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If you have been out of work for a period of time you may find it hard to get back in to a role that you wanted. Often people have to take time out of work due to personal circumstances such as starting a family, sickness or caring for a relative. When you are ready to return to work you may find that you do not have the necessary level of education or skills to walk straight back in to a job.

Depending on your personal circumstances you may be able to return to eduction to gain a qualification that you require. This can be costly as you may not only have to find the money to pay for your course yourself but also may mean that you are out of work for a considerable amount of time whilst you train.

If you need to work immediately, then you may need to consider a different role to one that you used to do or to take something that is part time until you can find the job or gain the experience you need.

Local Services Helping Young People Get Work Experience

local-servicesYoung people straight out of school or college can sometimes find it extremely difficult to find work. Most companies are looking to employ people who have some experience of for and therefore can provide references.
This poses a cyclical problem in that without job opportunities how are young people supposed to get the experience that they need?

There are however government backed schemes to help address this problem, and one large on is based in the town of Scunthorpe.
The business is set up with funding, in this case a café and events venue, and then young people are employed on a volunteer basis to work at the venue to learn the valuable skills that they will require for the world of work as well as gaining the experience that many potential employers would be looking for.

With more services available like this one we could really change the attitudes of people living in poor areas of the UK that have high levels of unemployment and open their eyes to the potential of what they can do with a little experience and a good chance to make a go of things.

What Supply Teachers Should Prepare For…

teacher-651318_1280Supply teaching is important for schools in Hemel Hempstead as there is always going to be a need for teachers to come in and take care of the needs that classes have in the event that a normal instructor is not available for any reason. Supply teachers can take care of regular teacher absences for days or even weeks at a time depending on the need within a particular class.

Anyone who is interested in supply teaching in Hemel Hempstead will need to be fully aware of what can be done while taking care of a class. This is to ensure that a teacher will have full control over any situation that might come about while teaching students.

Understand the Content

It is critical for all supply teachers to be certain that they are aware of the contents that they are going to work with when taking care of students. Teachers must be aware of what they will talk about and help with administering lessons, assignments and discussions with students.

For instance, if a supply teacher is to be hired for math courses then that person needs to be fully prepared to take care of students who are studying certain topics in math. These include topics that are relevant to their grade levels and what the teacher is prepared to help work with. Continue reading

Employee or Self Employed?

face-63980_1280That’s the question you should ask yourself if you have applied for/taken a job described as a self employed position or have been asked by your employer to go from employee to self employed while continuing the same duties.

Some employers may call positions “self employed” in order to avoid meeting workers rights if they where employee’s. In reality, it’s the nature of the job, not its title which determines whether it’s a self employed position or not.

Are paid regularly by an employer, not per job completed? Are you instructed in the schedule and how to proceed with tasks by a supervisor rather than organising your work yourself? Does your employer provide tools and materials or must you source your own? If you cannot complete a task, who organises cover/ contractors?

All these things effect whether you are considered employed or self employed under employment legislation, and therefore affect your rights should you have any issues.

Starting Your First Job After Education

job-search-276893_640People start their first job at a variety of ages. Some people chose to start work straight after their GCSE’s, as soon as they are legally old enough to do so, whilst others may not actually start looking for work until they are in their mid 20’s due to a university course.

Choosing which career path to take has to be decided based on your own personal circumstances and career that you wish to go in to. There is no set right or wrong time, everyone is different and many will follow different routes (sometimes even in to the same job).

When you come to look for your first job, it can be extremely daunting and you may feel a little overwhelmed on how to go about it. Depending on what industry and job role you wish to go for, can determine where you need to look. For example, if you are looking for teaching jobs then these are normally advertised in local papers, government / local authority websites and specialist sites such as TES.

Preparing for an Interview as a Potential Employee

So you have sent off your CV and cover letter to apply for a job you have seen. Or maybe you have been head hunted by a recruitment agency or by the employer. Normally the next step is that you asked to attend an interview. Although interviews can be carried out over the phone or even via a video call, the majority of them are done face to face on the companies premises. Next thing to consider is what you are going to wear to your interview. Most employers expect candidates that are attending an interview to dress in a smart and professional manner. This often means wearing a suit or smart trousers / skirt and shirt. You will also need to think about what questions you will want to ask the employer. Do not be scare to asked questions and if you are not asked if you want to know anything, then at the end of the interview is usually a good time to bring them up. You may want to know about the hours that you need to do, if there is any travelling involved and more detail about the job specifics.