‘This may not be legally orientated, however, I thought that the meaning behind this applied to any student regardless of their dreams.’
“Find one person younger than you were when you started, and offer them non-monetary support to help them find success.” I love this #ChallengeRichard that came in via Twitter. It epitomises the spirit of business and my belief that you’re never too young to be an entrepreneur.
I recently received the wonderful letter below from nine-year-old Annie Spicer-Jones of Kent. Accompanying her letter, Annie sent me some designs of an aircraft that she invented. I thought I’d address the #ChallengeRichard by replying to Annie with some tips to help her succeed in achieving her dreams.
Thank you for your letter, your creativity is inspiring. I enjoy talking to young people about their dreams. Too often children are told that they cannot do this, and they shouldn’t do that – but that just restricts their imagination. Don’t ever let anyone prevent you from dreaming. Imagination is one of our greatest gifts. Without it we would never make the changes that make the world a better place.
I love your designs for your airplane, but more importantly, I love that you [...]
Need work now?
If you’re looking for something that starts straight away, temporary work could be the ideal solution. And with over 20,000 recruiters looking for temporary staff on reed.co.uk right now, there’s really never been a better time to get going.
Never tried temping and want to learn more? Here’s what you need to know:
What is temporary work?
Temporary work can include anything from one day’s work, through to a year’s contract – covering a leave period, for example.
However, although temporary assignments can differ in duration, they often have one thing in common – employers are usually looking for you to start right away.
How can I let recruiters know I’m available for temporary work?
Call them, send them/us a updated version of your CV. Make sure that your CV highlights the correct skills and assets for that particular role.
Saying you’re available doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be available for every hour offered.
We will let you dictate to us exactly when you’re available, from mornings, afternoons, evenings and nights through to weekends or shift work only.
What’s more, you can easily change your availability at any time. So if you’ve found something that works for you, you simply [...]
So you aced the first interview… and they asked you back.
Great. You’ve made it to the second interview stage. Unfortunately, you’re not 100% how this will differ from your first interview, so your approach is simply to repeat the same things you said before, only slightly clearer and/or louder. Not so great.
While some interview preparations remain the same, there can be key differences when it comes to the types of questions asked by employers, and the answers expected of you.
We’ve put together a quick summary of how a second interview can differ from the first.
What is the difference between the first and the second interview?
Whereas a first interview is generally used to test your personality and basic abilities, the competition intensifies when it comes to the second stage.
What an employer really wants to know now is what separates you from the other candidates, what your technical abilities are, and the logistics involved when it comes to a firm offer. This way they can more easily make a direct comparison between remaining candidates.
In addition, second interviews are often an opportunity for other key members of staff at a prospective employer to meet and question a shortlist of [...]
If you’ve been applying to hundreds of job positions and still haven’t yet secured a position, you might be doing something wrong. Don’t feel glum, the good news is you can fix this! First of all, let’s explore the possible reasons why you haven’t been getting the job!
You’re attributing everything to luck
You just faced another rejection. “Is me,” you might think. Well, if you keep getting rejected, you could potentially be at fault. First, stop blaming it on luck, and work on amping up your interview skills and CV. The job market may be bad, but there are still people around you getting jobs. Talk to and learn from them. Figure out how to place yourself in the best position possible so that when an opportunity comes along, you’ll be a prime candidate. And perhaps the hiring manager can give you honest feedback on why you didn’t get the job. It’s rare, but it happens!
Typos and poor grammar in your CV , not doing research on the company before your interview — these are some careless mistakes that can easily nix you as a candidate. I’ve prepped with friends who say they are well prepared but still make [...]