Making it Clear you Want to Progress at Work

Progressing at work isn’t just about the quality of the work you produce. It is also largely about your attitude and the way in which you conduct yourself at work. If you have the right attitude and make your intentions clear, you are much more likely to gain success in the workplace. When you talk to your boss, tell them that you are ambitious and always aim high. Perhaps don’t tell them specific aims – saying ‘I want to take your job’ might give the wrong impression! Emphasise how much you enjoy the work you do and make it clear that you are willing and able to take on further challenges. It... Read More »

How to Work your Way up the Career Ladder

Getting started in your career when you are fresh out of school or university is never going to be an easy task. There are more barriers in your way than there are circumstances in your favour. If you want to get a good job and are committed to becoming a careers person, there are some things you can do to help: Find a career path that suits you. Do some extensive research and get work experience in your chosen field. If it isn’t right for you, don’t hang around. Move onwards and upwards. Be tenacious. From day one, show that you are determined and make it known that you are... Read More »

Teaching Tips: Why choose Bedfordshire?

Teaching Tips: Why choose Bedfordshire? Are you a teacher who is fed up with their current job and searching for a fresh workplace? Or perhaps are you a complete newbie in search of the ideal place to start your career? It can be daunting when you know what you want but don’t know where to find it. With so many destinations offering jobs in teaching, we have listed a few factors down for you to consider why Bedfordshire could be your ideal choice.

How to Learn New Skills in a New Job

Starting a new job can be a little bit daunting, especially if it is a step up from your previous position. If you are beginning a new role, here are some ideas to make sure you learn quickly and impress your colleagues with your knowledge: Ask questions. Make the most of people’s knowledge about the company and processes. This also has the added benefit of making you look keen and enthusiastic. Make notes. You will learn much faster if you write down what you know and are able to refer back to it in future. Read everything you are given. You will usually be given a welcome pack or training... Read More »

Getting into a Good Company

Everybody has a different definition of a good job and a good company. There are some companies, though, that are generally acknowledged to be good to work for. They tend to be known for looking after their staff and offering them a great career. Here are some ways to tell if you are applying to a good company: Look them up. Find out about their finances on Companies House and see how long they have been in business. Find out about career progression. A good company should offer all-round careers and good options for flexible employment. Talk to current members of staff. See if you can ask them honest questions... Read More »