How to get the most out of work experience

Applying for jobs, particularly full time work can be hard; you think you have found a perfect position when you notice that previous experience is essential. Cue everyone asking the question: ‘How am I supposed to get the required experience if I can’t get a job?’ The answer? Work experience. Work experience is an excellent […]

What matters at work?

We’re all guilty of it – when it comes to putting together your CV, the clichés come out. “I’m a really hard worker.” “I love working as part of a team but also have the ability to use my imitative.” “I am a strong communicator.” But what qualities really matter in the workplace? What skills […]

Making it in music

Let’s be honest – how many people do you meet that say they want to be a musician, a pop star or a rock star, and how many actually make it? Shows like The X Factor make the music business seem so straight forward, but the reality of making it in music is much tougher […]

ON THE JOB: Master chef, Australia

Leaving school is a daunting prospect for anyone, especially if you don’t have a job or further education options lined up. From the east end of Glasgow to the north east of Australia, Alastair Waddell has turned a part-time pub job into an exotic flourishing career in the kitchen. An award-winning Executive Chef at one of […]

Kenny Boyle: Centre Stage

It’s easy to forget in a celebrity-mad world that there are amazing people who are still up and coming on the acting scene – and set to make a huge impression. Kenny Boyle, co-founder of the Sonic Boom Theatre Company, is one of Scotland’s rising stars. Having set up a theatre company fresh out of […]

Why work experience is worth it

As soon as I turned 16, I was desperate to get a weekend job. My first position was as a ‘Saturday girl’ in a children’s footwear shop- I can still reel off some facts about Hush Puppies if you asked me. However, at that point I never thought about getting some kind of work experience […]

5 ways to… pass the employer Google check

Most of us still wouldn’t have our mums as friends on Facebook. What if they saw those pictures from that beach party in first year? What would happen if they saw that status you posted about a certain memorable character that you met out in town last Saturday night? While avoiding befriending the parentals is […]

How to… Get work experience

At Source, as well as dealing with the magazine and website, I’m in charge of all of our work experience requests. (If you’re keen to come in – hello! Send me an email at lindsay.cochrane@dcpublishing.co.uk with your CV and some examples of your writing and I’ll see what we can do.) We at Source know […]