NVQ’S under your belt, giving you the platform to then go to university on an undergraduate course. Alongside studying gaining work experience is sometimes essential and this will have to be off your own back. So gaining a position in a local school can really help you climb the ladder to gain a teaching job.

Previous education can also be important and it can help your chances such as GCSEs, which will need to be above Grade C for mathematics and English, especially between ages 7 and 14. You will also need a GCSE in a science subject.

Teacher training is also important and initial teacher training comes in many but all cover theory and practical sides. After university there is of course the option for further education, and a one year postgraduate course (PGCE), which focuses on your teaching skills rather than the subject you actually want to teach.

There are many different avenues, and levels needed to reach, so make sure you know what is expected before you commit yourself to a career in teaching.

 

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The Difficulties of Becoming a Teacher

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 11:37 am

Teaching is not an easy career by any means. Some may see teachers are fortunate, because of the school holidays and time off they receive. This is true in some ways, but there is a lot of marketing and preparation which means they relax a lot less than some may think.

Schools can be very difficult institutions to work in for various reasons:

  • There is a diverse range of students, who all have different likes, dislikes and needs, and with over 20 people typically in each class, it can virtually be impossible to teach in a way that suits all of their unique desires.
  • School budgets can be tight, especially in the public sector. And there can occasionally be battles between department attempting to spend the money for various activities and equipment.
  • With so many different subjects, students and classes, marketing can become an issue, and each student demands the same amount of time and effort. The fact is there are not enough free teaching periods to do this, so there is likely to be more homework for teachers than for students.

 

There are ways to overcome these difficulties however and it requires dedication, time and effort. Don’t let these put you off a teaching career and if you have a passion for educating, you’ll work to overcome these issues.

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