Typing Training: A modern necessity

There is one thing that mainly separates the generations in the work force. The older generation have managed to get by without a comprehensive understanding of computers. While younger generations have grown up with laptops and PCs as an integral part of their daily lives. It’s one thing to learn to understand programmes though; Word, Excel and Outlook all have courses and walkthroughs that you can follow to get the best of them at your specific level. The one thing that really separates the two is their ability to type, and the speed with which they can do it.

Yes it comes naturally to the younger folk, but there are a number of courses, lessons and techniques that you can use to improve your typing speeds. You can take tests, use breathings techniques and all other manner of methods to keep up with those pesky youngsters and show you’re just as good with computers as they are.

The importance of the apprentice

One of the most crucial areas for any business is recruitment. But, as anyone who has ever gone through that process, either as a potential applicant or as a would be employer, it can be a very time consuming, and resource consuming, endeavour. What happens if the job is not for you? Or what happens if you new employee is way out of their depth in a real world situation? Fortunately governments around the world have been looking at ways to help both parties ease through this transitional period.

One of the most popular ways that this training is given is through apprenticeship programmes. It allows people who are looking for a job to demonstrate to employers that they have the proper skillset to succeed in the role, while also giving them invaluable real world work experience. For the employer, though, they have an opportunity to test would be recruits in proper tests, see if they succeed and, if they fancy it, take some of the apprentices on full time.


10 Tips To Secure Top Teaching Jobs

Teaching offers wonderful opportunities to influence young minds and inspire them to explore the world around them and open their hearts and minds to higher and better things. Many young children dream about becoming teachers when they grow up. If you are one of them and would like to pursue your childhood dreams here are some great tips shared by experts to help you land your dream teaching position.

1. Customize your CV to the teaching position or school your are applying for. If you are applying for Oxford teaching jobs the resume should be tailored for the particular position in Oxford you are applying for. Submitting a standard stock CV/application is a sign of laziness or disinterest. Ensure that you get the name and other details of the school you are applying for right when submitting your application.

2. If the school has a set of requirements advertised, try to highlight how you credentials match most of their needs. Put up a bullet list of their needs with how you fit the bill underneath. Make it hard for them to discard your application. Of course you should have the necessary qualifications and experience needed for the job in the first place.

ECDL: The gateway to computer training

No matter where you work, no matter what you do, whether you’re at school, working full time or job seeking; computers are essential. Almost everything in the modern age is computerised; and if you don’t have the training then you’re going to be get left behind, there’s no two ways about it. Luckily many employers and schools offer a great programme called ECDL or European Computer Driving License; a programme that covers all the major Microsoft software will hold you in good stead going forward.

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook are the main focuses of the programme, but more recent versions of ECDL will focus on more up to date versions of Microsoft Office. Considering the programme is free to do at work or many other places, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be computer literate.


How to Land a Job in Peterborough Music School

If you want to get a school job in Peterborough, then you should apply at Peterborough Music School. But you need to be reminded that there is indeed a stiff application procedure before you can land your dream job.Here are the requirements that you should meet:Degree in Music This is the first and most important requirement before you can apply as a teacher in Peterborough Music School. You must have at least finished a Bachelors Degree in Music. You will have an obvious advantage over other applicants if you have a Masteral or Doctoral Degree in Music. You should also show good scholastic records so you can have greater chances of being hired. Passion and Skills in Teaching Music

Since you will apply in a Musical School, you need to have the passion and talent in music. You can either be good in playing musical instruments, composing songs, singing or reading musical notes. Or much better, you should be good at all of these aspects. Remember that you will be competing against professionals with brilliant musical expertise. This is why your skills should be at par with their proficiency.

Is a Career in Retail Really That Bad?

Working in retail can at time be a bit of a nightmare, especially when you’re forced to work in a busy shop, for long hours around Christmas, but what are the main benefits of working in the retail industry?

Well, firstly you can enter without any qualifications and then build on from there. If you know you want to work in retail, then you can apply straight out of school and most companies have scope for progression.

It’s a growing sector and there’s also a lot of job security in retail. There’s always going to be customers that need serving or responding to, and you could stay in a job role for years and years. The retail industry also brings a lot of discounts and bonuses if you’re meeting targets, and this is definitely one of the main benefits, and most shops will provide at least some kind of discount for all staff members. So perhaps it’s actually not so bad after all – especially for those interested in progressing.

Another One Bites the Dust

Rejections happen, they have to happen because at the end of the day, jobs are precious. There’s nothing wrong with competition, but you have to be able to handle rejection if you want to succeed.

If you’re on a bit of a bad streak, possibly receiving 5 or 10 consecutive rejections from various employers, you don’t need to be alarmed. There are hundreds of people who apply for jobs, sometimes thousands, and there will be plenty of people in the same shoes as you.

When ‘another one bites the dust’ just think here’s always the next one, and there will eventually be a breakthrough if you’re persistent enough. The battle of finding a job can be made much more difficult if you’re battling with your confidence and self esteem, so don’t let rejection get you down because your next opportunity is just around the corner.

The Problem with Being Overqualified

Having a long list of qualifications is not always a good thing, especially when you find yourself in a desperate job hunt.

You may be looking to take any job, even if it means going back into retail work, and it can be a good decision, but employers may feel as though you’re not dedicated, because you’ll be immediately looking for something else, and this is when you’ll see that you’re overqualified.

You may then have trouble applying for a graduate job, because you don’t have enough experience, but persistence pays off, and you shouldn’t’ feel as though you’re not wanted anywhere. Only you know your dreams and if you’re overqualified for certain roles undertake work experiences to get you foot into the door of your desired industry, you will then never have to consider a ‘step back’ job position again.

Understanding Recruitment Agencies

When you’re looking to break into a particular industry, you may find that you’re continuously being contacted by recruitment agencies. It may sound great at first, like you’re being headhunted, but be warned they only have their own interests at heart.

Recruitment agencies are under pressure to fill job positions and it’s in their interest to speak to as many relevant people as possible. They can often sound as though they’re your friends; looking out for you and helping you get that dream job.

However, when a position has been filled you, may not hear from them again, and you should never pin your hopes up on getting a job through a recruitment agency. Some of course will help you and do what they can to get you a job, but make sure you don’t rely upon a particular agency, unless of course you’re paying for their services.

Starting from the Bottom

Whether you have a classy degree and a nice set of A levels, it’s important to know that you’re absolutely nothing to an industry without relevant work experience. The first job roles you can apply for are always going to be at the bottom of the pile, and in many ways when you come out of school or university, you have to prove yourself all over again.

That’s life, and you’ll certainly climb quickly if you use your skills and qualifications to develop further, but you should never fool yourself into thinking you’re going to start from the top. You have to gain respect in your industry, and prove you’re capable of reaching great heights, and like every individual, you do have to start from the bottom.

Breaking into some industries is really difficult, and you may even have to undertake unpaid work experience, so be prepared to start form the bottom in your dream industry.

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