STUDENT VOLUNTEERING WEEK: Getting involved

hen why not start volunteering? Join the Student Volunteering Week celebrations from 7 to 13 February

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Get involved in the community this Student Volunteering Week

Giving back is an excellent way to get more involved with the community and gain valuable experience – how can you give back during Student Volunteering Week?

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Could working abroad with Camp America enhance your CV?

Gaining work experience abroad looks incredibly impressive on your CV. Programs like Camp America immerse participants in another culture and allows them to gain important life skills that employers actively look for in the workplace.

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University: Preparing for higher education

Leaving home to start university or college can be stressful. You have to do your own washing (what?!), make new friends and try not to get lost on your way to class. We’ve rounded up our top tips to prepare you for higher education.

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Summer holidays: getting a part-time job

Love it or hate the thought of it: part time jobs are heaven sent. Get your own dolla and life experience this summer.

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Life skills to boost your CV

For some of you out there, it’s that time of the year when you start thinking about life after exams. If you’re just about to leave school (woo hoo!) you might find that your CV is looking a bit bare. Employers are always after a CV that stands out from the crowd, and one of the most effective ways of doing that is gaining a “life skill” that shows your potential of turning your hand to a variety of roles, rather than simply being good at your traditional school subjects. Here are few life skills that not only will give your credentials…

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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 from the crowd.   The information your CV can’t provide Your CV is fairly restrictive, even if you have been efficient with your layout. So use the cover letter to add additional information that may be useful in the success of your application. The cover…

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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 CV doesn’t have to a chore. Just follow these eight simple steps and you’ll be on the road to employment success… Spelling – No matter how qualified you may be for a job, it’s an almost certainty that poor spelling will result in no job…

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