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 […]

The 7 most unconventional jobs done by future Presidents of the USA (and how they came in useful in the hot seat)

Although history tells us that your best shot of being President is to first be a teacher, lawyer, soldier, business-person, career politician or all of the above (like the very first president, George Washington) a handful of Commanders-in-Chief, including the newly re-elected President Obama, reached the Whitehouse via less well-trodden career paths, demonstrating that someone […]

TRAINING: Business and finance with ACCA

Dream of a high-powered, fast-paced career? A future in business and finance could be for you! ACCA tell us about the training opportunities they have that could get you on the path to a successful working life… About ACCA ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim […]

Financial futures

Despite what people might say about bankers, the world of finance is a brilliant sector to be working in – and you don’t even have to be great at maths! From high-flying accountants to busy payroll assistants, a future in finance has the potential to be an exciting career choice. Finance is split into different […]

8 reasons why you should never take careers advice from James Bond

With 007 storming the box office at the weekend, we, the youth of today, are bound to be subjected to the usual shtick about how men want to be him and women want to be with him, repeated ad nauseum. While being James Bond would be fantastic in his universe of fast cars, spectacular explosions […]

The Ins and Outs of Justice

Judges, lawyers, police officers, prison staff, crime scene investigators and legal secretaries are just a handful of the people dedicating their working day to keeping Britain safe. We take a look at the employment opportunities available to you… If you’re a fan of Bones, CSI and the Good Wife, chances are you already know how […]

How To… Write a CV

What is a CV? A CV, or ‘curriculum vitae’, is basically a document that contains all information relevant to getting a job. It includes your name, previous employment, qualifications and references. It can be a daunting process and if done incorrectly can result in rejection – it’s important to get it right. However writing a […]

Voiceover Man

You might not recognise the name, but you’ll definitely recognise the voice. Peter Dickson – the voice behind The X Factor – put down his script to talk business with Source’s Lindsay Cochrane… How did you get into voiceover work? Ever since the age of ten, I wanted to be a radio announcer. An odd […]

Suit up!

After scraping together their savings, brothers Fraser and Ali Smeaton and pal Gregor Lawson have taken the world of fancy dress by storm with Morphsuits – even Harry Styles is a fan! So where did it all start for the entrepreneurial twenty-somethings? Source’s Bethany Ewen caught up with co-owner Gregor for our Winter 2011 issue… […]