Legal Services Apprenticeships and CILEx

Legal Services Apprenticeships and CILEx

A renewed interest in legal apprenticeships has seen in-house legal departments and law firms taking up Legal Services Apprenticeships (LSAs) which are overseen by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).  There are currently 360 LSAs working at 107...
Best Jobs for Your Personality Type

Best Jobs for Your Personality Type

A thought provoking and rather beautiful infographic which explores the different personality “types” discovered by the Myers-Briggs personality test. Source: CollegeMatchup.net
Generic Skills ~ advice from a major employer

Generic Skills ~ advice from a major employer

 When recruiting young people, employers are often most interested in personal qualities which are quite hard to define or pin down precisely.  So they will make judgements based on gut instinct – relying on their intuition to help them decide whether an applicant...
Working with Children ~ the range of apprenticeships

Working with Children ~ the range of apprenticeships

It can be very confusing trying to understand the complicated jigsaw of different apprenticeships and qualifications available in the field of work with children and young people. This post aims to shed some light on the different options. Children and young...
Is it a good idea to get a degree?

Is it a good idea to get a degree?

Update (August 2016): A recent report by a think tank called the Intergenerational Foundation has looked in detail at the so-called graduate premium. This is the extra amount on average that graduates will earn over their working lives compared with those who do not...
How to write a CV personal statement

How to write a CV personal statement

A personal statement is a brief, eye catching statement that explains your reasons for applying while highlighting your key skills. It should be the very first item at the top of your CV and should show that you know about the job you are applying for and why you...