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Students Now Face A ‘Black Hole’ in Career Choice

Posted on August 21, 2013 by Daniel at 3:08 am

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A “black hole” in careers and university advice has recently been found and complained about by a philanthropist who renamed a Cambridge college with a £30 million donation.

Five years ago, New Hall accepted a donation from Steve Edwards and his wife, Ros, who had studied there, thus renaming the school to Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. Mr. Edwards disclosed that he had met a lot of professionals who, at one time, were given bizarre advice and scant support for university application. He said that a career adviser at one Lincolshire school advised all the girls to work in a bank and all the boys to join the army.

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Guiding Your Children’s Career As A Sign Of Successful Parenting

Posted on August 15, 2013 by Daniel at 5:56 pm

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Ensuring that your children remain safe from the moment they were born until they learn to make their own choices has always been a parents’ constant duty. There may be times when they make poor or wrong decisions. However, along with proper guidance, these failures will help shape them to be better people. There are also several things that you can do to help when it comes to dealing with your children’s career.

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Dealing with a Foreign Currency Once You Have Moved Abroad Is Easy with these Tips

Posted on August 15, 2013 by Daniel at 5:54 pm

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Relocating regardless of where you are going to is already stressful enough, which is made even more difficult if you add in the challenge of moving abroad and dealing with a new currency. Top that off with different processes, language barriers and a whole new way of life, and you’ll see yourself in a daunting situation. These and many other things to consider, makes it a must to research every aspect of your new life before diving in.

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Earning While Doing the Job You Love

Posted on August 15, 2013 by Daniel at 5:44 pm

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Ever dreamed of doing the job you love and earning a good deal out of it? If you love writing, then you now have the option to use your gift to play with words to make a reasonable amount of money and pay the bills. A growing number of people are now considering working at home as an ideal career. However, this is not an easy feat, and will need dedication and commitment.

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LifeSkills campaign: Guide teens to the right job

Posted on August 7, 2013 by Daniel at 3:12 am

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Your children may follow your career path, or find their own way – just be supportive with friendly advice, says Daniel Allen

Somewhere between the traps of overly pushy parenting and extreme nonintervention lies a thin trail that leads one’s children to a rewarding career and job satisfaction. The trick for parents is knowing when to intervene and when to let their child find his or her own way, even if it means missed turnings, dead ends or long detours.

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How to quit the day job and prosper

Posted on July 24, 2013 by Daniel at 1:20 am

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Millions of people who work in steady jobs dream about doing something different and more exciting on their own account, from writing children’s books to running a rural gastropub. Hilary Mantel, the double-Man Booker prize-winning author, once worked in a department store.

If you are serious about going freelance or starting a business in your late 20s or later, financial concerns are likely to be the main barrier. However, career experts say that if you have a good idea, do your homework before you quit the day job and possess grit, it is possible to minimise the risks and make the transition.

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