Category Archive: Leaving school

May 21

Getting a foot in the door

Georgia who wanted to be an estate agent was given some good advice But she had to get her foot in the door first. Off the cutting-room floor is a series of short clippings that didn’t make the final edit but are still too good to loose forever. Georgia’s full interview can be found …

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May 21

What is a normal interview process?

This young import co-ordinator had to take a number of tests including psychometicric profiling. A bit scary but, he was given the job, and could be confident that the company knew his abilities and what they could expect from him. Off the cutting-room floor is a series of short clippings that didn’t make the final …

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May 19

Sleepwalking to Uni?

Over 26,000 students dropped out of university in the last academic year.  This, says Mary Curnock Cook, the chief executive of UCAS, is due to too many teenagers ‘sleepwalking’ into university and not researching their degree courses sufficiently. “Stumbling from school into university without having found a course that energises you could mean you don’t …

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Jul 04


Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies, giving job seekers access to data and reviews about employers from their employees and previous candidates. They describe this as the TripAdvisor for job seekers. A quick search brought up 385,000 UK entries.

Jun 01

Gap year work – Chalet Host

This is the first in a Made by You series of people talking about gap year work. Gini talks about work in a ski resort as a Seasonaire and how she worked in a hotel the previous summer to get the necessary experience.

May 29

Become an entrepreneur

The UK would have 900,000 more businesses if it had the same rate of entrepreneurship as the US. To try and help bring this about an £82m loan scheme for young people wanting to create a business has been launched. People aged between 18 and 24 can apply for funds, expected to typically be about …

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