Is It Really The End of The World If You Fail Your A-Levels?

Exploding EarthIt can really seem like the end of the world if you fail or underperform at your A-Levels, but it isn’t really. You of course have every right to be disapointed, as you worked for a goal but failed to achieve that goal, and you are perfecty entitled to allow some time to grieve for that loss. But, you shouldn’t grieve for too long, e.g. much more than a day, or else the many alternative opportunities that are available will be snapped up by other students who got back on the saddle faster then you.

Yes, there is life after failed A-Levels. For starters, you may have failed to make the grade for your first choice but may have passed with flying colours for your second choice and they will be very pleased to have you. You can still get a great degree.
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What Recruiters Look at During The 5 Minutes They Spend on Your Resume

Research tells us that recruiters initially spend just 6 seconds looking at your resume, deciding if a candidate is a fit. This study by the ladders tells us that they spend 80% of this 6 seconds looking at 6 pieces of information: 1. Name 2.Current title/company 3.Previous title/company 4.Previous position start and end dates 5.Current position start and end dates 6.Education. This is why it is vital that you develop a well structured resume with a clear information hierarchy, which makes use of: bold headings, indents, bullet points and appropriate formatting, so recruiters can quickly navigate to the key information on your resume, and make their initial ‘fit’, rather than ‘no fit’ decision. (Alternately, buy a ready made, recruiter optimized resume template here).
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Top 4 Essential Mobile Apps For Graduate Jobseekers

As graduates coming into one of the toughest job markets for several generations, you’d be foolish to not make use of the applications and technologies on the market which can enhance your job search and interview chances, especially when they can be downloaded on to your smart-phone in an instant. But, you’d also be foolish to be cluttering your machine with endless apps or spending hours and hours searching for and evaluating apps when this time would be better spent using those apps to boost your job search. So, to save you time, I have prepared a list of top 4
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Do Graduates Really Need to Worry About Pensions?

I know, I know, you are 22 years old, you’ve just come back from your life changing, record breaking year out travelling the world, and now you are the  brightest, hottest young thing to hit the job market, since Mack Zuckerberg. Watch out world!

And you of course will be looking at the title of this article and wondering, I’m 22, not 62, why the hell do I need to worry about retirement planning and pensions? It’s boring and I’ve got plenty of time to save. Perhaps you are right, you probably don’t need to worry about pensions, but
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Why Moonlighting (Taking a second job) Is No Longer a Dirty Word.

Average earnings have been rising at a lower rate than inflation for quite a few years now, with this being particularly noticable in the UK according to this BBC report. This means that the average worker’s purchasing power is falling and graduates and experienced workers may find themselves in the position of having to take a second job if they want to reach their lifestyle goals and aspirations of owning a home or simply making ends meet. Yes, where moonlighting was once a dirty word, it has now become an act of economical necessity for many workers who simply can’t earn enough money to live from the full time job available to them.
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