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The A-Z of CPD: Part 7

Posted by Emma Davies on 11/12/19 09:15

Undertaking CPD is not just about going on a course; being open to trying new ways of learning is an important skill to develop. In our final instalment in the series, we help you consider activities that you can do as part of your own continuous professional development, starting at the letter 'U'. 


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Topics: careers education, CEIAG

Curriculum Vitae-l? The past, present and future of the CV Part 1: The Standard CV

Posted by Chris Webb and Dr Jamie Mackay on 04/12/19 10:48

They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes but as careers practitioners, we know that there is always one further symbol of inevitability to add to this list – the ubiquitous and oft-dreaded Curriculum Vitae or CV.

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Topics: employability, CV

Career of the month: Author

Posted by Emma Davies on 02/12/19 09:00

Each month we take a look at one of the 650 career pathways featured within Indigo. This month, we explore the role of an Author - a dream career for many budding writers.

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Topics: careers education, career profiles, careers leader, CEIAG, dream jobs

Dream jobs and great alternatives: Actor

Posted by Debbie Steel on 27/11/19 09:15

Do you get a buzz from being on stage? Are you a film fanatic? Do you get dazzled by the glitz and glamour of live theatre? Perhaps you aspire to be an actor like David Tennant, Dev Patel or Olivia Colman.

Acting is a demanding career and it’s certainly not easy getting your first break. This article explores the reality, offers tips on how to get going, and gives you ideas for other careers in performance or ‘back-stage’ roles.

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Topics: career profiles, dream jobs

Employers are from Mars, Schools are from Venus: Making Employer Engagement Worthwhile

Posted by Janet Colledge on 20/11/19 09:28

One of the most time-consuming aspects of being a careers leader (if done well) is ensuring that there is a sufficient flow of employer and HE/FE engagements taking place in your school.  As if that wasn’t difficult enough you need to make sure they are meaningful and of good quality, on top of ensuring every child receives at least one engagement each year of their secondary career. Phew, there aren’t enough hours in the day!

To be frank, the initial effort in putting together a network of employer/HE/FE contacts is huge, but it pays off in the long run and becomes less onerous as time goes on.  Here are my tips, gleaned from many years delivering CEIAG in schools.

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Topics: careers leader, CEIAG

Mock interview questions for the Medical School student

Posted by Emma Davies on 13/11/19 09:15
While the thought of attending an interview can be scary, with careful preparation and practice it can ultimately turn out to be a rewarding experience. You can use these sample mock questions to help you prepare and get ahead.

Taken from Getting into Medical School 2020 Entry by Adam Cross and Emily Lucas.

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Topics: university, student advice, interviewing


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