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LinkedIn Masterclass: What we can learn from these famous LinkedIn profiles

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

These famously successful people all have one thing in common – they curate their public personas in order to appear a certain way to the world. If you want to improve your job prospects, grow your reputation within your industry, or stand-out to potential employers, colleagues and business partners, you could learn a thing or [Read more…]

Why lifelong learning is essential for the economy – and for you

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Lifelong learning benefits employees, benefits and governments, argues the World Economic Forum. Voluntarily pursuing new knowledge and skills throughout your life can not only bring about good health, wealth, quality of life and future prospects for yourself and your family, but it can have a hugely positive knock-on effects for companies who invest in the [Read more…]

Advances in automation technology are changing the workplace

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Technology is advancing exponentially and this is causing dramatic changes in every aspect of our lives, including the workplace. Here we take a look at some of the main developments, and how they could affect your job now or in the not too distant future. Automation includes the use of robotics in industries like manufacturing, [Read more…]

The pros and cons of being a freelancer

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Could you use your skills to enter the world of self-employment? Whether you can write, build, design, teach, or you’re an accountant, marketer, project manager, web developer, or one of many more freelance professions, being a freelancer means you can work on your own terms. Freelancing can allow the flexibility to work when you want, [Read more…]

What tasks can you give to a work experience candidate?

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Work experience gives students the opportunity to experience what working life is all about, usually in an industry or occupation that they are considering joining in the future. It typically lasts from a few days to a few weeks, and although voluntary and unpaid, it has a lot of value for the young people taking [Read more…]

5 tips to instantly boost your confidence

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Whether you’re about to sit an exam, interview for a job or give an important presentation at work, confidence is key to success. In our recent alumni survey, you asked us for guidance on feeling more confident, so here is our best advice. Self-confidence shouldn’t be confused with arrogance. It’s not the belief that you [Read more…]

Career Guide: What you can do with your Health and Social Care qualification

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The first guide in a series about health and social care careers. Diploma Foundation Learning in Health and Childcare (Level 1) Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Direct Entry to the Yr2) (Level 3) First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (Level 2)   Overview of the healthcare industry The health and social [Read more…]

Techniques to improve your time management at work or college

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

In our recent alumni survey, we asked you what advice you would like to see in our monthly alumni articles. Help with time management was a popular request amongst the Lewisham Southwark College alumni community, so here are our tips for using your time wisely, whether you’re at work or college.   Set clear short-term [Read more…]

Cutting edge jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

New technology means new jobs. We explore some of the job roles that have come into existence over the last decade.   App Developer “The iPhone arrived in 2007 and the Android shortly after, and now nearly half the world’s adults have a smartphone,” say the World Economic Forum. There are now over 2.2million apps available [Read more…]

How to get your first work experience

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Getting your first working experience is a challenge for new jobseekers in almost every industry. How do you get a job without previous experience and how do you get experience without a job? Having work experience is even a prerequisite for getting internships these days, as competition for graduate opportunities continues to rise. It’s a frustrating Catch 22 for those [Read more…]

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