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volunteering
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04
Jun

How can volunteering abroad help your life and career?

Over the past 20 years the number of working women in the UK has risen, while the number of working men has declined. Indeed, according to the centre-right think-tank Policy-Exchange, there will be more women in work than men by 2014. As an increasingly motivated and powerful workforce, women are increasingly seeking out new occupations....
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Key Benefits of Volunteering for Career Advancement and Business Opportunities! (F)
03
Jun

Key benefits of volunteering for career advancement and business opportunities

Volunteering is becoming a good way to develop new skills, boost your career and find business opportunities. Besides giving the satisfaction of helping others, volunteering could be the opportunity to develop new skills in a fun way. Most volunteering jobs are challenging, so this helps to gain new competences and develop leadership capabilities. Volunteering works...
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02
Jan

Walking a different path

Emma Leering, CEO of United Amayi As a strong-willed, independent youngster, I always knew that I didn’t want a traditional job. I didn’t like the thought of working for someone else, and couldn’t picture myself as a solicitor, doctor, shop owner, or anything else careers advisors spoke of. On top of that, I also have...
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20
Nov

How to make yourself more employable?

Last Summer, there were 14 million graduates in the UK competing for similar jobs. As such, there is an increasing importance for young people to make themselves stand out during the job application process. Students are realising that qualifications are no longer enough to secure them a position, especially when up against other young people...
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16
Aug

Inspire young people in your area | Join the Ada Lovelace Day celebrations

Education charity Founders4Schools are putting inspiring women into schools across the country this Ada Lovelace Day, to show students that STEM careers could be an exciting option for their future. So what is Ada Lovelace Day all about, and how can you get involved? Ada Lovelace Day is celebrated on the second Tuesday of October...
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06
Jun

Advance your skills and pay it forward by volunteering as a school governor

Seeking a way to pay it forward? Wanting to improve the education of the children of the future? Then you may have what it takes to become a school governor. Volunteering as a governor is a great opportunity to expand your skills, benefitting you both personally and professionally but also helping those around you. School...
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19
Aug

Employers looking for soft skills and personality in job applicants finds British Gas research

Soft skills and personality are top attributes that employers look for when deciding on hires, according to research from British Gas. More than half of the employers surveyed said they have turned down candidates because they lacked soft skills and personality. Furthermore, 94% said they believe they get real results from employees who have volunteering...
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06
Jun

Giving Back: Get involved with Girls out loud!

Girls Out Loud is an award winning social enterprise founded in 2010 on a mission to raise the aspirations of teenage girls in the UK.  We create and deliver early intervention programmes in schools and communities focused on building self esteem, emotional resilience, a positive body image and confidence. Alongside hosting motivational events and speed...
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