Thu, 10 Mar 2016
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This week it is National Career’s week! A week where we are celebrating the guidance and free resources in education across the UK. During this week: Schools, Academies and Colleges offer workshops to provide all their students with careers advice and guidance – #helpful!

For this year’s Careers week, BU (Bournemouth University), amongst others, has organized four workshops which has been designed to educate students on: interviewing; writing a CV and business start-up support! Keeping up with all things techno, not only can the students Skype chat BU graduates, but they can also access these sessions via Tablets! Oh and it doesn’t finish there… BU has also managed to ‘bag’ itself numerous sponsors, including: RBS (which has also secured the event in 2017/18); National Careers Service; We Can; Emi Farm; CDI and Apprenticeships!

This has got us thinking about what we can do to help young people start their own careers. We at Impact already are part of Inspire, sending our experienced consultants out to high schools in the area and talking to pupils about the opportunities they have and might not have thought about, but for those of you not attending school in the Hackney area, here’s some key career’s advice from those same consultants:

Nick (MD): “Always make sure you tailor your CV to the job you’re applying for, a single sentence can rule you out of an interview!”

Michelle (Head of Support): “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have! And never apologise for anything you plan on doing again”

John (Head of Digital): “Don’t pick a job, pick a boss. Your first boss is the biggest factor in your career success. A boss who doesn’t trust you won’t give you opportunities to grow.”

And lastly…

Lisa (Snr HR Consultant): “The only person stopping you from doing anything, is you! Work hard and dream big!”