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A strong social network is essential!

          Network support     Strong social networks make life easier and happier! Often when you’re feeling overwhelmed by work, study, family commitments and life in general, you cut yourself off and hunker down, thinking that any social interactions take time away from what you should be getting on with. The truth[…]

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Reduce stress with meditation

        Meditation is food for the soul     Manage stress and improve your concentration by practicing mindfulness. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or tired? Meditation can bring an instant calming perspective to your life in as little as two minutes. The benefits are numerous; it can reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, sharpen concentration[…]

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Manage stress the healthy way

  Manage stress the healthy way The fundamentals of stress management involve keeping a positive attitude, changing the situation when you can and changing your reaction when you can’t. While you can’t stop your bills from coming or make more hours in the day, you can learn to manage stress by taking charge of your[…]

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Set up your study space

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  Your study space Follow our tips to set up your study space. Location, location, location! Are you able to study at work, or are you planning to study from home? Whether it’s your home office or the kitchen bench, a quiet area to study will help you stay on task and work through the[…]

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I’ve finished my study, now what?

  I’ve finished my study, now what? So you’ve wrapped up your online course, and now its time to put your best foot forward and step into the working world! Stand-out CV Keep it short and sweet! Stick to the essentials – is it relevant to the job you’re applying for? Highlight your experience in[…]

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Use your CV to make a great impression

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  Your CV – make a great first impression Your CV should tell an employer about what type of employee you will be and what skills you have to offer. Is your CV presenting the best version of yourself? Keep it short and sweet Employers want to know if your suitable for the job on[…]

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Linkedln – your online resume

          LinkedIn – your online resume         Your LinkedIn profile is your online resume and will help you build a professional brand for prospective employers. Make sure your profile is complete and detailed but temporarily turn off your activity broadcast whenever you are updating so you don’t fill[…]

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Write a great covering letter

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  Writing a covering letter A covering letter is your first opportunity to grab attention and make sure you stand out from other candidates. Keep it relevant Tailor your cover letter to the specific job you are applying for, identifying the particular skills you can bring to the role. Highlight any relevant experience that would[…]

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Understand your learning style

  Know your learning style People take in new information in many different ways. Is the way you study the best for your learning style? Visual Learners  You work best using pictorial or graphically formatted information. Diagrams, images and graphs appeal to your style of learning. Kinaesthetic/Active Learners Manipulating objects and experimenting with practical or[…]

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Be prepared for your job interview

    Prepping for your interview An interview is your opportunity to present your skills, experience and personality to your potential employer. It’s important to do some groundwork prior to your interview in order to make a knowledgeable first impression. Research the company and the role to help you answer questions the interviewer may pose.[…]