Working within the medical industry

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 12:25 pm

If you have a passion for helping people then a job within the medical industry may be for you. Although doctors, vets and dentists have to have a number of years of training under their belt, there are many professions within the medical industry that require little or no experience. Depending on what area you want to work in, you may find that you need to do a short training course and then start working immediately. Some other professions such as nursing may require you to attend college and possibly university to obtain a degree.

Whether you want to follow a career path that’s related directly to medicine, or you’re just looking for something to suit your skills, it’s not just aspiring Doctors and Nurses that can make a difference.

The NHS is the fifth largest employer in the world and jobs are constantly becoming available.

With the population on the increase, the NHS is going to need more and more members of staff. Since health care workers are high in demand, many employers are offering training to their staff to help them be able to further their career and broaden their knowledge. This will allow them to take on more responsibility and move up within the company.



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How to land a Junior Web Developer Job

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 9:44 pm

With the world of IT constantly advancing, web development is a great role to get in to and pretty much guarantees a job placement at the end of your training. You do not need to have a degree to be a web developer, in fact, some of the best programmers are self-taught. It often comes down to experience and skills more than qualifications. You will however probably need to start off in a junior role until you have learned enough to progress up.

The first thing to do is learn the languages that you are going to be programming in this may include HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery. Although you do not need to know how to do everything, having a good knowledge of these will help you.

Next, create a great portfolio website. Your portfolio is the first thing potential employers will look at when considering you, so it needs to be a real reflection of your skills and yourself.

Try and do as many projects as you can even if just for friends and family and add them to your portfolio to show your previous works and experience. The projects don’t have to be huge ones. You can offer, for example, to re-do a navigation for a local company or create an e-newsletter in HTML for a charity.



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What to look for in an employer

Posted on November 21, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Often you may think that it’s the employee that needs to sell themselves in the recruitment process, but employers should also take some time to showcase what they are about and what their company stands for.

As an employee, it is important to work for a company that you believe in and that shares some of the same values as you do. A job should be about more than just the hours you put in, it should be a working relationship that can be built upon over the months / years.

You need to consider if not only you fit in with the culture of the company but also that it fits in with you. If you do not like the ethos of the business and the way it is run, you probably will not enjoy the job either.

Consider the people you are going to be working with – regardless of whether it’s an apprenticeship or a full-time job, you’re going to be spending a lot of time with your new co-workers so it’s important to make sure that they’re people you’d like to work with and that you could get along with.


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Finding a job when you have a disability

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 11:31 am

Finding a job can be extremely hard work and can be even harder if you have a disability. If you have a disability then you may be entitled to help from the government and may not need to work but for some people, their disability does not entitle them to not work or it may do, but they still chose to work.

The job centre should be able to help you find jobs that are suitable to your needs. Although employers are not allowed to discriminate against someone because they have a disability, if they simply cannot do the job or it would be unsafe for them to do so, then the employer can refuse to offer them the position. If you are disabled then you will probably have already had an assessment carried out but the ESA. This will tell you whether you need to work and if you do what stipulations you can make when applying for jobs. For example, some people may be able to work but not in a job that involves standing up for more than 30 minutes at a time. If you are struggling then speak to a careers office or employment office who should be able to point you in the right direction and may be able to give you advice on CV writing an interview techniques.


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Making the most of your job skills

Posted on January 31, 2017 at 10:40 pm

Lots of people feel that they have job skills that are not currently being utilised in their job role. This can be disheartening and can often lead to people looking for new opportunities. Before you abandon ship, you need to carefully consider which skills you feel are not being utilised and what sort of job you may go in to that would utilise them. All too often people leave a job and end up in a very similar role, still feeling disappointed.

It may be that your employer is not aware that you have a skill that may be useful to the business, so it is always worth having a quick chat with your boss first to see if there is any extra responsibility you may be given which would allow you to use your skills. Often employees feel that they are micro managed and do not have the freedom to do their job as they would like to. If this is the case, again you should bring it up with you immediate line manage or boss. You need to be careful how you word this, but saying that you feel you would like more responsibility is often a good way to broch the subject without getting off on the wrong foot.



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How can a recruitment agent help you?

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 8:58 am

When searching for a job it can be hard to know just where to start, particularly if you are considering a change in career. Most people find that a good recruitment firm can be the best option here as there are people there specifically trained in helping match appropriate candidate to available roles.

The other important thing to remember is that for some larger firms they only do any recruitment using agencies and do not accept CVs in directly or offer application forms from the business address.

If you are unsure of what sort of jobs you could apply for a good recruitment agent should be able to have a chat with you about the kind of things you enjoy and look at your skill set and qualifications to match you with an appropriate job. They should also be able to advise you about any qualifications that you could gain to help further your chosen career and point you in the right direction to attain these qualifications.

Once they have found a suitable position the agent will then offer help with completing the application form and can even give you some pointers with regards the interview process for that company.

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Getting back in to the world of employment

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 9:45 pm

When it comes to finding a job, it can often be a tricky task and one which leave many people leaving deflated and stressed. If you have been out of work for some time, then you may find it even harder than others to land a job even if you are open to most positions. Many employers are looking for people with experience in a similar role or candidates that have been employed for some time and used to a work environment.

If you are struggling to get back in to work then it may be the ideal time to do some unpaid work and volunteering to get you used to working with other people again and used to the daily work life. This can look great on a CV and will show potential employers that you are willing to go the extra mile to show them that you are ready for work and committed.

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Teaching jobs in the UK

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 9:25 pm

The UK have a wealth of teaching jobs in many different types of roles. Teachers are in high demand at the moment as the industry has seen many teachers leaving within their first year, leaving a gap in many schools.

It may be that you want to get in to teaching but are not sure of the exact route you need to take, or need to check if there is any funding available to help you through university. There are a number of companies out there that specialise in this and will help you through the whole process from finding the correct course for you to help you find a job once you have completed your course.

Having some classroom experience will help with your application, so it may be worth trying to find a school where you can help out in the classroom for a term or so to get this much needed experience.


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Working abroad

Posted on August 18, 2016 at 2:29 pm

If you are looking to travel around the world a little and don’t mind working whilst there, there are some great opportunities out there that will allow you to see and learn about different cultures, visit places of interest and know that you also have an income at the end of the day to pay for your lodgings etc.

Most of these companies will ask for a relatively small fee of between £400 – £1000, and this will often cover you food and living expenses for the first week, whilst you relax and get to know the people and the areas. They will then help you secure a job for the remained of the period you wish to stay there are often at hand throughout the process to assist you with any queries you have.

This can make travel less daunting and will also allow you to make friends quicker with the other people within the group.


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Gaining experience before applying for a job

Posted on July 31, 2016 at 10:51 pm

If you have applied for a number of similar positions and not been offered the job you may start to question why you are not getting them. It could be a number of reasons but often it simply comes down to experience. Employers like to be able to employ someone that has experience in a similar role so they do not have to spend too much of their time or money on training you, so if there is a candidate with experience who is very similar to a candidate without then the one with the experience will often get offered the job.

Try finding out if there is any way you can gain experience in a similar role, possibly by doing some volunteer work or by asking a company if you would be able to start on a lower salary as a trainee. Even taking part in a college course that specialises in that industry and possibly offers work experience may just be enough to land you that next job.



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