April Career Advice Round-Up
April brings spring and new beginnings, so if you started your job search this month, this article is here to help you find all of our latest career advice. Throughout April, we shared 5 new articles to help you find your next role. From balancing your job and degree to discussing retirement, we talk about a huge range of different job-related questions and queries. Find all of this month’s advice in this one handy place.
Whether you’re working full-time or part-time, finding the right balance between work and education can be a tricky one to grasp. Everyone has different priorities, and it can feel like a juggling act. However, it is possible. This article discusses the steps you can take to find the right working balance and find a way of working that is just right for you.
Telling your employer you’re ready for retirement
Sometimes, when looking for career advice, all you can find is ‘how to find your next role’ and ‘how to prepare for interviews’. Careers aren’t just about new beginnings in the workplace, they're about working hard and working towards your end goal. For many, this can be retirement. Stepping away from the workplace to be able to try new work projects or something different. This article talks about how you can craft your retirement letter and bring this up with your employer.
Interview prep sheets are exactly what it says on the tin - documents that are there to help you prepare for your interview in advance. Employers don’t want you to fail interviews, so by creating prep sheets for their candidates, they are able to share more information and match expectations. They are there to ensure you are prepared in advance and give you the best possible chance to show your full potential. To read more about how you can utilise prep sheets, click the link above.
How to answer the ‘Please describe the job you’ve applied for?’ Interview question
Not knowing how to answer interview questions is one of the main things that can cause nerves. When we are able to prepare properly for an interview, the more likely you are to answer questions with ease. This article is here to help you understand what the interviewer wants to hear when they ask this question, what you should be saying and how you can format your answer. Being prepared for an interview can really help, especially if you take the uncertainty out of the situation. Make sure you read the full article!
How to include caring for your family on your CV
CVs can be hard to write, especially when you feel like you’re hiding something. Discussing career gaps, whatever the reason, is something we should get used to doing. The right employer should be accepting of your situation and understand that careers don’t just move in one direction. There can be a stigma around career gaps on your CV but the more we talk about it, the more people realise it’s a normal part of life. Click the link above to read the full article and understand how you could add career gaps to your CV.