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 […]

What if I don’t know what I want to do?

Gap year student Leila Wallace offers some words of wisdom to those who aren’t quite sure what the future holds for them… When we were five, we all had our own idea about what we wanted to be when we grew up, some beyond our wildest dreams. Princesses we saw in Disney films, football icons […]

How to Use Twitter…Without Getting Into Hot Water

Twitter is huge. With around 140 million active users sending over 9,100 tweets every second, it’s one of the most popular websites on the Internet. We can update when we’re on our laptops in our bedrooms, on the computers in the library when we’re pretending to study and on our smart phones when we’re on the […]

Celebrity Odd Jobs and A-Grade A-listers

As we sit through yet another long science lesson, dreaming about a distant world of stardom, it’s easy to dismiss those dreams as unachievable… but should you? We take a sneak peek into the previous careers and university courses undertaken by celebrities before they found fame. Odd Jobs As we watch our favourite celebs performing […]

Jameela Jamil and Karren Brady help launch new work experience scheme

This week, Jameela Jamil and Karren Brady were announced as Ambassadors for LifeSkills, a major new programme from Barclays to bring business, schools and government together to remove the barriers young people face in moving from school to work. Businesswoman Karren Brady and TV and radio presenter Jameela Jamil are passionate about using their experience […]

How To Play The UCAS Waiting Game

Don’t sweat it guys – you’re going to absolutely ace your exams this year! Like we told you before, if you put in the work, your exams will a piece of cake. There’s absolutely nothing to worry about- Or at least, this is the attitude we wish we could. Although here at Source we have a sneaky […]

Career Guidance with Arnold Schwarzenegger

We’ve all grown up watching the world’s favourite action hero on the big screen taking on multiple roles from robot assassins to barbarian warriors, but what about the careers that we mortal humans could possible peruse? We take a look at some of Arnie’s most famous movie roles and suss out how to become just […]

8 fictional bosses you will definitely encounter in your working life

The employer-employee relationship is such a fruitful source for observational humour and covered in such depth by movies, books and television, that frequently a work of fiction will stumble upon a  management archetype scarily close to the reality of the modern workplace. Such is the popularity of this relationship there are whole films dedicated to […]

To cover or not to cover – the need for a cover letter

The cover letter may not be essential for every role when applying for a job, but it can most certainly help in adding the personal touch to your application. CVs restrict the amount of information you can provide, so use your cover letter to throw in the additional information that will make you stand out […]