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Businesses urged to teach pupils how to fill skills gap

Posted on June 26, 2013 by Daniel at 1:40 am

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Business leaders should give regular talks in schools to stop teenagers dreaming of being footballers or pop stars rather than surveyors or technicians, according to the National Careers Council.

A report from the government advisory body says that many young people have unrealistic career ambitions and need better advice on how to develop the qualifications and skills for specialist jobs that employers need. Britain’s future growth is being hampered by a careers “mismatch” that leaves businesses unable to find skilled staff, while a million young people are out of work, it adds. The report calls for sweeping changes in support for young people.

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You Are What You Tweet: 2011 in Review (Infographic)

Posted on June 17, 2013 by Daniel at 1:28 pm

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If you asked me about the key figures of 2011, Justin Bieber and Charlie Sheen would be the last names to come out of my mouth. And yet, according to the 75% of us who use social media, these two are this year�s most important figures. Check out my new graphic illustrating our surprising social media addictions and what they say about us

5 Ways to Get Through College Without Debt (and a Scholarship Offer)

Posted on June 17, 2013 by Daniel at 1:27 pm

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I accumulated a good bit of debt when I went to college. Initially, I attended a school I really couldn’t afford, but it was by far my favorite school, it was relatively close to home, and I went with my heart instead of my head.

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America’s Pet Frenzy (Infographic)

Posted on June 17, 2013 by Daniel at 1:25 pm

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It’s always strange to realize just how much we spend on things that we don’t consider regular, heavy expenses. American pet care is a $50 billion dollar industry and growing. As infrequently as vet visits seem to come up for my family, the bill for most any procedure is at least $200. Pets are a part of the family, and I’m certainly not one to cut corners, but some of our spending is very unnecessary.

I’m only a part-time high-flyer. This is my happy job

Posted on June 12, 2013 by Daniel at 1:47 am

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BRITAIN’S young people are becoming a generation of part-time professionals, balancing careers in areas such as finance and law to please their parents with “conscience” jobs to satisfy themselves.

The number of people aged 25-34 in part-time employment has risen by 24% since 2008, according to an analysis by the Office for National Statistics for The Sunday Times — more than three times as fast as the wider workforce. This group accounts for nearly half of the rise in part-time employment over the past five years.

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Quarter of workers ‘plan to take different career path’

Posted on May 29, 2013 by Daniel at 1:58 am

curriculumMore than a quarter of workers are planning to change the direction of their career in the next five years, research has indicated.

A survey of 2,030 adults found that of those who are currently working, 26 per cent wish to embark on a new career path. The research by Invest in Cornwall, a regional development project, found that, of these, 24 per cent wished to fulfil long-term ambitions, 23 per cent were dissatisfied in their current role and 23 per cent wanted to earn more money. Only 5 per cent said that they were looking to change jobs because they feared redundancy in the near future.

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