With many students getting ready to start their GCSE’s and A Levels this summer, they will soon need to be considering what they are going to do afterwards. It may be that they are going on to further education and know what grades they need to get or possibly that they have decided they want to work. The recent laws state that all under 16 to 18-year-olds must stay in full-time education, for example at a college, start an apprenticeship or traineeship or spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training.
To find out what career may be suitable for you, you could try taking one of the personality quizzes such as the one on the UCAS website. This will ask you a series of questions and based on the answers you have provided, it will tell you a bit more about your personality and what jobs may be suited to you.
You have to be able to speak to a careers advisor at school or if not you may be able to contact the nation careers advise service to find out what options you have available to you and what may be a good career path for you to choose.
With A-levels and GCSEs finished for this year and results due to be released within the next few weeks, many students are finding themselves in a position where they need to look for a job vacancy if they have decided to leave education. With the new laws, GCSE students can no longer leave education unless they have a job or training program already lined up to go in to. A level students sometimes chose to take what’s known as a Gap year, allowing them to travel around a bit before they settle into a career.
Many students simply want to look for work and start earning money as soon as possible. With so many people looking for jobs and job rates still recovering following the recession, many employers are finding themselves inundated with offers of employees and CVs. This makes it all the more important to ensure that your CV and cover letter is written to a high standard, includes all the relevant information and contains no spelling mistakes/punctuation issues etc..
There are a number of places to search for a job vacancy such as The Job Centre, online jobs boards, social media websites, local newspapers and recruitment agencies.
Office work is probably one of the most popular types of jobs, especially amongst school leavers as there is often a large amount of these types of roles available and some require little or no experience. This does not mean that these jobs are not rewarding and good jobs to have. Office jobs can vary widely depending on what industry they are in. If you chose to take on an office job that is based within a company that deals directly with the public, then you may find that much of your role is customer facing and managing being the go between with the customer and the business. If you chose to work for a company that sells to the trade, then your role may be more based around working on your own or closely with internal members of staff rather than with the public.
Working in an office is a great way to get a feel for a work place. You will often get to liaise with different departments and get to understand how the company works.
Often you have the opportunity to progress from an office role such as an office junior up to manager or co-ordinator quite quickly if you show willing and are reliable.
In the job market these days, there is always a rush for the perfect job that pays the bills and offers a standard work satisfaction. While many find it difficult to land the job of their dreams, those who are interested in primary teacher jobs might find the tips in this article beneficial. With the adequate degree and the right mindset, almost anyone who is interested will find some use for their teaching skills in the job scenario today. The following are some much researched tips that are sure to assist one in landing primary school teacher jobs.
Top Tips for Primary Teacher Jobs
Building the CV: While everyone who appears for any job interview has a CV to hand in, the one thing that should be included in the CV of a prospective teacher is a solid work experience that concerns any aspect of teaching. While some might find it difficult to do so in the case of first time job applications, it is a good idea to include some NGO work and social service hours that they might have put in. This is one of the few things that tend to incline the interviewer favourably towards the applicant.
There are two main types of schools; independent (also known as a private school) and state school (or public school). As a teacher there are differences in teaching in these type types of school.
An Independent school has more control over what they teach and how they teach it as they are not subsidised by the government, instead the fee paying parents and donors cover the cost. This also gives them more control over who they can hire.
The relative lack of regulatory guidelines for fee-paying schools does mean there can be more variety when it comes to pay, benefits and working environment.
One off the main benefits in teaching at an independent school is that you will be teaching classes of smaller sizes, and because money is not as much of an issue, resources are not stretched so far as in a public school. For teachers this means a greater ability to control classes of pupils and to give more attention to individual pupils.